How to know if someone is lying?

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  1. Rafiq23 profile image87
    Rafiq23posted 3 years ago

    How to know if someone is lying?

    How can you know that someone is lying to you? What are the signs that will tell you that the person speaking to you is lying? Can you share your experience?

  2. MDShamimSarkar profile image74
    MDShamimSarkarposted 3 years ago

    Hey !!! If you really want to know who are lying to you, this video will help you to understand who are lying to you. In this video they show some basic sign that people done during they lies.
    Check This out:

  3. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    signs: couldn't keep eyes on you, looking elsewhere
    jitterbugging, shaking legs, stuttering, keep having pause conversation...

    1. Rafiq23 profile image87
      Rafiq23posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Well explained answer. Thanks Peachy for your answer.

  4. cobrien profile image75
    cobrienposted 3 years ago

    People usually look to their left when lying.

    1. Rafiq23 profile image87
      Rafiq23posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Cobrien for your answer.

  5. janmodric profile image81
    janmodricposted 3 years ago

    If you are not totally naive, you will not find a lying person convincing. It's not about analyzing him/her, it's about they do not sound convincing *to you*.

    1. Rafiq23 profile image87
      Rafiq23posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Janmodric for your answer.

  6. Diana Lee profile image81
    Diana Leeposted 3 years ago

    I've known some very good liars in my time and about the only way to catch them in a lie is to find out the truth for yourself. I hate being lied to, but it is worse yet to have someone tell someone else that you said something you never said. Being the center of a lie is very disturbing.

    1. Rafiq23 profile image87
      Rafiq23posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting "Being the center of a lie is very disturbing." Thanks Diana for your answer.

  7. arksys profile image90
    arksysposted 3 years ago

    its true when they say the "eyes are the windows to the soul" ... this is thought to be a reason why many people cannot look directly in the eye when telling a lie. twitching of the hands and feet is also quite common.

    the liar also over compensates to cover for the lies... i.e. stating the obvious when it is not required.

    1. Rafiq23 profile image87
      Rafiq23posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Irfan for your answer.

  8. Marie Flint profile image88
    Marie Flintposted 3 years ago

    After reading the comments, I have to warn that "the signs" may not apply to a professional liar (like those trained as spies or someone so evil, that he or she is an expert at deception). In that instance, one must rely on developed sensitivity, an intuitive level; it's akin to "having one's hair ruffled." If you listen, the Soul will tell you. Such sensitivity is developed through meditation and spiritual discipline. ~~~

    1. Rafiq23 profile image87
      Rafiq23posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Marie for your answer.

  9. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    Just as in bluffing while gambling everyone has their own distinct "tell sign"  physical reaction, kind of behavior, or habit that gives (or tells) others something isn't quite right.
    Unfortunately (you have to spend time and study a person) to learn what (theirs) are.  Some people give you a (rapid answer) and change the topic immediately. others (never answer the question directly) or give a long rambling answer, some folks blow up in anger first in hopes of intimidating you and then they drop an answer on you with the belief you won't dare ask a "follow up" question.
    There are those that avoid looking you in the eye, others make you repeat the question or ask for clarification to stall in order to come up with something which may also include answering a question with a question. Some people find it hard not to smile when they lie!
    The best liars always sprinkle in bits of the truth and have mastered lying by omission. The art of lying without lying.
    They simply allow you to assume. This allows them deniability.
    "I never (said) that!"

    1. Rafiq23 profile image87
      Rafiq23posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks DashingScorpio for your detailed answer.


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