Even though sorry is been said, still guilt tries to reside in our heart and brain. Mind is constantly regretting and thinking over and over again about the mistakes we made. Sometimes guilt becomes so huge that we might find it difficult to breathe. At times it so happens that we are not even aware about the guilt that our subconscious mind has. At such delicate times it is necessary for us to recognize this guilt in order to achieve peace of mind. Now in order to recognize what are the signs of guilty person one must be aware of what guilt is and why it occurs. According to Wikipedia definition of guilt is “ an emotion that occurs when a person believes that they have violated a moral standard that they themselves believe in”. Guilt may be of different types depending upon its origin. By just considering few signs and tips mentioned below we can easily recognize guilty conscious.
1. Avoids eye contact.
Avoiding eye contact is a classic sign of a guilty person. The guilt possessed by the person is so strong that when he/she is confronted they lack the courage of making eye contact. They are ashamed of what they have done and at times they are afraid to admit the truth. They choose not to look into the eyes of other person because of fear.
So next time you see these signs in any person you can conclude that the person is guilty.
2. Emotional imbalance.
Upon confrontation if a person get emotional or, like i mentioned earlier, gets angry then it is an indicator that the person is guilty. Guilty people are not afraid of being caught but they feel embarrassed so they quickly deny the fact or get angry. Another factor that causes emotional instability is is constant thoughts about the mistake done in past.
3. Body language.
Body language may also be a sign of guilt. Some people may fidget when confronted or may show signs of flushed face. However body language signs are usually coupled with other signs. Some people get nervous during confrontation regardless if they are guilty of something or not.
Anger directly is not related with guilt but it comes eventually. For instance , consider that you broke your friend’s bracelet by mistake and you are extremely guilty about your act, but you are scared and you don’t tell your friend that you broke it. Yet she keeps on asking you or may be telling you how that bracelet broke, this might trigger your anger.
People often show sign of guilt by avoiding that person whom they have wronged. While we cannot conclude that avoidance should necessarily be because of guilt, but so far so forth if it is been done on regular basis it can be an indicator.
Guilty person go through a mental fight trying to justify their behavior. These constant conflicts cause restlessness and many sleepless nights. So next time you are suffering from insomnia do consider that it might be because of guilt.
7. Loss of appetite.
Guilty people are so immensely drowned in seas of their thoughts that they lose their appetite. Well, losing their appetite may also be because of stress, but yet we can count it as an indicator of guilt.
8. Doing nice things out of the blue.
Good people always try to do something nice for others. But if someone (who generally is not nice to us tries and be good or shows good gestures towards us, well in that case it is an indicator that something is fishy. Guilt burdened people often have tendency to compensate their mistakes by doing nice things in hopes that they would feel better.
9. Feels anxious.
Anxiety can be another sign related to guilty person. A guilty person tends to carry the burden of mistakes done in past. This burden makes that person anxious. Yet we cannot associate anxiety directly with being guilty, as anxiety can also be because of other factors such as stress, work load, personal problems etc.
10. Acts nervous.
When we carry the burden of guilt our mind and heart gets restless. We lose our confidence and often act nervous. If you see a person getting nervous constantly consider it to be a sign of guilt. And also it can be used to determine if we are feeling guilty or not.