"The eyes are the mirror of the soul and reflect everything that seems to be hidden; and like a mirror, they also reflect the person looking into them."
― Paulo Coelho
― Paulo Coelho
A thought in people's minds can be easily traced by looking into their eyes and reading their faces. Reading their eyes is a part of understanding their behavior and body language. Fortunately, or unfortunately, people who have the understanding of body language can cheat through false gestures, but the eyes cannot lie.
Eyes are the most expressive organ of the body. Without using a single word, an ocean of emotions can be easily expressed. For understanding people's deepest emotions and thoughts, reading their eyes is the best way. Various eye movements can convey different meanings which have been discussed here.
Note: Before proceeding, understand an important aspect of body language. An individual cannot be judged on the basis of a single gesture, posture, or movement.
How to Read the Eyes
Long eye contacts is the third type that is associated with lovers. The fourth and the last is limited eye contact that shows a feeling of insecurity or hiding something (lying).
Looking upward towards the left can be for memorizing and towards the right can be for imagination. At times, these meanings can be reversed and become an indication of boredom.
The eye movements can also be culture specific. For example, in some cultures, maintaining eye contact is considered to be rude.
A sideways quick glance can be to have a quick look at something of your interest or to express irritation and discomfort.
So, these are some of the unconscious signs that help explore the thoughts going on in people's heads. But then, remember that it can differ from person to person.