We all come across many lies throughout the average day—from the mundane (“I’ll be there in 5 minutes”) to the life-changing (“I’m not sleeping with my coworker”). In this era of fake news and differing facts, the flow of bogus information that we’re exposed to has gone from a trickling stream to a firehose of falsity. It’s more important than ever to be able to discrete when we’re being lied to, whether at work, home, or at the poker table. Fortunately, we’ve collected some expert tricks for spotting a lie that don’t require you to be a hard-bitten detective or mind reader.
They’re offering too many details.
A liar always have lots of details to give you when you question him. In doing so their intention is to convince you about their story. The liar will give you every minute detail even the exact location and time and even the kind of dresses that people were wearing at that time. In short they will give you every specification to make their lie seem true.
They scratch their face.
A person who speaks lies is most likely to feel itchy. It is because the psychology of a person says when something wrong is going to happen he/she feels butterflies inside the stomach which leads to face scratching. The sense of scratch can be on any part of the body. A very easy way to detect a liar is that they scratch their face.
They cover their mouth.
Another psychological tool which many liars use is covering their mouth. This helps the liar think that he can formulate the words coming out of his mouth. His hand will act as a filter for lies. Therefore whatever he speaks will be considered true for the listeners. Well such people don’t know that the world is smart enough to recognize a liar by his gestures.
They’re not making eye contact.
A liar never makes an eye contact while talking to you. He would see every where around you but will avoid to make a straight eye contact with you. He knows he is telling lies that’s why he is guilty and ashamed. Se does not make eye contact because he is afraid that he might not get discovered.
Your gut tells you they’re lying.
After five senses there is also a sixth sense and that is you conscious. If you are getting a feeling of something suspicious while talking to someone than that is your sixth sense or your gut that aware you of something wrong and you suspect the front person as a liar.
If someone is giving too much details and in answering the question he talks a lot and moreover he is also rambling than this is the sign that something is wrong and suspicious about him.
They’re giving different answers.
“One lie opens the door of many lies” is a saying, which is 100% correct. A liar when tells a lie he tries to cover his lie with many other lies, so that’s why his statement changes with every question asked to him. His answer changes with every question. Even his answer does not match with his first response. That’s why a liar is a dishonest person. And they change their statement from second to second.
Over confidence is also a sign that the next person might be a liar. Here Wood gives an example of a sale person and says “a saleperson describes the qualities of his product over and over again with full enthusiasm and with full confidence”
Answering all the questions without hesitation and with overconfidence is a quality of a liar.
They’re saying one thing and doing another.
If the person is showing some strange behaviour like his behaviour does not match with what he is saying then the person is a liar. In this regard Wood gives an example of an employee working at customer service who is giving of fake smiles and also shaking his head.
“Its all about the body language. If your words does not watch with your body language than you must be telling a lie” says Wood
They accuse you of lying.
“If some is lying, he would try to turn the situation by putting the blame on you. And in return he gets behind the picture and gets time to think of the response and than would lead the conversation or topic to another level and direction.” A research done by Kulaga