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Can you tell when someone is lying to you?

  1. Darknlovely3436 profile image83
    Darknlovely3436posted 6 years ago

    Can you tell when someone is lying to you?

    especially if that someone think that you are not aware of they lying,
    so you played along with them..

  2. David Schulze profile image73
    David Schulzeposted 6 years ago

    Yes when they close their eyes and look away or rapidly blink their eyes and look like your question is beneth their intelligence--watch President Obama--he does it very well

  3. vox vocis profile image82
    vox vocisposted 6 years ago

    Absolutely. I mean, sometimes I'm not sure, but I smell that there's something rotten in the state of Denmark...

  4. ShaneMorris profile image61
    ShaneMorrisposted 6 years ago

    I've always liked to think I'm quite well at reading through lies. One thing that's usually pretty reliable is if they can't hold a solid line of eye contact while they are saying the said lie. Especially if someone is a bad liar, they might even start sweating or shaking (not ridiculously) and just a general sense of uneasiness. There is also a set of descriptions as to what goes through someone's head as they are thinking. For example, looking in particular directions are habitual when recreating or constructing thoughts relating to different senses. Check out the link below:


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    reeltaulkposted 6 years ago

    This question is funny!  You can always tell a liar, when you confront them it's like Oh OH!  and they either try to change the subject or if they are crazy they will start a senseless argument to reflect whatever on you.  Why even waste your time playing along.  I'm quite sure you have confirmed your suspicions as to who they really are time and time again

  6. Dave Mathews profile image61
    Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago

    Yes Always! I have a special ability to be able to discern whether a person is telling me the truth or not.

  7. Movie Master profile image77
    Movie Masterposted 6 years ago

    Usually they can't keep eye contact. But I always think it's that pretend 'itch' they have to scratch which is the biggest giveaway.

  8. Seeker7 profile image95
    Seeker7posted 6 years ago

    It depends of course how good they are at lying but body language is one sign - not making good eye contact when a particular subject is discussed - avoidance. Or making too much eye contact - trying to brazen it out.

    Depending on how their body usually reacts to difficult situations - do they flush or go pale - when certain things are talked about? There could be other signs such as not willing to discuss certain things. Or being overly sensitive when a certain subject/person is spoken about. And watch for the 'back-lash' one. This is when a person who is lying tries to off-set their guilt by becoming angry and accusing you of such things as 'jealousy', 'paranoia' and provided you know for a fact that you are not just jealous or paranoid etc. Then this aggresive behaviour may indicate a big 'guilt trip' about something.

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    ExoticHippieQueenposted 6 years ago

    Yes, everything that they all said below is pretty much true.  There is an actual science in detecting people telling lies, and it's very interesting.  Body language is huge, and very specific.  Limited eye contact, and even how they lie is key.  I can't write it all here, but there are many ways to tell.

  10. jessicaaleigh profile image58
    jessicaaleighposted 6 years ago

    I can defnitely tell, at least with most people. Their whole attitude and persona changes. I knew a guy once that claimed that he was "the best liar" (not really something I would brag about to begin with), but he actually was terrible. I could tell everytime he said something that was even the tiniest bit off.  I think people's eyes are KEY. Always a give away

  11. seicheprey profile image60
    seichepreyposted 6 years ago

    I can only tell when my oldest son is lying to me.  That's because his neck and ears go beet red.smile

  12. Mr. Happy profile image83
    Mr. Happyposted 6 years ago

    "I can tell snakes from a cold hand-shake." Vinnie Paz, Jedi Mind Tricks