Your eyes are giving you away…

I can probably guess what you’re thinking right this second. Okay, that may be an exaggeration, but your eyes are a huge indicator of what you’re thinking and how you’re feeling, and someone who is trained in recognizing those eye cues can definitely guess your current thoughts.

Here are a few eye signals that you can easily catch onto.



Believe it or not, your eye color can indicate how you handle your alcohol. A study by psychologists from Georgia State University found that those with a lighter eye color (most commonly blue) can handle more alcohol than people with darker eye colors. Blue-eyed people can also take more pain than those with other eye colors, so way to go, blue-eyed friends. We’re all jealous of you.



This one seems like a stretch to us too, but it’s even said that you can tell someone’s political views from their gaze. Individuals with liberal political opinions follow eye cues more readily than right-leaning people. Basically, liberals will follow your gaze if your eyes stray from theirs when in conversation.



Do you have a crush that you’re trying to hide? Hate to break it to you, but your eyes are a dead giveaway. Flirting with your eyes can vary from a momentary gaze at your prospective partner’s mouth to an uncontrollable dilation of the pupils. You can even begin to unconsciously copy your crush’s blinking patterns! But remember, you can use this to your advantage; the next time you’re on a date, blink A LOT and see if your date starts to mimic you! ;)



If you are wondering whether or not to trust someone, pay attention to their eye patterns. If they are looking upwards and slightly to your left, they’re probably lying to you! If they are simply trying to remember information, they will be looking the other direction.

The next time you find yourself in one of these positions, notice the other person’s eye cues to better understand what they’re thinking. Or better yet, check your own eye signals to make sure you aren’t giving yourself away!

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