I know what you’re thinking. Right now, you’re probably wondering how on earth you can learn to read someone’s mind.
After all, reading minds is not exactly a kind of software you can automatically run on your brain. You’d have to be either born with ESP or must have suffered through some horrifying trauma which would then bring out your innate telepathic powers. Right…?
As crazy as the idea of learning how to read someone’s mind might be to you, the reality is not that far-fetched. Using a little science and common sense, you too can develop this ability.
1) Trust Your Intuition.
The word intuition goes by many names. Some people call it gut feel; others, a sixth sense. Whatever you might call that gnawing feeling in you doesn’t matter, as long as you understand what it is trying to tell you.
Haven’t you ever found yourself in a situation wherein you know something is about to happen? You can’t explain how you know, just that you do.
If you’re used to dealing with different people, you probably use your intuition to learn how to read someone’s mind. You may not be able to directly pull the words out of a person’s mouth, but you can tell whether something positive or negative is coming your way. In this cutthroat world, a skill like that is highly coveted.
2) Watch The Eyes.
Since you can’t exactly drill a hole in a person’s head to learn how to read someone’s mind, why don’t you focus all your attention on the eyes instead?
They are, after all, the windows to the soul. How much can eyes reveal? Well, when a person has done something they shouldn’t have and is being plagued with guilt, trust that person to look at everywhere else except the person he’s done wrong to. Another eye body language sign of deception is blinking.
Is the person you’re talking to genuine or not? Observe to see whether their smile reaches their eyes or not. If the smile does not reach their eyes, then it’s probably a forced smile.
3) Word Association.
A fun way to learn what is on someone’s mind is to play the word association game. You say one word and the other person says another that automatically comes to mind.
For example, if a person is hungry, they might not be able to help but fire back words that are related to food. Of course, you can’t expect to catch a person’s thoughts at the first bait. You need to lead them on with the impression that the game is innocent. And when they are caught up in the moment, strike hard.
Learning how to read someone’s mind will be easy for those who really want to master it. The three tips above will help hone your ability to figure out a person’s agenda without getting you into trouble.