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[Signs someone is lying to you.]
Lying is a natural human trick.
It lets you manipulate the way you want others to see you.
There are certain signs you can look for if you think someone might be lying to you.
Eye movement.
When right-handed people are lying, they look up the right, left-handed people look up to the left.
Other signs of lying are: if they don't blink, close their eyes very slowly or contrastingly blink a lot or break eye contact.
Hiding body parts.
They hide their mouth, eyes or throat with their hands.
They may also adjust their hair or clothes.
Hand movement.
Anxiety can cause itching or chilliness in the face, causing a liar to bite or lick their lips or play with their ears.
Head movement.
They move their head around quickly before they answer the question.
Audible cues.
They clear their throat or swallow before answering the question and their vocal pitch rises.
No ...
Can you tell who's lying?
[Round 1.]
My cousin he... I was... I was going to a party and I did not want him to come with me so I told him I was just going to a friend's house.
Truth or lie?
Sign: brought his hand to his face.
[Round 2.]
Probably this morning when somebody cut me off and then I yelled at them.
Truth or lie?
[Round 3.]
Told my co-worker today that his breath smelled bad.
Truth or lie?
Sign: raised vocal pitch, slow blinking, looked to the right.
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How To Tell If Someone Is Lying To You

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Laura Hung published on March 19, 2015
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