Eyes looking up and to the right-What does it mean?

What does it mean when a person starts looking up to their right and stays that way for at least a few seconds and keep on repeating that gesture again and again either when they are in a conversation with you or just sitting silently opposite you in a table?As per the Eye cue charts of NLP(Neuro linguistic Programming) a Person’s eye looks up to their Right when they are actively constructing images in their head.Some Neuro linguistic Practitioners¬† over generalize this and just say that a person is lying when their eyes look up to their right.

Note that i have said ‘eyes look up to THEIR right’ everywhere to make it clear that their eyes are looking to their OWN right hand side.If are sitting opposite to them and talk to them then they would be more or less looking above your left ear when they are constructing images in their mind.If you are seeing yourself as the point of reference then’when a person looks UP and TO YOUR Left'(Their Right!) means that the person is apparently Lying.

Let’s see some pictures of people’s eyes looking up to their right(Your left,if you are facing them)

Eyes Looking Up to their Right
Eyes Looking Up to their Right

In the above picture you are now facing the woman in the image and she is Looking Up to her Right.

Now look at the two Picture below and the text ‘Eyes Up Left’ for the first picture and ‘Eyes Up Right’ for the second picture.

Eyes looking Up to your Right

The Girl’s eyes and the first image’s eyes are focused on the same direction but their description of the girl’s Image says ‘Eyes looking up to their Right’ whereas the Tight lipped smiley’s Description says ‘Eyes up left…’.Now you may ask which one is Right.The answer is Both. In the Girl’s image the description is based on her Perception whereas in the smiley’s case it is mentioned based on the audience’s(Your) perception.

Eyes looking Up to your RightThe following is the NLP eye cue Chart that explains what a person is going through in different eye Positions.

NLP Eye Cues Chart
NLP Eye Cues Chart





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