RePostMonday – How Good is Your Liar Detection?

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#RePostMonday “The liar’s punishment is, not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.” ― George Bernard Shaw

What makes you just KNOW someone is lying to you? Is it a gut feeling, experience from the past or does it simply come natural to know that a person is NOT being 100 with you? There is no real formula to detect a liar, especially depending on the person you are dealing with. Each person tells lies based on what THEY see needed to conceal. However, there are some logical ways to decode a liar.

There’s a typical body language that we all do as humans when we are not being honest. These can be used as tell tell signs that one is lying to. Here’s what to look for…

Eight Ways to Know if You Are Being Lied To!

Lack of eye contact. Generally, if someone is lying they will not look you in the eye.

Odd, random voice changes. A change in the pitch of a person’s tone, or a lot of stammering (umm, ah), or throat clearing could indicate a lie.

Unnecessary sudden body language. If a person taps their foot a lot, fidgets with their hands, raises their shoulders, turns away from you or brings their hand to their face to touch their chin or nose, etc.

Something sounds too good to be true. Making statements that contradict each other, are inconsistent or don’t sound quite right are usually part of a lie.

Defensive for no real reason. Sometimes when a person is lying they will become extremely defensive, refusing to answer any questions and even accusing you of lying. This may mean they have something to hide.

Changes subject without answering full questions adequately. If someone is lying and you change the subject, chances are high that they’ll go right along with it. A person telling the truth, however, will likely ask why you changed the subject and want to go back to it.

Cracks jokes when a there is no laughing matter at hand. A guilty person will often try to change the subject using humor or sarcasm.

These were the top 7 reasons that we have compiled during our evasive online study and of course, no one behavior can tell for sure whether or not someone is telling the truth or lying. Trust your instinct; get some evidence to back up your accusation.

Never relying on a specific behavior and always know, that catching a liar in the act is best done by watching their normal behaviors. When those behaviors suddenly change, that’s when a lie has likely been told. Study the facts and the person, while making sure you knowledge is irrefutable.