Sometimes, it is so easy to spot a liar! You just know he or she is lying to you. Kind of like it’s as plain as the nose on your face! But other times, you may THINK he is telling a lie, but you are just not for sure. Here are some sure fire ways to spot that liar.
1. Pauses in Conversation
Photo Credit: Hugo Provoste Here they are telling you the long story. It sounds really good and very believable. But here’s the catch: pause after pause. It’s like they have to stop and think of the next line. Or they may have their story down pat, but they are struggling with the lie. Listen for the pauses that occur over and over, and they may just be spouting off a great story.
Photo Credit: sam b-r I just had this happen to me over the phone! Some salesman was trying to explain why they lied to me, but all he could do was say “Uh, uh, uh….” Sure, his story sounded reasonable enough, but I knew he was lying because he wanted to cover up his partner. His stuttering gave him away.
3. Wiping the Nose
Photo Credit: markleychic This is so classic. One of the more prominent body-language give aways is absent-mindedly wiping at the nose. You can tell when someone really has an itch, or simply needs something to keep their hands busy!
4. Looking Away
Photo Credit: katieohh When a person constantly veers their eyes away from your gaze, it is because they can’t look you straight in the eye and lie to you. Many people have a tendency to roll they eyes while they talk, so be careful not to mix the tow movements. Someone who looks up and to the left, or squints, may be re-creating a scene in their mind, not purposely lying to you.
5. Not Using Real Names
Photo Credit: Brandon Christopher Warren Is your friend using pronouns over and over? If she can’t get over “he” “she” “they”, then she might be lying to you. Ask for names! Interrupt and say, “By she, do you mean Jane?”
6. Reclining Back in Chair
Photo Credit: Okaypro If you friend is fidgety, or pushes back in his chair while he is talking, this is a sign of wanting to put distance between you and his lie. He is saying, “I don’t want you to be able to see right through my lie!”
7. Repeating the Same Question You Ask
Photo Credit: pam.ela If your friend repeats a question you ask, more then likely she is buying time to think of an answer. Stalling, speaking slowly, or repeating words can be a sure sign it is a lie. Top Photo Credit: Julia says smile