Eye Tricks and Mind Reading
There is a trick you can do with your eyes in order to subliminally
influence a person. It's described a few paragraphs below. But
most of the techniques covered here are about how to watch for
reactions in people's eyes in order to gain some insight into
what's happening in their minds. So let's look at what you can
determine from watching someone else's eyes. I start with obvious
yet under-utilized clues...
If you watch and note what people are watching, along with
any reactions they have to what they see, you can learn a lot
about them. This is very obvious stuff, and yet not used too
often by most of us. For example, if you pay attention to what
kind of women a man looks you'll probably be more able to predict
his future thoughts and actions. He is likely to look at and
approach, and perhaps be influenced, by women who are similar.
What about television habits? Which screen does he watch in the
pub; one with a football game playing or one with the political
news? Note whether he seems bored or interested as he looks at
different things and you'll have some insight into his mind.
Eyes and Subliminal Tricks
Here's a simple experiment you can try right now. Stand in
front of a mirror and watch your eyes as you vividly imagine
something pleasurable. Just think of a beautiful scene, a woman
or man you like, a plate of your favorite food, or whatever else
will create desire in you. If you have a good visual imagination
you'll see your pupils getting larger almost immediately. If
your results aren't noteworthy try to visualize moving (and pleasurable)
scenes rather than static pictures. The effect is likely to be
more pronounced in those who have the ability and habit of imagining
things with lots of visual details.
Practice this a bit and you can make your pupils instantly
larger at will just by imagining certain scenes. When you want
to shrink your pupils back down to a smaller size you can look
at a light or you can imagine a non-pleasurable scene.
You probably already knew that your pupils get smaller in
bright light and larger when it gets darker, but they also grow
larger when you are aroused, interested and receptive. In other
words they get bigger when you see what you like. But interestingly
they also get bigger even if you just vividly imagine something
you would like to see.
This is not exclusively a sexual response. If, for example,
you love to fish, your pupils may get big just thinking about
a lake you love to visit. Imagining anything you like to look
at can make your pupils bigger. You can verify this with a mirror
and a bit of imagination.
That much has been adequately demonstrated by various scientific
experiments, and you can prove it to yourself as suggested. But
what is also likely is that even without your conscious knowledge
of this effect you have some recognition of it at a subconscious
level. If so, you probably respond to the pupils of others without
realizing it, recognizing on some level that if their pupils
shrink as they look at you they don't like what they see and
conversely that if they get bigger the person likes looking at
and interacting with you.
Now, how would you respond to what you see in another's eyes?
Specifically, how would you react on an unconscious level if
the pupils of the person looking at you got significantly larger?
If my guess is correct (and if you stumble upon any scientific
studies to back this up let me know), you would know at some
level that the person likes you and therefore you would probably
like that person more that you might otherwise. We tend to like
people who like us, after all (no science required for that assumption).
Now turn that around. By enlarging your pupils at will you
might attract others to you, and effectively establish rapport
with them more quickly. This is one of the easier subliminal
tricks. Whether such a subliminal mind trick is ethical or not
is your call, but I suspect that there are people who do this,
and maybe it has been used on you, so it is good to know about
Now, before you get too excited about controlling all the
people around you, keep in mind that these are not precise or
infallible techniques. If a woman in front of you looks toward
a lamp as she turns to face you, her pupils can shrink because
of the light. If a man suddenly thinks about some ugly scene
and has a good imagination, his pupils could shrink from that,
even if he happens to be looking at you and likes you. It is
best to consider the signals in others as indicating a higher
probability of liking or not liking what they see, without much
Of course empires have been built on playing the odds, and
there is another aspect to experiment with here. Preferably you'll
try this out openly with a friend rather than trying to play
tricks on people, but here we go...
Using the signal of pupil size changes isn't necessarily restricted
to just determining someone's first impression of you. Since
you know that vividly imagining anything one likes to see can
cause pupils to get bigger (and the converse is true -- they
get smaller when mentally seeing ugly scenes), you can go a step
further. You can ask questions and make suggestions in order
to elicit imagined scenes in someone's head, and watch to see
how the eyes react.
For example, if you ask a friend to describe two places he
has been, and he has a vivid imagination, you might be able to
determine which place he liked better from watching his eyes
light up and pupils enlarge. Or you could be the one offering
descriptions of places, people or things, in order to see which
ones cause larger pupils. This is essentially a crude way to
read someone's mind, and the "confession" made by the
eyes might not have been made openly. Is this ethical when the
one you're watching doesn't know what's going on? Probably not
in most circumstances, but again, it's good to know what tricks
others might try on us.
More Eye Watching Tricks
You can tell what people's minds are doing when they are thinking
or when they are asked to remember something, according to neuro-linguistic
programming (NLP) practitioners. The following is said to be
true for most right handed people, and you can reverse all this
for left-handed people. As you face them, if his or her eyes
Up to the right - He is remembering a visual image.
Up to the left - He is constructing a visual image.
Right - He is remembering sounds or conversation.
Left - He is constructing sounds or conversations.
Down to the right - He is in an internal dialog.
Down to the left - He is accessing kinesthetic feelings,
tastes and smells.
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