A person’s seemingly insignificant character traits and behaviors can reveal a whole lot more about them than you might think.
To prove this to you, Bright Side has put together a selection of little things that can help you better understand those around you.
The way in which they smile and express their emotions
When someone smiles sincerely, wrinkles appear around their lips and eyes. When a smile is forced, wrinkles appear only around the lips. When a person is overwhelmed by powerful emotions, their eyes become moist and they’ll have to swallow more saliva. If even one of these features is missing, then their feelings aren’t as sincere as you might first assume.
How they greet others
A strong, firm handshake indicates that the person before you is an extrovert who loves to express their emotions clearly. If someone places their hand on your shoulder when they meet you, they either really like you or they’re something of a manipulator. If they grab your hand with both of theirs, that person either has a request ready for you or has a message to pass on.
How often they check their phone
The more often a person checks their newsfeed, emails, or does anything else with their phone, then the greater the likelihood they feel depressed and are looking for some kind of external stimulation.
How they take a selfie
As a rule, people who hold the camera from below when taking a selfie tend to have a positive view of what’s going on around them. People who are overly serious or responsible rarely let others know what they’re doing via social media and often take photographs of themselves in a way that doesn’t indicate where they are. On the other hand, an obsession with taking the now infamous “duck face” shots may indicate that a person suffers from an excessive amount of nervous tension.
How they behave at the dinner table
People who cut up everything on their plate into small pieces have a tendency toward seeking long-term relationships and trying to live life according to their own plan. On the other hand, someone who mixes together all the parts of their meal, no matter how much of a delicacy it is, will most likely have a strong personality. They will also take on a lot of responsibilities and bring them to a conclusion. Those who finish their food in no time at all are often great multitaskers — the kind of people who are greatly respected at work for their competence, rarely miss a deadline, and are always thinking ahead. People who eat slowly tend to live in the present and know how to enjoy life.
What they chat about
If a person makes frequent use of the word “I“ when recounting a story, it’s highly likely that they’re telling the truth. If this word is constantly used, this might indicate that the person is self-centered. In contrast, frequent use of the word ”we” indicates that this person is thoroughly immersed in the life of their social circle. Interestingly, as people get older, they use verbs in the past tense less and verbs in the future tense more often.
How they eat popcorn
Research has shown that introverts tend to carefully eat every piece of popcorn separately. Extroverts, on the other hand, love to eat handfuls of popcorn at a time. Those who can quickly eat a whole portion of popcorn in one sitting tend to be less self-centered and value others’ interests above their own.
What kind of coffee they prefer
Espresso is preferred by leaders, whilst people who follow others’ leadership tend to order a double espresso. Those who love lattes often find it difficult to make decisions and naturally take a laidback attitude toward everything. People who are highly sociable and creative usually go for a cappuccino, whereas adventurous people like the frappucino. Ordinary black coffee (americano) is often ordered by people with a straightforward attitude to life, who rarely do anything out of the ordinary. People who from time to time seek out new experiences tend to add sugar and cream to their coffee.
Which direction they look in when they drink
People who stare into the depths of their teacup are often more thoughtful and focused and less inclined to daydreaming. Those who look out over the top of their cup as they drink are more susceptible to being influenced by others and can be careless, but at the same time they’re more aware of the world around them. If a person closes their eyes when they drink, they may be experiencing some kind of pain or discomfort and looking for a way to relax.