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  • We all hate getting lied to.

  • Most of us wish we knew a way to tell when someone is giving us a huge pile of B.S.

  • Well, wish no more.

  • There are actually many ways to tell if someone is lying or not, and here are some of the

  • best indicators.

  • In other words, get ready to never trust another human being again.

  • Awkward staring

  • One huge clue that someone may be feeding you a lie is if they stare at you intensely.

  • According to behavioral analyst Dr. Lillian Glass and her book, The Body Language of Liars,

  • what usually happens with liars is they break eye contact.

  • However, true sociopaths do their best to avoid that in an attempt to control and manipulate

  • others.

  • A good example of this is infamous fraudster Bernie Madoff, who notoriously stared at his

  • victims for a long time while he was ripping them off.

  • It could be argued that this staring is almost a form of hypnosis.

  • The best way to combat it: fingers to the eyes.

  • Don't feel bad about it.

  • They're liars.

  • They deserve it.

  • Hiding

  • For some reason, when people lie, they tend to cover their pie holes.

  • According to Glass, when adults cover their mouths, it means they're not revealing everything

  • and are literally "closing off communication."

  • Or, in other words, they're trying to hide something by hiding their mouths.

  • Freaky movements

  • A person's head motions can be used to sniff out their lies.

  • When a person shakes their head yes or no at the same time as when they speak, you can

  • pretty much rely on what that person says.

  • However, if the shake comes after, you might just have found yourself a liar.

  • So keep an eye out for those noggin gyrations, lest you get taken for a fool.

  • Honest feet

  • If all that isn't enough, you might want to take a gander at a person's tootsies to tell

  • if they're telling a lie.

  • According to the folks at Psychology Today, liars tend to point their feet towards the

  • door or closest available exit.

  • This signifies a physical and psychological eagerness to make a hasty escape from their

  • web of lies.

  • Phlegm

  • When in conversation, you may want to pay attention to what sounds the person makes

  • and when they make them.

  • According to Spy the Lie, written by former CIA agents, liars clear their throats before

  • they spout out a big whopper for two reasons.

  • One, it's a nonverbal way of saying, "I swear to God …" Two, they feel a need to lie,

  • which causes a physiological reaction in them, like anxiety or mouth and throat dryness.

  • T.M.I.

  • Ever ask someone a question and they give you way more info than you asked for?

  • It's because they're not giving you the full truth.

  • In a way, they're hoping to wear you down by yammering on and on about everything except

  • the answer to your question.

  • By seeming completely open and giving you everything except an actual answer, liars

  • hope you'll forget the question you asked in the first place.

  • "I don't trust you…"

  • "Well, you know what?

  • I don't trust you either!"

  • Same question

  • If a liar is so experienced that they can keep lying over and over again, it actually

  • becomes easier to spot them as the big fibbers they are.

  • According to Entrepreneur, there's a secret military trick used to weed out liars: asking

  • the same question three times, in three different ways.

  • If you get the same rehearsed word-for-word answer each time, watch out.

  • You might be dealing with a liar who thinks following a script will let them get away

  • scot-free.

  • If they give the same answer but it sounds more natural, and less scripted, with some

  • variation, then they're probably for real.

  • It's when they start to sound like a politician that you can trust them like you would a politician.

  • So, not at all.

  • Obsessed with appearance

  • For some reason, when people are lying, they become obsessed with how they look.

  • According to Spy the Lie, grooming oneself is a way to deal with the anxiety of lying.

  • And if sweat is involved, forget about it.

  • It should be noted that sweat itself doesn't mean a person is spreading disinformation.

  • However, if that person keeps wiping the sweat away, you might have a full-blown liar on

  • your hands.

  • Standing still

  • Although fidgeting may be a telltale sign, it turns out if a person's too stiff, you

  • may want to grab the fire extinguisher, because their pants just caught ablaze.

  • As Glass explains, when people start getting rigid, that's a sign they're hiding something.

  • Going stiff is the body preparing for a fight, something it wouldn't need to do if there

  • was nothing to hide.

  • Standing super-still is overcompensating for trying not to fidget too much.

  • "Because you can take it from me the truthit's overrated."

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We all hate getting lied to.

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    Samuel posted on 2018/06/10
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