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How to Tell When Someone Is Lying to You - What Their Eye Movement Shifting Indicates
How To Tell If Someone Is Lying
Telling if someone is lying is not as hard as you might think. When accessing certain parts of one's memory, automatic reflex's in the brain cause the eyes to look in different directions. These automatic eye movements are called Visual Accessing Cues. Below I will show you which each eye movement means and how you can use this knowledge to tell if someone is lying to you.
Up and to the Left
When someone looks up and to the left, this is the visual accessing cue for visually constructed imagery. This means someone is visualizing how something would look and it is a sure fire sign they are making it up and lying to you. If you asked someone to visualize a pink elephant dancing in circles, this is the eye movement they would make.
Up and to the Right
Looking up and to the right is the visual accessing cue for visually remembered images. If you asked someone what their father's smile looked like, this is the eye movement they'd make. Most of the time, when someone makes this eye movement, you can rest assured they are telling the truth.
To the Left
Looking to the left is the visual accessing cue for auditory constructed. If you were to ask someone how a homosexual werewolf would sound when it was growling, this is the eye movement you would see them make. It indicates they are trying to imagine in their mind how something would sound and is usually indicative the person is lying, if they make this eye movement while responding to a question.
To the Right
Shifting one's eye movements to the right is the visual accessing cue for auditory remembered. If you were to ask someone how the sound of their brother's voice sounded, this is the eye movement they'd make. When someone makes this eye movement in response to a direct question, they are normally being honest.
Down and to the Left
Looking down and to the left is the visual accessing cue for feeling and kinesthetic memories. When you ask someone out the sensation of touching velvet feels, this is the eye movement they are likely to make, and once again, it means they are most likely in fact telling the truth.
Down and To the Right
This is the final visual accessing cue and it is linked to internal dialogue. When you are talking to yourself, this is the eye movement that naturally occurs. This is also a sign of telling the truth, as it usually indicates a person sorting through their memory and walking themselves through what happened in the past.
To use the above information, simply look closely for eye shifting movements to the left or up and to the left. These are the two eye movements that strongly indicate someone is making something up or lying to you.
An additional note I'd like to point out is that left handed people's visual accessing cues are reversed. Therefore, if a left handed person looked to the right or up and to the right, that would indicate they are most likely lying.