How to detect a liar


July 7, 2006   •   Fact checked by Dumb Little Man

Each day we all meet and speak to new people. Most of the time, we really have no idea who is legit and who isn’t. Although there is no perfect system, we found a list of tips that may help identify when someone’s lying.

    • A person who is lying to you will avoid making eye contact.


  • A guilty person gets defensive. An innocent person will often go on the offensive.



  • A liar is uncomfortable facing his questioner/accuser and may turn his head or body away.



  • Liars sometimes avoid “lying” by not making direct statements. They imply answers instead of denying something directly.



  • A liar might unconsciously place objects (book, coffee cup, etc.) between themselves and you.



  • A liar will use your words to make answer a question. When asked, ““Did you eat the last cookie?”” The liar answers, ““No, I did not eat the last cookie.””



  • If you believe someone is lying, then change subject of a conversation quickly, a liar follows along willingly and becomes more relaxed. The guilty wants the subject changed; an innocent person may be confused by the sudden change in topics and will want to back to the previous subject.


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