Deceit indicators: notes about the double blink and trail-off sentences
Yesterday, I gave specific examples of ways to read beyond a person’s ego into the truth. I gave a few examples of how people’s subconscious mind always rats them out. Depending on the person, however, these cues will not only vary but they will possess very different meanings. In other words, no two people indicate deceit the same way, though many are similar based on their life experiences and the level of spiritual work they have done. Less spiritual work = greater and greater levels of subconscious deceit.
BTW, empaths aren’t immune to expressing deceit but the reasons they do so are very different from a malignant person. The empath does it because they don’t want to be a problem, hurt someone, or over-exert themselves. The narc does it to control. The why tells you a lot!
There are two deceit indicators that I want to go into further detail on today because as with anything energetically, there are limitless reasons, options, etiologies, and meanings so you have to be so careful to deconstruct it before jumping to conclusions. It’s a challenge for sure.
Yesterday in this post teaching you how to read beyond the ego, I mentioned the quick double blink as a subconscious indicator of distress. Distress either because the person is scared about the truth coming out, is trying to actively deny the truth, is holding back an emotion, is holding back information, is worried you will not believe them, etc.
The quick double eye blink works this like: the person speaking has a moment of recognition of the truth — for better or for worse. In other words, they may not be on the side of the truth but they know something they are doing may be questioned, found out, etc for not being truthful. So the truth flashes before their mind’s eye. They get an image or feel of it. Then immediately they wish to vanquish this thought before they start subconsciously expressing truths via body language or word choice, so they blink quickly to get back to the cover story.
In a person with a conscience, they may double blink to compare and contrast the “plan” versus the truth; like showing slide one in their mind, then slide two and deciding which to choose.
But the kicker is this: some people purposefully want to double blink but begin to hold it back on purpose. In this moment, something is said that they know could be exposed, they stiffen up or continue their present body language until a few seconds later when they can “release” the built-up subconscious/nervous system tension. When that happens, they blink even quicker, and perhaps much more than twice (like 5-10 times) and then seem to relax.
Additionally, a note about trail-off sentences. Trail-off sentences are a great way to add in an implication without having to actually verbalize something so it can’t then later be held against the person or count as an admission. So they use sentences that trail off right before the main point, promise, opinion or solution.
In these moments, ask yourself: even though they didn’t say the main thing that would hold them liable, what did they want me to assume? Then, how is this assumption different from what is actually happening, apart from the promise?
Ideally, these techniques can and should be used for everything in life, not just that which you don’t trust or don’t like. I used it in my nutrition practice for years and saw great results identifying obscure shit that helped people heal.