12 Ways To Detect If Someone Is Lying To You

How to detect if someone is lying

How to detect if someone is lying

Almost everyone you know tells low-risk lies, but some people also lie about important issues that could change their relationships forever, end their employment or even send them to prison.

“There are numerous facial expressions and associated reactions that could indicate that someone is lying to you,” he says. “Some are caused by nervousness, some by chemical reactions and others by physical reactions.”

To begin with, he states that it is important to understand how the person in question normally acts.

“It is better to look at someone for a while while giving a small speech or asking harmless questions, to see what their usual reactions are, including the tics they can have,” he says. “So if you show different indicators of lies when you ask more focused or suggestive questions, and these are not the ones you asked before, you can be sure that he is probably lying.”

Here are some things you can do to find out if someone is lying:

Watch their eyes

“This is a physiological reaction to feeling uncomfortable or trapped by his questions that he doesn’t want to answer,” says Bouton. “It’s a setback when people have had to look for an escape when they feared they were in a dangerous situation, like facing a human or animal opponent.”

Keep an eye out for rapid blinking

“A person usually flashes about five or six times a minute, or once every 10 or 12 seconds,” says Bouton. “When you’re stressed, for example, when someone knows you’re lying, you can blink five or six times in quick succession.”

Count how long someone closes their eyes

Pay attention to the direction they look

Take note of what you’re asking them

“If you ask what a person has heard, his eyes will move to the left ear to remember the sound they heard, but if their eyes move to their right, they are going to fail,” Bouton says.

The key is in what they’re trying to recall

Bunched skin beneath and wrinkles beside the eyes indicate a real smile

Watch their hands as well

And keep an eye on what they do with their mouth

Take note of any excessive sweating

And in some instances, notice when the person blushes

Pay attention to which direction they shake their head

How to detect if someone is lying

Often, when people tell the truth, they nod simultaneously based on what they say. But if they shake their heads at what they said, their bodies are betraying their lies.


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