This one is a little bit longer and more fun than the others, well some of the others. Talk to them and ask them to think about something stressful to them- using your superpower of peripheral vision, what changes in their face do you notice?
Pay attention when they do the same emotion again. Have them tell you what emotion they are doing and get to know their face.
Do it for anger, concentration, happy, relaxed etc
What did you notice?
Do that 3 times for each emotion you chose. (at some point you will switch or take turns)
Once you feel like you have it down, ask them to pick one of those feelings now and you have to guess, based on their face, how they feel.
You are cooperating, working together as a team to ensure you can do this. It is important for later on…
Now, once you get good at that, try to trick the person and ask them to trick you or try and see if you can still read them-peripheral vision is best. Do a few rounds each
Now, pay attention, during this series of exercises, to when you are breaking rapport, without trying to break rapport.
How am I getting in my own way of connecting? Usually, you made it about you and were not listening. Make sure you switch roles.
Remember to ask your unconscious for help, if needed.