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Are You Being Lied to? Here’s How to Detect a Lie

Do you have reason to believe that someone is lying to you? Nobody has the superpower that allows them to know others thoughts, so this can be tricky. Nonetheless, if you are certain that the individual has reasons to hold back on what is true, there are some ways you can employ to find out the truth. Here are some methods to tell whether someone is trying to pull a Pinocchio on you.

Inconsistency is Something to Look for
There is a single version of what is true. When someone narrates a story of what happened, they need to have a consistent version every time they tell it. However, this is how many untruthful folks are caught. Your work is to catch any inconsistency in their story. This technique is excellent when you have a recording or a written statement. Hence there will be no way to refute the lie.

They May Bite Their Lips or Cover their Mouth
This is also a nice method of identifying a lie. Many experts use this method to know if the subject is being dishonest. Sometimes one may use their hand to cover their mouth while they talk. Biting the lip is also common while telling lies. This may be a subconscious tactic to conceal the truth.

They Repeat Your Questions
You can also tell when you are being lied to by monitoring the response to questions. Take your time to stud how your subject responds to the questions you ask. Sometimes when someone is telling a lie, they will repeat the question you just asked them often. This is because thinking fast can be hard. Most of the time people will need to buy time and this helps do just that.

Forgetting What they Initially Said
This is another classic method you can use to know you are being lied to. It is close to the first point. Nevertheless, they are different. Unlike the initial point where one may add new contradictory information; here, one fails to recall what they said to begin with. This is clearly a sign that you are being lied to.

Look at the Gestures and Hand Movements
For many years people have believed that detecting certain eye movements could lead to knowing a lie; however there are better methods of knowing this. People make a variety of gestures especially with the hands and they say a lot. Most of the time a person who is lying will have animated hand motion and in many cases inappropriate emotions on their face.

Sure, it may be tasking to figure out the truth; nonetheless, the above techniques will allow you to at least get close to learning what is true.

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