7 signs that show when someone is lying to you

A majority of the people you talk to on a daily basis are big fat liars. Luckily, lies are fairly easy to spot — you just have to know the signs.

Disney's Pinnochio is the widely accepted poster child for liars the world over.

1. They change their head position quickly.

If you see someone suddenly make a head movement when you ask them a direct question, they may be lying to you about something.

2. Their breathing changes.

When someone is lying to you, they may begin to breathe heavily, Glass says. "It's a reflex action."

When their breathing changes, their shoulders will rise and their voice may get shallow.

3. They stand very still.

It's common knowledge that people fidget when they get nervous, but you should also watch out for people who are not moving at all. If you observe a rigid, catatonic stance devoid of movement, it is often a huge warning sign that something is off.

4. They repeat words or phrases.

This happens because they're trying to convince you, and themselves, of something. For example, he or she may say: "I didn't ...I didn't ..." over and over again. The repetition is also a way to buy themselves time as they attempt to gather their thoughts.

5. They touch or cover their mouth.

A telltale sign of lying is that a person will automatically put their hands over their mouth when they don't want to deal with an issue or answer a question. When adults put their hands over their lips, it means they aren't revealing everything, and they just don't want to tell the truth.

6. They instinctively cover vulnerable body parts.

This may include areas such as the throat, chest, neck, head, or abdomen.

7. They shuffle their feet.

Shuffling feet tells you that the potential liar is uncomfortable and nervous. It also shows you that he or she wants to leave the situation; they want to walk away.


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