Most people have the tendency to lie. It can inflict pain on the people who are deprived of the truth and to the liar itself. According to studies, dishonest people feel guilt and it may result to restlessness and stress. However, there are means to determine if a person’s lying. Besides investigation, and critical analysis of details, you can identify if a person’s lying through his body language. Below are effective tips to help you tell if a person’s lying to you.
- Observed crossed legs and folded arms. These are self-protective postures. These positions reflect a need to make some kind of physical hindrance between the liar and the person confronting him. Also, observe if the person hides himself in an object to distract the eye contact of the person confronting him.
- Observe if the presupposed liar’s body is pointing away from you. Experts tell us that it’s a subconscious method to hide one’s dishonesty.
- Determine false indicators that a person is making lies. It’s true that we cannot be certain that a person is really lying through indicators. We might be wrong and could hurt a person, thus making the problem more complicated.
Other false indicators that some people sync with lying are Adam’s apple movement, blinking, defensive gestures, excessive sweating, increased eye contact, hand shrugs, head movements, vocal pitch boost, longer response time, postural shifts, pupil dilation, self-touching, unusual smiles, speech hesitations, and unusual gestures.
You might be deceived of these false indicators. The best thing that you can do to determine if a person is making lies is by talking to him. It’s not necessary to be frank instantaneously. But, make a way to determine the truth. Remember that body languages only serve as guide; they don’t tell the truth. If a person close to you is assumed lying, then try your best to help the person become honest, because he is also suffering with the guilt of lying.