Top 8 ways to detect lies

Have you ever lied in your life? If yes then you should be aware of some forced changes that our behavior takes while lying to someone. There are high-tech gadgets out there to detect lie. Here are some sure-shot giveaways that can be noted when a person lies. You don’t have to have a degree in psychology to use them effectively. A lot can be absorbed by mere observation and logical thinking. Catch your friend red-handed the next time he lies to you.

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Swallowing saliva:

People who are about to lie often take a big swallow down their throat before they start talking. This may also happen while in middle of a conversation. When a person is about to lie, the nervy feeling triggers the same mechanism as in the case of fear, making our throat dry. In an attempt to wet the dry throat, a natural response, he swallows saliva.

 

Body Language:

Research says that while communicating, our body language plays a role as important as the words that we speak. The mood of a person can easily be guessed from his body language. Body language and words uttered should compliment each other. So when you find a person whose body language contradicts the words he utters, chances are that he may be lying. A cheerful voice and a dull/dejected body language mean that the person doesn’t want us to know what the reality is.

 

Unnecessary justification:

Imagine you are talking to your friend about your report card, you would promptly tell him honestly about your marks. At the same time, while lying, you tend to justify every small detail and explain it to your friend. This is a sure sign of lying.

 

Stuttering and stammering:

This is a very common trait when it comes to lying. On being interrogated or asked for an answer, the liar makes up answers. This results in the occasional err’s and umm’s and other signs of stammering.

 

Eye contact:

The effectiveness of this method varies from person to person. A person who is lying avoids direct eye contact with whom they are talking. The drawback of this method is that many people naturally avoid making eye contact for reasons other than lying.

 

Rubbing nose, restless fingers:

Watch the body language of the person. If he repeatedly touches/rubs his nose and/or his fingers are restless, chances are that he might be lying.

 

Slip ups in stories:

A liar in a bid to escape interrogation, makes up fake and made up stories. But when you ask for an explanation or certain details regarding the plot/story, they often find it difficult to provide the details. A sure giveaway!

 

Changing the topic:

A liar tries to change the topic of conversation. He grows uncomfortable discussing the relevant topic and will try to change it to avoid the grilling.

 

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