Red or Black? – Predicting Behaviour in Your Friends (Updated 2022)

A few years ago, a friend and I played a game.

We took turns dealing out a stack of cards, while the other tried to predict which colour would be flipped.

In that round, I was able to predict the colour through the stack he held without missing a single prediction.

I have no magic experience and I struggle to do even a basic shuffle.

How did I win?

Body language.

The dealer has to look at the cards as they come up before asking the other player what they think it will be.

When he held a black card, he wouldn’t break eye contact.

When he held a red card, he looked down – every, single, time.

If you want to do well in life, learn to see what people give away.

Body language will tell you more than what they say because speech is largely conscious, and movement is largely unconscious.

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