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Spot A Liar: Ways To Tell When Someone Is Lying To You

Catch a liar red handed by looking out for these signs!

Did you know that at least 50 percent of the lies that people tell you could be spotted accurately. Years of psychological research has shown that people tend to cater to certain actions, gestures and way of speaking when they lie. Knowing some of these physical and behavioral cues could easily help you spot it when you are being lied to. Just taking a note of their body language, alterations in voice and tones as well as little details in their speaking manner could give them away. So, the next time you suspect someone is lying to watch out for a few signs. Here are a few ways you can tell if someone is lying to you.

Direction Of The Eyes

The eyes have it all! You can tell a lot about someone just by looking at their eyes. Similarly, you can examine a person’s truthfulness just by looking at their eyes. When a person is lying to you, they will find it hard to maintain eye contact. Again, if someone is maintaining eye contact too hard, might also mean that they are lying. A person who is not lying will maintain a normal eye contact. They will not be trying too hard to maintain eye contact nor will they hesitate from meeting your eye at all. Moreover, a person who is lying will try to look left and right often because they are nervous.

Covering Their Mouth And Eyes Often

You will find that when a person is lying they tend to touch their face quite often covering their mouth or their eyes. It is considered a psychological reflex. Since the words coming out of their mouth are not true, the hands automatically go to the mouth trying to stop or cover the mouth. Similarly, because the eyes can tell son much about a person, a liar tries to close or cover their eyes as a reflex. These are also the signs of nervousness that a person faces while lying.

An Unusual Change In The Vocal Tone

Determining the pitch of a person’s vocal tone could speak volumes about whether someone is lying or not. Anytime someone is lying, you will either find their vocal tone rising unusually or falling down unusually. The rise or drop in the pitch of the liar’s voice differs from person to person.

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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