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13) They Have Emotional Intelligence

13) They Have Emotional Intelligence

  • Master readers usually have emotional intelligence. That means they’re in tune with their emotions and know how to manage them.
  • It also means that they’re good at recognizing other people’s emotions.
  • But not everyone has this type of intelligence, a lot of people seem to be oblivious to how others are feeling, and that’s certainly a drawback if you’re trying to read someone.
  • All in all, emotional intelligence is just another characteristic that comes in handy when reading others.

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5) They Pay Attention to Tone

5) They Pay Attention to Tone

  • Master readers know that they should pay attention to the tone of voice in order to pick up on what isn’t being said out loud.
  • Turns out that tone of voice can convey a lot of information about how som...

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2) They Actively listen

2) They Actively listen

  • People who excel at reading others are active listeners.
  • Active listening means really hearing what is being said so that you can understand where the other per...

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3) They Read Body language

3) They Read Body language

  • Body language reveals so much about a person’s thoughts, feelings, and intentions that it’s no wonder there are classes teaching everyone from businessmen to politicians (even presidents) about nonverbal communication!
  • So, if you want...

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Some Tips On Body Language (Part 2)

Some Tips On Body Language (Part 2)

  • Don’t forget gestures: For example, folded arms usually aren’t a very welcoming gesture. Just picture someone you’ve crossed waiting for you to explain yourself. Well, what do you have to say for yourself?

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Some Tips On Body Language (Part 3)

Some Tips On Body Language (Part 3)

  • A weak handshake , often referred to as a “limp fish”, is the opposite of a firm handshake and can be perceived as lacking in confidence or enthusiasm.
  • Basically, it involves a limp grip (if any) and m...

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7) They are Patient

7) They are Patient

  • When you’re rash to form an opinion about someone, you risk making a huge mistake.
  • If you base your opinion on first impressions – you can miss out on meeting a great person (maybe even the love of your life) because you didn’t take t...

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8) They Take Note of Patterns

8) They Take Note of Patterns

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12) They are Objective

12) They are Objective

  • Look, if you’re trying to read someone, it’s important to put your opinions and feelings aside. Otherwise, you could end up being influenced by your biases and emotions.
  • Master readers like to focus on wha...

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14) They Practice

14) They Practice

  • Practice makes perfect.
  • If you want to pick up some new skills or learn the habits of people who are masters of reading others, you have to practice.
  • It takes time and practice to learn anything, so d...

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The Benefits of Reading People

The Benefits of Reading People

So, what’s the big deal? Why is it so important to know how to read other people?

  • Improved communication
  • Improved decision making
  • Improved leadership skills

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1) They are observant

1) They are observant

  • The first habit I need to point out about master readers is just how observant they are.
  • That means that they don’t walk around glued to their phone screens – texting t...

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Some Tips On Body Language (Part 4)

Some Tips On Body Language (Part 4)

  • A dominant handshake involves positioning the hand on top of the other person’s hand, which can be seen as a sign of dominance or superiority.
  • This type of handshake is generally not recomme...

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6) They make eye contact

6) They make eye contact

  • Did you know that making eye contact is very important when it comes to building trust?
  • It’s true. That’s why people who are masters at reading others have the habit of making eye contact when they speak to someone – it helps ...

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Some Tips On Tone Of Voice

Some Tips On Tone Of Voice

  • A raised voice, sharp tone, and fast pace could mean the person is angry or frustrated.
  • A high-pitched, upbeat tone, and fast pace could mean they’re happy.
  • On the oth...

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Some Tips On Body Language

Some Tips On Body Language

  • Pay attention to posture: Look at the person’s chest and shoulders. When the chest is full and the shoulders are back (think of a rooster), it’s a sign of confidence!
  • But, when the ch...

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4) They are Empathetic

4) They are Empathetic

  • Did you know that being empathetic can really come in handy when trying to read others?
  • Empathy is all about putting yourself in the other person’s shoes with the goal of seeing things from their perspective....

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10) They Pay Attention to the Context

10) They Pay Attention to the Context

  • People who are masters at reading others know that context is an important factor when it comes to interpreting someone’s behavior and emotions.
  • Think about it: Context provides the information that determines how...

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9) They Use Their Intuition

9) They Use Their Intuition

  • There’s a lot to be said for intuition!
  • A lot of us tend to ignore our intuition or that gut feeling, preferring to listen to concrete facts.

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11) They Don’t Judge

11) They Don’t Judge

  • Instead of passing judgment, master readers approach interactions with an open mind, seeking to understand the other person’s point of view and the reasons behind their behavior.
  • They ask quest...

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Introduction

Introduction

Have you noticed how some people seem to have an almost superhuman ability to read others?

  • While some people can’t seem to pick up on the most obvious social cues, these masters of reading others can tell how someone is feeling, what they’re thinking, and even guess their intentions ...

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dymphna

Lawyer turned Artist Visionary Curator & Gallerist. Empowering self-love and joy through art & words. www.innerjoyart.com 💝 Instagram : dymphna.art

Improving communication with others is not about talking, but more of listening and observing to understand neutrally, openly and without judgement. These are habits / skills that are useful for anyone in a leadership position or who wants to understand people more.

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