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Reading a Business Contact #3

We've looked at two sets of traits in quickly assessing a business contact. In this third post, I want to talk about the eyelids because they can tell a lot about how much information a person wants from you.

Reading a Business Contact #2

In the first post of this series, we talked about reading the eyebrow height to know how formal or friendly to be to a person. In this post, we'll look at the amount of eyelids for clues about how much information they want from you.

People with a lot of eyelids showing (such as Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michael Caine, Anthony Hopkins) are basically-cut to-the-chase people.

Reading a Business Contact #1

This is the first in a series on reading traits in the business world.

As you know, when you first meet a new business contact, how you come across is important to building rapport. Reading a few traits on a face can help you know how to best approach each new person you meet. By understanding such things as:

  • how a person processes information,
  • how much information they want,
  • whether they like a personal approach or an impersonal one

can help you get off on the right foot.