7 tips for effective mind reading
The ability to read someone’s mind is not a supernatural gift, rather this is the mix of careful observation and intelligent and meaningful interpretation of the person’s language and body language, including his or her past behaviour, actions and reputations. Everything known about the person is deduced into the interpretation about the target’s present state of mind.
Whether you are approaching your boss or just want to increase your sales, knowing the target group’s mind always gives you a mileage, through which you mould your actions, so as to suit your target’s frame of mind and this keeps you far ahead of your competitors. Successful people are not those who are the best, rather they are those with mediocre IQ but high EQ (emotional quotient), which helps them to understand the target group’s mind and design their product or service so as to suit the consumer, their best. No doubt, the product booms the market.
Informed and calculated guess is the perfect start to read one’s mind. This may be started in the following 7 steps:
- Understanding the paralanguage
One’s body language, including the posture, facial expressions, eye movements pitch and tone of voice explain to a larger extent about the present status of their mind.
- The Guess Game
A mind reader may throw wild statements like, ‘Someone here had been to jail’. And thereafter looks at subtle reactions. The person who reacts can surely be predicted to have undertaken that legal domicile.
Sudden absence of your neighbour and the mobile phone temporarily out of coverage might be interpreted as a tour of the person towards native. (Caution- Any such predictive talent might be blamed as spying)
Any usual presence, absence, behaviour, reactions, languages, or pause leave a cue which can be interpreted by an efficient mind reader to know about the target.
- Understanding the context
The same non-verbal cue might have different meaning. Don’t fall prey to stereotypes and their para-language. The cues must be interpreted in the light of the related context.
- Learn to detect the lies
An effective mind reader is capable of detecting the change in voice, pitch, eye movement etc. when the target tells a lie.
- Interpret the unsaid
There are various reasons like ego, fear, social pressure, moral obligations and ethical concerns why people don’t exactly tell what the feel. They might say a half truth or give an exactly contrary statement to what they feel. An intelligent mind reader can interpret the unsaid through the use of various cues and context. However, the main problem here is that the interpreter often gets inclined to give it a meaning as desired or felt by the interpreter himself, rather than the actual intent of the person. This interpret bias should be cleverly managed for an effective output.
- The Generation Quotient
There lies a clear difference of thought processes between the Twitter handle generation (those born in 21stCentury) and the Cycle Handle Generation (those born in 20thcentury). The lens through which they read life is different for these two, and so is the difference in their meaningful interpretation of life.
The elder generations have much more need for safety and security. While the younger ones have more risk-taking orientation. The same para language can have different interpretations for people of the two generations.
- The Hot button
Everyone has some hidden pent-up anger, desire, fantasy or goals. An intelligent mind reader tries to find those hot buttons. Once pressed, i.e. once the mind reader makes a wild statement about that sensitive issue, the target starts on its own to reveal the minute details, thereby exposing much of his unconscious mind for the careful analysis and interpretation by the reader. For this, the interpret must have a big pair of ears and a tiny mouth.
Although the above 7 tips to mind reading are of daily use and relevance in the context of a person’s social and vocational success and survival, such techniques are now a day effectively employed for development of Brain Scanning Technology, much useful in the field of Criminology.