Eye Patterns and Communicating Clearly

Eye patterns can give us clues about which internal representation system a person is accessing in the moment.  Practically, that allows a communicator to communicate in the clearest way possible.   Taking some time to study this eye chart and see what you can learn about whether someone tends to prefers to see, hear or feel information.  While these eye patterns can vary slightly from person to person, they can help you gain information on how to best help that person understand the information you have to present, by noticing what kind of process they might be running inside their mind: visual, auditory, kinesthetic or self talk or criteria.

These are some of the typical eye patterns you might notice in a right-handed person by watching them communicate:

  • If someone’s eyes move up and to their right (your left as you watch them), they are trying to make a picture in their mind
  • If someone’s eyes move to their right (your left), they are trying to construct a sound
  • If someone’s eyes move down and to their right (your left), they are accessing feelings
  • If someone’s eyes move up and to their left (your right), they are trying to remember a picture
  • If someone’s eyes move to their left (your right), they are trying to remember a sound
  • If someone’s eyes move down and to their left (your right, they are probably talking to themselves internally or reviewing criteria.

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For more ideas on how to better communicate, contact William Wood CHt at 801-203-3405 or email at william.wood@northernutahhypnosis.com.  Visit me at www.northernutahhypnosis.com

This article and drawing were made as part of a continuing education course at www.modernjedi.com