For the majority of the population, the map above indicates what kind of imaginative process is going on in someone’s brain when their eyes point in a particular direction.

NOTE: This is for right handed people only. For left-handers, simply switch left and right!

This doesn’t work for everyone, but try it out on your friends and you’ll be surprised at how accurate this model really is…

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Up-Left: Visual Construct (Vc)

Indicates that a person is imagining a visual image.

Sample question: What would President Barack Obama look like if he was white?

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Up-Right: Visual Recall (Vr)

Indicates that a person is remembering a visual image that they have seen in the past.


Sample question: What hairstyle did you have in the 3rd grade?

leftLeft: Auditory Construct (Ac)

Indicates that a person is imagining (creating) a sound in their mind.

Sample question: Try to create a new, original theme song for Harry Potter in your head.

rightRight: Auditory Recall (Ar)

Indicates that a person is attempting to remember a specific sound.

Sample Question: How did that one MGMT song, ‘Time to Pretend,’ sound?

downleftDown-Left: Kinesthetic (K)

Indicates when a person is recalling a smell, feeling or taste. Anything besides and image or a sound.

Sample Question: How does a Sour Warhead taste?

downrightDown-Right: Auditory Internal Dialogue


Indicates when a person is talking to themselves…inside their head.

This could be any form of internal dialogue or when someone this thinking hard about something.

How is this information useful to you?

1) To gain insight into what others are thinking about!

For example, if you see someone looking down-right, you could recognize the internal dialogue and ask them what they are thinking about. Or if you see someone looking up to the right or left, you could ask what they are trying to remember.

2) Detect lies!

If you ask your (person in your life) where he/she was last night and they look to the left, you know that they are constructing an answer, not remembering one! Hence they are lying.

3) Disguise your own thoughts!

Know that you know what directions you should be looking in, work on being able to control your directions so that you can manipulate how others read you.