Have you ever had that feeling like someone is reading you?
They just seem to know what’s going on in your head, they understand you better than anyone, and they even predict what you’re about to say.
To be honest, it feels a bit creepy.
And as if that wasn’t unsettling enough, you also find yourself unable to hide anything from them.
That’s why it’s so annoying when someone tries too hard to read you.
Here are 10 tell-tale signs that someone is trying to read you.
1) They try to make eye contact as much as possible.
Eye contact is a good way to show that you are paying attention to the person you are speaking with.
When you make eye contact it shows that you are engaged in the conversation and want to be heard.
While some people may feel uncomfortable or awkward making eye contact, others will find it relaxes them and makes conversation easier.
When you make eye contact, it can help keep the conversation flowing by showing that you are listening.
It can also show that you are interested in what the other person has to say.
There are a few different kinds of eye contact: direct, averted, and furtive.
Direct eye contact is when you look directly into the eyes of the person you are speaking with.
Averted eye contact is when you look away from the person you’re talking to and often down at their mouth or chin.
Furtive eye contact is looking around at other people or objects.
2) They always want to be near you.
When someone is trying to read you, they’re always trying to figure out your mood.
They want to be near you so that they can sense your emotions and determine how to respond.
They are probably nervous around you because they don’t know how to act and feel under pressure themselves.
When someone is trying to read you, it can be a sign that they are attracted to you.
If this person is a friend or romantic partner, these feelings may lead them into making poor choices.
However, if the person is trying to read you, it could be because they are uncomfortable around you and are looking for a way out of the situation.
In these situations, it’s best not to focus on what the other person is doing but instead on what YOU are doing.
In order to avoid being read, we need to practice self-awareness and learn to observe our own body language.
We should also address any underlying issues that may be making us uneasy before we interact with others so that we can communicate effectively with those around us.
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3) Their pupils dilate when they look at you.
When people don’t want to be around you, their pupils will dilate because they don’t like you.
This is a very natural response and it’s part of being human.
These eyesight clues can be used by anyone who wants to read another person’s emotions and intent.
It’s an important way to understand what is going on with someone or what they might be thinking about.
When someone looks at you intently, with interest and focus, their pupils dilate.
Warmth, interest, and attraction are all indicators that others may be paying attention to.
If someone is not interested in what you have to say or why you are there, then their pupils will not dilate when looking at you.
4) They want to know everything about you.
It’s a great thing when someone is interested in what you have to say and wants to learn more about your life, but how far are they willing to go?
If they are trying to read you, they might be asking questions that they never normally would ask.
It could seem like the individual has an interest in getting to know you.
However, they are really just trying to glean information from your thoughts.
Mind readers may ask you questions that they don’t care about the answer to because they want a way to get in your mind and read your thoughts.
The individual will listen as you describe something in detail and then repeat what you’ve said back to you using their own words.
So be careful with who you share your personal stories.
5) They mirror your body language.
When someone is trying to read you, they are likely mirroring some of your body languages.
When we are nervous, our shoulders may hunch up or our eyes may dart around the room.
When someone is trying to read us, this can make it very difficult to appear calm and confident.
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In order to combat this, it’s important to choose your body language carefully.
If you know that you tend to fidget or that you tend to cross your arms when you’re feeling nervous, try consciously controlling these movements.
Avoid crossing your arms at all costs if you want to appear confident.
While there is no way of knowing what someone else is thinking, it’s safe to assume that they will notice any changes in your body language.
Speak with confidence and authority, even if it’s just for a few seconds.
6) They lean in when they talk to you.
When someone is trying to read you, they lean in when they talk to you.
It means that they are trying to get a better understanding of what you are saying or trying to understand your emotions.
Sometimes, the person will move closer so that he or she can hear better.
They might also do this because they want to be more physically close to you.
Or, they might be nervous and want some physical contact and comfort.
They also look at you more frequently, which means that they might be taking in more information than they usually would.
However, this is not always a bad thing.
This could mean that they are either interested in talking to you or interested in getting to know you better.
Therefore, the next time you are talking with someone and feel like they are trying to read you, don’t be afraid!
Instead, give them a friendly smile and let them know that there is nothing to worry about!
7) They laugh at your jokes, even if they’re not funny.
It’s pretty clear that one of the most important things in any social situation is to keep a sense of humor.
But there are times when someone is trying to read you, and they laugh at your jokes, even if they’re not funny.
If this happens to you a lot, it might be time for you to adjust your approach. Two ways to do this are:
One way is to simply relax and stop worrying so much about what others think of you.
We all have our own quirks and idiosyncrasies, and no matter how out there they may seem to others, they’re just part of who you are.
The best thing you can do is just let them be. It’ll help you relax and feel more comfortable in your own skin.
The second way is to simply change the way you present yourself when people are trying to read you.
For example, if someone is laughing at your jokes because they don’t understand them or find them funny, try rephrasing your sentence or joke in a different way.
Or if someone is being sarcastic with their reactions, try responding in an opposite way that shows that you recognize it and are taking it in stride.
8) They find excuses to touch you.
When someone is trying to read you, they find excuses to touch you.
When you’re in an unfamiliar situation, your body becomes more sensitive to intruders.
You might get a little nervous and feel like they are invading your personal space.
By touching you, this individual hopes to make you let your guard down and reveal something about yourself.
It’s a tactic meant to make you feel like you need the other person.
They will use their smallest finger to touch your skin and then close their eyes for a few seconds.
When they open them back up, they may look at you very intensely and act as if nothing happened.
This is another subtle way of showing that they are trying to read you.
A word of advice, be vigilant with people who do these things!
9) They always remember the details of your conversations.
When someone is trying to read you, they always remember the details of your conversations.
This can have a huge impact on how you come across to them, even if you are trying to be discreet.
One way that people can try to improve their ability to read body language is through practice.
While it may be difficult at first, over time you will get a better sense of what other people are feeling just by looking at their posture and facial expressions.
Another thing that people can do when they want to improve their ability to read body language is to pay attention to how they speak and how they relate information back to others in conversation.
By paying attention to both verbal and nonverbal cues, you can learn what other people are interested in hearing and begin to understand what it means when they respond in certain ways.
10) They stare at you a lot.
Sometimes people don’t look away when they are talking with another person because they are being rude or because they aren’t paying attention.
However, someone who is trying to read you will let their eyes linger longer than normal.
This could be what they do when they want to understand you better, but it’s also how someone who is trying to read your mind will try to get inside your head.
When someone is trying to read you, they stare at you a lot.
Someone who is trying to read you is probably listening intently to what you’re saying so that they can understand it.
They are probably looking for certain things about your body language and posture.
They may be using the information that they gather to predict your next move or figure out how best to respond.
Some people know when someone is trying to read them because their face gives them away.
Their eyes may become wider, their eyebrows may raise, or their lips may curl into a smile.
Other people may be able to tell when someone is trying to read them just from their body language.
They may stand straighter, hold their arms more tightly by their sides, or fold their arms in front of themselves when they feel like they are being scrutinized.
The article above laid down signs to observe when somebody is trying to read you.
It might get pretty annoying knowing that another person is trying to access your thoughts.
However, don’t be discouraged.
You can still get along with people who try too hard to read you, as long as you’re willing to take some time away from the situation and come back with a fresh perspective.
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