Real Eyes Realize Real Lies

February 24, 2016

Real Eyes Realize Real Lies

The pupil can communicate up to 70% more than words.

The pupils are a part of our body language that we practically have no control over. While the pupil constantly adjusts to control the amount of light taken into the eyes, similarly the pupil will dilate (pupil size increasing) and contract (pupil size decreasing) when we are talking to someone of interest, or interested in the object we are looking at. Medical science refers to this “measurement of the pupil diameter” as pupillometry. A more specific term, pupillometrics, which refers to the evaluation of one’s pupil size as an indicator of interest or emotion.

Our eyes can tell us a lot about deception, hidden emotion, and relationships. Let’s break down the different eye behaviour and cues.

In order to figure out whether or not someone is lying to you is to figure out their baseline. A baseline is how someone behaves when they are in comfortable, non-threatening conditions. If any of these gestures are different from their baseline behaviour you know you’re in trouble.

Below are the basic movements of the eye to look out for. The eyes body language during a conversation:

Looking straight ahead:    

This is generaly a good sign as it means they are showing interest, but continuous looking without looking away to process what you are communicating, could indicate disinterest or lying. 

Looking up and to the Left:    

Looking up and left is the minds natural processing reaction, people do this when something that has been heard makes them try to remember a real life experience or emotion. 

Looking to the left:    

Looking to the left or at the ears is usually associated with trying to remember a sound. Alternatively looking to the door could indicate trying to figure out a quick escape

Looking up and to the right:  

Looking up and to the right is the natural human reaction associated with using your imagination (fathoming up a story), it is also the position when one is trying to assess if what they are hearing is logical.

Looking up:    

This means he or she is carefully thinking about what you are saying. If they are exaggerating the pose they could be thinking “When will this be over!”

Looking down:    

This is associated with submissive body language. It could mean the person is feeling guilty or does not want to face you. 

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Interesting Thing of the Day: www.itotd.com
Psychologist World: www.psychologistworld.com
Simple Body Language: www.simplebodylanguage.com
Science of People: www.scienceofpeople.com


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