I think we all can agree that you can tell a few things about a person just from their eyes. Some people have sad eyes, sparkly eyes, sleepy eyes, or even happy eyes.
Do you find that you’re attracted more to people with engaging eyes?
In writing, sometimes it is difficult to pinpoint a solid description of a person’s eyes in order to convey a deeper feeling.
“eyes filled with overwhelming tears”
“darted from side to side”
From my newest thriller Dark Mind, “a stare that could stop an angry mob dead in its tracks”.
Eyes definitely tell a story, you just have to look and examine them. Sometimes we cannot put an exact finger on it, but there are a few people who have darkened eyes like a deep abyss. We all carry our experiences throughout life and many times, it shows in our eyes.
I’ve looked at more than a hundred homicide investigations, which includes mug shots of suspects and various photos of victims. One thing that stands out to me is the look in the eyes of criminals. I know that isn’t scientific by any means, but there are definitely signs of a much darker side into a criminal personality, especially in serial killers.
When a person is questioned by police detectives for a homicide investigation, authorities study the entire person including their body language, speech pattern, and how they answer questions. It’s important to pay close attention to not only what they say, but also what they don’t say.
How can you detect a lie?
According to experts, there are some basic visual accessing cues:
Eyes up to the left
Indicates the person “visually constructed” or thinking about what someone asked or said with an imagination aspect.
Eyes up and to the right
Indicates the person “visually remembered image” with something that they’ve seen or remembered.
Eyes to the left
Indicates the person “auditory constructed” when they’ve never heard a particular sound before.
Eyes to the right
Indicates the person “auditory remembered” a particular sound they’ve experienced sometime in their life.
Eyes down to the left
Indicates “feeling” when they’ve remembered or recalled a smell, feeling, or taste.
Eyes down to the right
Indicates “internal dialogue” when they’re talking internally to themselves.
These visual accessing cues are not completely accurate on their own, but must be taken into consideration with overall body language and verbal content.
I thought I would post a test about eyes for fun. I have randomly put together seven sets of eyes. Can you pick out the serial killers and identify them? I’ve posted the answers at the bottom of this post.