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Detect lying – is it easy to do or not?

Want to know if someone is lying or telling a fib? Here are 17 excellent ways how to tell if someone is lying – EVERY TIME!


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Detect Lying – 17 Ways to Spot a Liar


Okay my friend,

This here will be a bit of a fun post.

So a liar- what can I say?

I think most of us have been lied to and we’ve all lied at some point in our lives.

But don’t you hate it when you uncover a liar?

It leaves you feeling betrayed and hurt and creates a feeling of mistrust.


Some basic truths about lying:


Never lie to someone who trusts you and never trust someone who lies to you.


A liar’s worst enemy is someone with a good memory – Dodinsky.


Fools take a knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the cord and free themselves from the fools.



Here are seventeen things to look for when spotting a liar:



TIP # 1 – Body language speaks louder than words.


If the person you’re speaking to is fidgety, wringing their hands, or fiddling with their hair, these are often clues that they’re lying.

Sometimes it might be nervousness because they are shy or naturally introverted; however, if the person you’re talking to isn’t known for being shy or nervous, then chances are they’re lying.



TIP # 2 – A liar will often cross his or her arms across their body as they speak.


They may even move objects like books or cups to create a barrier between the two of you.

These are warning signs of a lie being told!



TIP # 3 – Watch for lack of eye contact


Eye contact is another thing to pay attention to when trying to spot a liar.


When you’re being lied to, the other person often won’t look at you directly in the eye.


They’ll look down, off to the side, and every other place just to avoid direct eye contact with you.


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TIP # 4 – Listen to their words


When a liar says contradictory things, it’s an obvious sign that they’re lying.

Listen for discrepancies in their stories.



TIP # 5 – Weird tone


The tone of voice changes when lying.


Listen for high pitched or lower tones than their normal speaking voice.



TIP # 6 – Keeping it short


Liars tend to avoid details when speaking.

Often they just stick to the bold facts and leave out small details in order to keep their story straight.




TIP # 7 – Trying to avoid a slip up


When talking to a liar, he or she will often hesitate in their speech while thinking up a lie to fit the occasion.

This could be clearing their throat, taking a deep breath or simply pausing before responding.



TIP # 8 – Weird eye contact


Eye movement is another thing to look for when spotting a liar.

All people naturally move their eyes, unconsciously, one way or another when they are in conversation.


If a person looks to their right (your left) they are often constructing lies.


If they look to their left (your right) they’re truly drawing upon their memory in response.





TIP # 9 – Steering you down a different road


Changing the subject away from the current conversation is another clue that you’re being lied to.


Often liars will fill a conversation with obscure details that detract from the topic at hand in order to avoid telling the truth.



TIP # 10 – Yeah they won’t own it.


People who lie tend to steer away from using pronouns like ‘I’ or ‘we.’



TIP # 11 – Not so funny


Liars will often use humor or sarcasm to avoid a subject.



TIP # 12 – Oooh a liar and angry too!


Liars feel guilty and may storm off or act out in anger to hide their deception.



TIP # 13 – Their nose knows the truth


Research shows that, when a person is dishonest, they tend to touch their nose a lot.



TIP # 14 – Watch their movements


Heavy breathing, sweating or a tight jaw is another indicator that you may be lied to.






TIP # 15  – Can they remember?


If questioned enough, liars won’t be able to remember all the details of a lie or string of lies they’ve told.

Most liars will attack or leave before they’re caught.



TIP # 16 – Touching the face may indicate a person is lying or uncomfortable.

The higher up on the face, the worse the lie is.



TIP # 17 – A hunched over posture is another indication of a liar.


Confident people sit up straight with their shoulder back.

Insecure people sit hunched over with their hands in their pockets.

It’s also interesting to note that studies have shown those who are insecure are more prone to lie.


So there you have it – 17 ways to spot a liar!


I thought this would be fun to explore as I remember finding it so interesting to learn the behavioural science research behind lying back in university.

According to some studies, deceptive lying begins as early as four or five years of age. Pretty young, right?

Children quickly learn that they can avoid punishment by lying.

If not dealt with effectively at this young age, lying can quickly and easily become a terrible habit.

This is something you want to nip in the bud fairly promptly with kids!


Now that you know the telltale signs of liars you can avoid being lied to again.


(Well people will still lie but this time you will know it is happening!)

By learning to watch for these signs and behavioral patterns, you’ll be able to spot a liar with relative ease!

Big or small, lie are still lies.



A life may take care of the present but it has no future.


Never argue with a liar. You can’t win because they believe their own lies.


I’m always disappointed when a liar’s pants don’t actually catch on fire.



Take care and much love,


Frances Vidakovic xxx



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Until next time, dream big my friend  xx



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