5 Ways To Spot A Liar

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Lying is a deception that most people indulge in at different times in their life. If you know how it is not hard to find out if someone is lying to you. All you need to do is look out for these 5 certain behaviors and body language:

Tone variation: If a person is lying to you, they are usually worried that they might get caught. They feel guilty and are more prone to making speech errors. They will also hesitate before saying anything because they are usually tense. A liar will often speak in an agitated manner and use a high pitched voice due to the increased tension in their vocal chords.

Inconsistency: One way to catch a liar is to look for inconsistencies in their story. Such people will talk about an event that they attended, but forget to include relevant information, such as the venue, the time or the date. Consequently, if you ask such an individual to repeat the story after a short period of time, they will forget some of the details, a clear indication that they are lying.

Poor eye contact: There is an old adage that liars never look you in the eye, which is quite true. A person will avoid looking directly at you when lying, or glance away and blink their eyes consistently. They fear that if you look closely, you might actually discover their deception.

Facial expressions: A liar will try to use a smile to disguise their true feelings. However, if you look closely, you will notice the smile is not genuine and merely lasts for a few seconds. Consequently, they will keep on nibbling their lips or break into a sweat due to the anxiety resulting from lying.

Barriers: Liars will try to create distance or barriers between you and the truth. This could include small steps that turn the body away, hands covering the mouth or even slightly touching the mouth. They could also move objects that are on a table or counter between the two of you such as a pen, plate, or stepping behind larger objects.