People can sometimes give out mixed signals, or our natural intuition or skill is confused with our own perception, values and past experiences. So, how can you overcome these setbacks in order to learn how to read someone better?
1. Gut instinct
Majority of people don’t trust their gut feelings and instead trick themselves into believing what they want to believe, either through logical based decisions or simple matters of the heart. However, researchers at the University of California tested some participant’s intuition against their heads. The results showed that the participants could only recognise a lie 43% of the time and the truth 48% of the time compared to their intuitive response which resulted in a higher percentage of people knowing who is telling the truth. Therefore, strengthening our belief in our gut instinct or intuition can give us an edge in reading people better, as our first impressions are oftentimes accurate.