If you read my "About Me" you know that I'm very good at reading people. And though a magician never reveals their tricks, I decided to share some tips and tricks with you.

Intuition

The first thing about reading people is you have to have a gut. Not literally (although, yes, you do need one to live), but you need to have some sort of intuition or instinct. This sounds counterproductive because having a gut isn't something that can really be taught, maybe it's inherited? I have no idea. All I know is that I apparently have a good one. Literally 50% or more of how I read people is just a gut feeling, but the other 50% is small bits of information that I've absorbed throughout the years.

The Basics

These are things that you might find if you look up "How to use Pshycology in everyday life" or "How to read body language". Basic stuff here.

  • Foot position

If you're talking to someone or to multiple people, check out the position of their feet. If they're pointed towards you, great, they're interested in you or what you're saying. If they aren't pointed towards you, they're not listening and are more invested in something else.
Now this information can be misused. If they're sitting in a way during a class, where they are unable to have their feet pointed toward you, you can't get any information from that, because they're forced to face a certain way. Acknowledge your surroundings.

  • Nodding

When talking to someone, you can also tell if they're really interested by they're nodding. If they maintain eye contact with you and nod their head just slightly while you're talking, they're most likely interested. If they aren't nodding and/or maintaing eye contact, they're obviously not listening. But if they nod too much, they're most likely trying to pretend like they're listening and interested to spare your feelings.

Little things that I use daily

  • Touching the neck means someone is concerned or interested in what's being said
  • TONE OF VOICE IS EVERYTHING (Figure out what you sound like when you are trying to be nice and listen for that , etc.)
  • Patterns, patterns, patterns.

- I can't emphasize this enough. If you know how you and another person normally interact, stay alert to any little changes. I use this constantly.

  • Lowered brows and squinted eyes displays an effort to listen
  • Liars will psychologically distance themselves from a lie by not using "i" "me" or "we".

I hope this was interesting and useful! You can follow my "how I read minds" collection for more information or message me for advice on any situation.

Thanks!
xx Caroline