Making eye contact when talking to a person is a sign of confidence and assertion. Direct and prolonged eye contact is also a sign of romantic interest. Our pupils dilate when we look at our crush or something that we love and when pupils contract its a sign of rejection. On the other hand, avoiding eye contact is a sign of lack of interest or that you are hiding something.
We often look upwards when we are trying to recall something or visualise an event or an image. But, looking down involves not looking at the other person, which hence may be a sign of submission.
When you are happy, your eyes elongate, wrinkle and shine and when you are sad, your eyelids raise, as does the lower edge of the eyebrows. Half-closed eyes indicate tiredness; looking down and to the right means, you are paying attention to the internal emotions; while looking down and to the left means you are talking to yourself.
Do you know your eyes also reveal sexual interest?
According to psychologists, arousal increases your pupil size. It means pupil size adjusts according to our emotions and expectations. So, carefully read the eyes of the other person to know their mind.
3) Pay attention to the tone of voice
Do you know voice is an identity of a person?
According to a study at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, a deep tone of voice is a sign of maturity and that a person can be trusted. Extremely deep voices can signal the dark feelings of a person. A firm, confident tone of voice means what you are talking about is important. Speaking in a high volume indicates weakness, selfishness, and impatience and speaking in low volume indicates inexperience and inhibition. A warm and sweet voice means a person is trying to get closer and if close and sharp he/she is trying to maintain a distance with you.
Vocalization or articulation tells a lot about someone’s desire to be understood. For example, stumbling indicates aggressiveness, well-defined means open to communication, and imprecise indicates mental confusion.
Have you ever thought of your speed of speech?
If no, then please know that speaking very fast indicates tension and the intention to hide information. Whereas, speaking slowly indicates calmness.
Therefore, the energy that you put in talking is far more important than the words you utter. By paying close attention to the voice quality, speed of speech, volume, and articulation, you can perceive a lot about a person.
In conclusion, tone of voice can mean everything and it is as reliable as a fingerprint.
4) Observe breathing
How you breathe tells a lot about your mental state and the pace you live your life at.
The study, entitled “Respiratory Feedback in the Generation of Emotion,” showed a direct link between emotions and breathing patterns.
People breathe through the base of their spine when they are relaxed. During tension and anxiety, their breathing is short, excessively rapid and shallow. It can also be the sign that a person might be shy and uncomfortable sharing personal life information or trying to hide information.
5) Increase the time of interaction
In order to read mind, you must spend time with people. The more you interact and discuss various topics, the more you can observe their body language, tone of voice, breathing style, and know their thoughts. People don’t open up to strangers, but once you are friendly to them, they will slowly open themselves up about their ideas, attitudes, values and mental set.