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25 Ways To Tell If Someone Is Lying To You by bond77(m): 10:15am On Jun 11, 2015
You can never completely tell when someone is lying. Not even a lie detector can do that. Do you understand what that means? That means that not a single one of the tips we are about to give should ever be used to determine that someone is lying without
reservation. Even if someone does all 25 of these things they still may be innocent. The power of circumstance cannot be overestimated and people have even been known to give false confessions because they were being pressured to “tell the truth”.
With that said, there are certain things you can look for that might arouse your suspicions. These are 25 ways to tell if someone is lying to you, sort of.

25.This is probably one that you already know
instinctually, but liars will be hesitant to make eye
contact with you.

24 To complicate things, if someone is lying to you
they might make too much eye contact. Possibly
because they are aware that liars are known to
avoid eye contact. We know, it's confusing.

23 A liar tends to provide more information than
necessary, or to answer questions that they weren't
even asked in the first place. This may come from a
desire to justify oneself.

22 A genuine shrug indicating uncertainty is usually
complete and symmetrical. A partial shrug may
indicate deception.

21 For potentially obvious reasons liars are likely to
stutter. It's hard to talk straight when you're making
things up as you go!A liar tends not to use
contractions. For example, "I
didn't do it" statistically tends
to be a more truthful statement
that "I did not do it".

19 A liar is unlikely to exhibit a
Duchenne smile. What is that? A
Duchenne smile is when you use
the involuntary muscles around
your eyes as well as your major
muscles around the mouth. The
key word here is involuntary,
meaning you can't fake a true

18 A liar will tend to turn away
from you or show signs of

17 While it's difficult to spot, a
slight increase in voice pitch
indicates that somebody is likely

16 According to a study in the
Journal of Non-verbal
Behaviour, liars blink less
frequently during the lie and
then speed up to about 8 times
faster afterwards you. Sort of crossed arms are typically never
a positive sign in conversation.
They are the opposite of having
your arms open with your palms
out which indicates warmth,
inclusiveness, and obviously
openness. Although crossed
arms by themselves don't
necessarily mean somebody is
lying, they are just another sign
to look for.

14 A liar will often use your own
words in their response. For
example, if you ask someone,
"Did you deflate my tire?" they
may answer "No I did not
deflate your tire".

13 A person's pupils will dilate if
they are lying. In fact, because
this is an involuntary behavior
this is usually a much better
indicator than some of the
others on this list.

12 Someone who is lying will tend
to give a very specific denial.
Rather than making broad
sweeping statements like "I
never do [insert something
suspicious here]" a liar would be
more likely to say "I did not do
this at that time with this

11 When someone is lying they will
often purse or fold their mouth and lips.

10 Liars will often touch their face,
nose, or mouth with above
average frequency.

9 People who try to obfuscate the
truth will tend to over-focus on
irrelevant details.

8 One of the most obvious signs
of someone lying is inconsistent
or contradictory explanations.

7 Liars will sometimes hedge the
things they say. For example
someone might preface their
explanation with "As far as I
can remember…"

6 If someone is lying then their
gestures and their words might
not line up according to Israeli researcher
Avinoam Sapir, liars will often
give long winded introductions
full of detail but then gloss over
the important parts of the story
where the deception is.

4 Liars sometimes will
unconsciously place objects
between themselves and you.

3 A liar will usually tell a story in
strict chronology. Someone
telling the truth will usually
recount the most vivid
emotional detail first and then
explain the rest.

2 Someone who is lying will tend
to go on the defensive. Someone
telling the truth will tend to go
on the offensive.
1 People use distancing language.
This allows them to separate
themselves from the action. For
example, "I crashed my car"
becomes "I crashed the car".


Re: 25 Ways To Tell If Someone Is Lying To You by Aminat508(f): 10:16am On Jun 11, 2015
Ok....Guess you re lieing too grin grin
Re: 25 Ways To Tell If Someone Is Lying To You by INTROVERT(f): 10:17am On Jun 11, 2015
Ok....Guess you re lieing too grin grin
Re: 25 Ways To Tell If Someone Is Lying To You by bond77(m): 10:24am On Jun 11, 2015
Ok....Guess you re lieing too grin grin

You lied too, because you are over-smiling cool
Re: 25 Ways To Tell If Someone Is Lying To You by Aminat508(f): 10:25am On Jun 11, 2015

You lied too, because you are over-smiling cool
Lmao grin

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