Body Language Signs: The Eyes (Part I)

body-language-warning1 Reading body language is like listening to someone.  Listed here are the possible meanings of many different body language signs.

To get it right, look for at least another 2 or 3 signals with the same potential meaning – in different areas of their body or communication.  This is the basic golden rule of reading body language.

The Eyes (Part I)

The way a person looks at someone reveals a lot about what they really feel – and the intensity and direction of their stare can reflect a person’s thoughts.

Let’s look at different scenarios:

– Glancing sideways

–> could show romantic interest, flirting in a subtle way

– Glancing for a prolonged period of time, intermittently but repetitively

–> could indicate sexual attraction, lust – if in the distance

–> may indicate interest in the conversation – if face to face while one of you is talking

– Staring hard without interruption at all

–> might reveal invasive and threatening feelings (usually accompanied by small pupils)

– Gazing up and down

–> could reveal appraisal of sexual attraction – this is true for both men and women, though women are usually more discreet!

– Avoiding gaze

–> could be lying, or feeling guilty or uncomfortable about the subject discussed. If they are looking away after a long gaze, it could just mean they are “taking a rest”, or distancing themselves from the subject.

– Gazing regularly

–> may indicate a positive, inviting attitude – open to communicate with you


– Prolonged blinking (as if blinking in slow motion)

–> may be losing interest (or feeling very sleepy! )- often accompanied by a raised eyebrow. To maintain your influence, change the conversation quickly or ask a question to get them to refocus.

– Excessive blinking

–> could show romantic interest (if their pupils are dilated)

–> could be a sign of stress

–> could be lying

– Rolling the eyes upwards

–> may be a sign of disagreement (or exasperation if very obvious). My best advice if you spot this signal: stop and ask for their opinion… and listen to them!


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Eye Contact

You’ve heard this before. To make people feel good and show your interest, you must maintain eye contact.

But staring only at someone’s eyes makes it very difficult to maintain your gaze.

The easiest way to maintain eye contact naturally is to look at the person’s whole face above the tip of their nose – see the picture below. Look at the bridge of their nose, cheek bones, forehead, hair.

How to Keep Eye Contact
How to Keep Eye Contact



How Can You Read What People Think?

If someone tells you a single word – by itself – it has many possible meanings. In the dictionary, you’d find several likely meanings for this one word.

To know the correct meaning, you simply look at:

– The other words in the same sentence; and

– The general context of the sentence.

Reading body language is as simple.  A body language signal by itself can mean many things.

To know which meaning is correct, you need to look at:

– other signals that could have a similar meaning – at least 2 or 3; and

– the context of the situation, mainly the environment and the conversation.

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