One of the most amazing discoveries from the field of NLP is that our eyes reveal much about how we think.
I'm sure you've heard it said that the eyes are the windows to the soul.
Perhaps, but they're definitely the windows to the mind.
NLP co-creators, Richard Bandler and John Grinder, found through observation of thousands of people that we move our eyes in certain directions when accessing different parts of the brain.
For instance, when we visualize or imagine something, we tend to look up. When we are feeling an emotion strongly or talking to ourselves, we tend to look down.
Armed with the specifics you can actually begin to tell "how" people are thinking (not what they're thinking — we haven't perfected mind reading... yet!).
The following chart shows the eye patterns for a normally-organized right-handed person, as you look at them. The majority of the people you meet will fit this profile.
Occasionally, you will come across a "reverse organized" person (usually left-handed people). In this case, their eye patterns will be exactly opposite (mirrored).
Eye patterns never mix. They are either normally organized or reverse organized.
This information is useful for many reasons:
NLP iPatterns is designed to help you learn eye patterns by playing a game.