Have you ever wanted to know what goes inside someone’s mind? Well, I don’t know if that’s possible but you can know a lot about a person by the non-verbal signals they give out.
You’ll be surprised to know that researchers have found out that we deliver 55% of our messages through our body language.
Most of the successful people learn this art of reading these signs and Ace their way to success by emotional intelligence. If you want to learn the science behind this, then here are a few simple tricks on how you can read someone’s true nature.
The Eyes Chico, They Never Lie
One of the easiest ways to know what the person is hiding is by just observing their eyes. If the person is avoiding eye contact or just looking at the side, it may be a sign that the person is lying or is disinterested.
If he/she is looking at their hands, they might be nervous.
If you want to know whether they are telling a true story just notice where they look at while recalling it. A person looks above towards left while recalling a memory whereas on the right upper side when imagining something.
The Pointy Feet
Feet can reveal important cues about any conversation. If you are in a conversation with someone who’s feet point towards you, that means they are interested and paying attention whereas if the feet point towards someone else they’ll rather talk to that person than to you.
People are expert at fake smiling, what if I tell you it’s easy to differentiate between a fake and a true smile. Pay attention to the eyes when the person smiles, if the eyes are creased then it’s real.
Also, notice if the lips are pressed it might be a sign of disagreement or discomfort and if the person tries to hide their mouth from their hands they might be lying to you.
Physical proximity can tell a lot about the relationship between two people. If those people are in a close relationship they more likely to be close but this sign can vary as different cultures and people have a different idea of Personal space.
Mirroring is nothing more than the other person copying you, not in a mocking way. When we are immersed in the conversation or like someone we often tend to mirror their actions unconsciously. So, next time when you go out on a date or a meeting see if the other person mirrors you.
Observe The Head Movement
When a person nods slowly at you in between the conversation, it means they are paying attention to you. If they tilt their heads towards right they might be interested in you.
If a person nods fast then he/she wishes for the conversation to be over asap.
A simple example of this is when you crack a joke, people will turn their head towards the one they feel most close within a group.
These tricks come handy whether it’s a date or an office meeting. Practice these tricks to “Up your game” and be your more confident self.