20+ Psychology Tricks to Read Anyone Like a Book

Januray 2018

We get over 55% of information through nonverbal communication, like facial expressions, gestures, and other body movements. Pay attention to the signals that other people send without even realizing it.

  • Closing their eyes, trying to hide from the outside world.
  • Covering their mouth.
  • Chewing on the earpiece of their glasses.
  • Presenting their face (like resting our chin on our hands).
  • Rubbing their chin (when trying to make a decision, deep in thought).
  • Crossed arms.
  • Fixing their posture.
  • Lean forward.
  • Leaning back, showing that their tired of the conversation.
  • Swinging from their heels to their toes (feeling anxious).
  • Rubbing their hands (positive feeling).
  • The globe handshake (trustworthy but it’s also an invasion of privacy).
  • Handshake with a palm facing upward (ready to help) or downward (respect of dominance).
  • Cupping your hands while handshaking.
  • A handshake with a touch (with their free hand).
  • Fixing their tie.
  • Collecting imaginary lint (displacement gesture, to show their disagreement)
  • Putting feet on the desk.
  • Mounting a chair like a horse.
  • Playing with their show (calm and relaxed).
  • Eye contact, great helper of communications.
  • Avoiding eye contact.
  • Unbroken staring (lying).
  • A lot of eye blinking (attracted to their conversation partner).
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