How Does Santa Know If You’ve Been Naughty Or Nice?
Known for giving gifts to children depending on their behavior, Santa has raised concerns among many people especially parents who need to explain him to their children. Most of the parents have used this in making their children behave well especially during the Holidays. Parents tell their Children if they do not act well Santa would put their names in the Naughty list and they would not receive gifts from Santa. If they behaved well then Santa will write their names in the nice list, they would win many and smart tips from Santa.
There are many stories about how Santa knows children who have been naughty and the ones who have been good. Children have also been so curious to know how Santa supervises their actions. Parents have found this to be a challenge especially as their children grow up. Questions about Santa has left many unanswered questions even as to whether it is necessary to tell children about Santa Claus watching them as a way of making them behave well.
Many people have tried to use theories and fictions to explain to their children on how Santa knows whether they have been naughty or nice. Most of these stories have been deceptions, and many children have dreaded fictions on most of them. Some lack freedom due to fear that Santa will put them in the naughty list.
The reality is Santa is just a human being like mom and daddy. He gives gifts to children as a way of showing generosity to children during Christmas and not an idea of terrifying them. You can also be Santa and offer tips to your friends and your parents. You do not need to wait for a gift from Santa. You are a Santa too. Now, here are some of the ways on how Santa knows whether you are naughty or nice.
- He begins with the baseline
I know most of the children's think Santa is a world's first class lie detector. Mmmh! Well observing your baseline behavior is his most crucial step in knowing how you behave. Santa sees how you talk, walk and express yourself when you are relaxed, and generally how your body looks. He observes how you use your body parts, head, eyes and hands to convey meanings and ideas. Santa watches how you chat with your friends in a relaxed mood. The critical observation points here is your concentration, amount of regular eye contacts, the frequency of the eye blink, and the kind of signs you frequently use to express your idea.
Santa makes sure to master the tone of your voice and the pace of your speech. Just imagine cheating Santa when he has already learned your normal voice tone! He will catch you. Most importantly, he ensures he is aware of the position you hold your body when standing or sitting. If you change the positioning, he will know you have something fishy.
Once he has mastered all these critical areas when you are stress-free, he starts tracks and keeps alerts on any significant deviation that may signal stress reaction while he talks to children. This way he can know whether you have been naughty or nice.
- Santa sees when you are faking.
Everybody in the world shares and express some instincts the same way, more so in children. These instincts are joy, disgust, contempt, fear anger and sadness. Santa makes proper use of these emotions to know children behaviors. During his interaction with the children, he will engage them in questions and the course; they will display various emotions while answering the questions.
Trying to express an emotion that you do not genuinely feel, will show up in a way that does not use all the facial muscles that are part of the feeling. For example, a smile that does not include the eye muscles is not genuine. Real smiles will change the whole face and crinkle the corners of the eyes.
Santa also takes note of stimulated instincts. When trying to convince him that you feel a certain way by stimulating a facial expressing that goes with the feeling, he will know. Remember Santa is a normal human being with all these feelings and uses these emotions. He will certainly also see any expression that lasts longer than five to ten seconds is a fake one. Through the counterfeit observations, Santa knows when you have been naughty or nice.
- He knows when you are aligned
Santa knows when you are sure and honest with what you are saying. Remember words express what is in your thought. Your body language, i.e. Movement of body parts, how you portray thoughts and feelings, and how you hold your body while sitting or standing; naturally falls into alignment with the verbal messages you speak.
When your non-verbal language contradicts with the verbal communication, Santa detects intentional deceit. For example, when you side shake your head while saying 'yes' or you shrug your shoulders and neck and you are trying to convince you are sure of what you are saying.
These non-verbal signs indicate uncertainty with what you are saying and portray a clear indication of conflict between what you are saying and what you are thinking. Santa uses these observations to tell when you have been naughty or nice.
- Santa looks for clusters
Clusters are a key to Santa's ability to detect lies. The groups are majorly occurrence of non-verbal signals at the same time while trying to express a certain feeling. One sign can have several interpretations or can mean nothing at all.
Display of a couple of signals by different body parts while expressing a single feeling, the meaning comes out clearly. The open cluster of gestures that Santa will use to tell you are lying include face touching, crossing arms, hand touching and leaning away. When you portray these gestures, Santa will quickly know when you have been naughty or nice.
After taking into consideration all the above facts in body movements, verbal and non-verbal actions alignment and baseline behaviors Santa cannot conclude you have been nice or bad just like that. He judges you as being naughty or nice after considering the following important things.
- Not all people display the same degree of emotions.
Depending on individuals, not all people will display the same degree of emotions. Some people thoroughly shake while others are unmoved by lying. Therefore not easy to tell when they are lying.
- Not all liars display detectable signs of lying.
For the majority of people, the act of lying triggers a heightened stress response that is easily notable. However, some will show no sign of guilt or stress at all.
- Not all lies trigger a stress reaction
Some lies are part of daily life, and some children become used to such that they do not even know they are lies. These types of lies hardly stress people and will never send a sign of stress.
- Some truthful people can display anxiety while telling the truth.
Santa knows some people even when telling the truth they can display some form of anxiety for various reasons. Some fear nobody will believe them and others feel discomfort while speaking or giving information. Others become anxious when they are providing information on difficult issues or topics that arouse emotions.
Santa is very fair after he examines the above considerations and your body language, you can be sure to be part of those who will open lovely Christmas gifts on Christmas morning. Don't fear Santa; he is adorable, he won't judge you harshly, be good.
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