8 Surefire Ways to Spot a Liar

At least once in your life, you must have come across a liar. It’s a fact that they are everywhere. Even we had lied at one point of life. But here, we are not talking about occasional liars but people who speak nothing but lies. They have perfected the art of lying. 😛 And you’ll never know when you’re being lied to. It’s irritating and infuriating and most of all it’s insulting.

8 Surefire Ways to Spot a Liar

Liars can’t always get away with their lies and they get caught, provided you have enough knowledge and noticing skills. Today, I’m here to discuss some surefire ways to spot a liar. I’ve been observing these for long and some have been researched throughout the internet. I hope you find this post useful and fun to read.


1. You can find ‘negativity’ in a liar’s speech attitude
Liars have a negative approach to their speech when they’re lying. They’ll be blaming everybody for their own incapability and fault. Research says that they feel sub consciously guilty for their own lies.
For instance, if someone is stuck in the traffic and is late they will genuinely admit that they are going to be late. But a liar would put a blame on to other people why he is late.

2. A liar uses confusing sentences
Liars avoid simple explanation and in fact, use complex wordings and difficult sentence structure in order to appear true. They speak unnecessary words and give an excessive explanation that helps them to make their lies sound true.

3. Liars keep away from mentioning themselves
When liars twist the truth, they avoid mentioning themselves at all costs. They speak about others in a third person manner so as to keep them distanced from their lies. They are less likely to use the words: I, me and mine.
For instance, a child broke a plate in the kitchen. Instead of saying the truth, he will say that there is a broken plate in the kitchen.

4. Liars use simple explanation
In most cases, liars explain everything in simple terms because their brain is unable to think of a valid and complex lie. When approached at the given time, they aren’t able to quickly make up a true-sounding lie. Liars also tend to avoid exclusionary words like “but,” “nor,” “except,” and “whereas,” because they have difficulty with complex thought processes.

5. Liars’ pupil dilates when lying
Look closely in the eyes of that person you’re suspecting is lying. As we know that lying makes us nervous and that nervousness can’t be hidden and eventually shows up when pupils dilate and heartbeat increases.

6. A liar can’t make eye contact
It’s simple to notice. A liar will not gaze at you and instead look away when you ask them a simple question. 

7. Watch out their body language
Liars conceal their hands and shrug their shoulders when lying. They also tend to press their lips and look everywhere except yourself.

8. They shower you too many compliments
There are actually nice people out there in this world but you’ll sense something unusual in liars. They can be seen trying too hard to make a good impression. They won’t have their own opinions and will agree to everything you say, laugh at your jokes and shower too many of praises.

So, these were the surefire ways to spot a liar. You don’t need to be a psychologist or research about it, just keep these points in mind and you’ll easily catch the liar.

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