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The Triangle Method: How To Spot A Liar

Use this method to avoid letting yourself fall into a web of lies!

If you are one of those who find themselves often being fooled by a liar, you are no different than the most of us out there. People who are compulsive liars and are masters in the game of manipulation know exactly how to get away with it. However, you can even the scale by knowing how to spot a liar. A liar can get away with their lies using words but their body language will hint at something different. The Triangle Method uses a three way approach to point at a liar just by observing their body language. Here’s how you can use this method to your advantage and avoid being lied to!

Pay Attention To The Flow Of Their Talk

A liar tends to take pauses and talk slow. On the contrary, when a person is telling the truth, the pace of their speech is much more natural. When a person is speaking the truth, they are not making things up but simply narrating events or things that have happened. However, a liar would need to think and work his mind while speaking to you. Naturally, the pace or the flow of their speech would be unnaturally slow and erratic. Moreover, a liar would try to keep the conversation short in order to not get confused in their own mind. Notice the pace or the flow of a person’s speech when they are talking to you to understand if they are lying to you or telling the truth.

Take A Note Of Their Facial Expressions And Their Head Movements

Facial expressions can say a lot about whether a person is a liar. It is because their face do not agree with their mind and they are trying to appear genuine when telling the lie. If a person cannot meet your eyes while speaking to you or looking up and down or if their eyes are wandering off everywhere while talking they are lying. A liar also purses their lips and nods and shakes their head a lot while lying.

Observe Their Body Language As Well

Lying creates stress in the mind of the liar. If you see a person rubbing or scratching their neck, covering their mouth, touching their nose or using their non-dominant hand a lot while talking to you, you’ve just spotted a liar!

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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