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10 Ways You Can SPOT A LIAR

  1. Observe the pauses
  • Pay attention to the pauses. They might be taking their time to think about what to say, it could be a possibility that they are lying.
  • Just this one cannot mean, the other person is lying.
  • Speech errors like “ah,” “uhh,” and “I mean” also count.
  1. Notice the span of emotions
  • Real emotions last only for around 5 seconds.
  • If someone is expressing emotion for more than 5 seconds, it could be fake.
  • Ideally, it is tough to hold on to a facial expression for a longer time
  1. Notice the order of words and emotions
  • Emotions come first and words come next.
  • If someone first says “I’m angry,” and only then can you see an angry facial expression, it is definitely fake one.
  1. Notice the sincerity of emotions
  • We can call the emotions are sincere when more than one part of the face that changes.
  • If a person smiles sincerely, wrinkles appear near the eyes and the eyebrows will automatically go downward, along with just the lips smiling.
  1. Notice how frequently they are repeating the same thing
  • When someone is constantly repeating something, it could mean that they’re trying to convince both you and they want to know your reaction if you believe what they’re saying
  • This could be a good sign to spot a liar
  1. Covering the face or mouth
  • A very common sign you unconsciously tend to do when you are trying to watch yourself without telling what you are thinking
  • Notice the same in others
  • One of the easiest body language signs to notice is when a liar covers their face or mouth
  1. Change the perspective of the person
  • If you want someone to tell more detail about something, change their perspective.
  • Ask them to think about the events from the perspective of someone else like “what would a police officer/lawyer have seen if they were there”.
  1. Notice their body language
  • Are they scratching their face/nose?
  • Due to the nervousness (occurs while telling a lie), which causes a rush of blood to the face, leading to mild itching.
  • They fold their arms. They avoid eye contact or do too much eye contact.
  1. Observe the small details.
  • Are they able to tell if you ask them something in detail?
  • Way too many details or not being able to tell too many details are also signs that they might lying.
  • Ask more follow up questions, get into detail.

10. Watch out for the smooth ones 😁. They have perfected the art of lying.


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