7 Ways to Tell if Someone is Lying ...


I decided to sit down recently and consider the different ways to tell if someone is lying.

I've been put in plenty of situations where I felt that the person was lying based on a few signs, but was never completely sure until they proved me right.

If you're in a dilemma where you're trying to determine if someone is being honest or not, here are seven ways to tell if someone is lying.2

1. They Look Away

One of the ways to tell if someone is lying is to look at their face.

Facial expressions really do tell a story.2

A liar would never be able to directly give eye contact.

Their eyes may wander, look down, or even stare past you.

If they're trying to avoid giving you their full attention, then most likely they're not telling the truth.

A person who tells the truth is for the most part engaged.

2. They Make Fidgeting Movements

With lying comes uncontrollable movements.

They may sway back and forth or side to sideβ€”giving a clear indication that they are not entirely relaxed with the topic being discussed.

One jerking movement that is way too obvious is the bouncing of the leg(s).

Sometimes nervous people do this when they're telling a lie.

Definitely look out for random fidgeting movements like rubbing the back of the head with their hands or rubbing their knee persistently.

Body language definitely tells a lot.

3. They Stutter or Repeat Phrases

If the person is constantly acting like they can't make out a simple sentence, then they may just be spinning the truth.

Stuttering is one of the clear signs when someone is a complete nervous wreck.

If the person can't explain the details to you in a clear and concise way, then that should throw up an immediate red flag.

Also, repeating the same phrases and words proves that they're not only trying to convince you, but also trying to convince themselves that the lie in their mind is true.

They Change Their Tone
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