You must have encountered a liar at least once in your life. They are everywhere, that’s a fact. We have all lied at some point in our lives. Here, we are not talking about occasional liars, but people who regularly tell lies. They have mastered the art of lying. When you’re being lied to, you won’t know. It’s annoying, infuriating, and most importantly, insulting.
You can catch liars if you have enough knowledge and noticing skills. In today’s article, I’ll share a few ways to spot a liar for sure. Some of them I’ve researched throughout the internet and have been observing for quite some time. I hope you find this post useful and entertaining.
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1. You can find ‘negativity’ in a liar’s speech attitude
When lying, liars approach their speech negatively. They’ll blame everyone else for their own incapacity and fault. According to research, they feel subconsciously guilty for their own lies.
When someone is stuck in traffic and will be late, they will genuinely admit that they will be late. A liar, however, would blame other people for being late.
2. A liar uses confusing sentences
Liars use complicated wordings and tricky sentence structures to appear truthful. By using unnecessary words and explaining too much, they make their lies seem plausible.
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 to keep them distanced from their lies. It is less likely that they will use the words: I, me, and mine.
For instance, a child broke a plate in the kitchen. He would rather make up a story about a broken plate in the kitchen than telling the truth.
4. Liars use a simple explanation
In most cases, liars explain everything in simple terms because their brains cannot 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. In addition, liars tend to avoid exclusionary words like “but,” “nor,” “except,” and “whereas” because they have difficulty handling complex thought processes.
5. Liars’ pupil dilates when lying
Look closely into the eyes of the person you suspect is lying. Lying makes us nervous, and nervousness can’t be hidden and eventually shows up in our pupil’s dilation and as an increase in heart rate.
6. A liar can’t make eye contact
You can easily notice it. When you ask a simple question, a liar will not look at you and instead look away.
7. Watch out for their body language
When lying, liars conceal their hands and shrug their shoulders. In addition, they look everywhere but at themselves when they press their lips.
8. They shower you too many compliments
You will find many nice people in this world, but you will naturally sense something strange about liars. They seem to be trying too hard to make a good impression. They will not have their own opinions and will agree with everything you say, laugh at your jokes, and shower too many compliments on you.
There you have it, the surefire ways to spot a liar. You don’t need to be a psychologist or research about it, keep these points in mind, and you’ll easily catch the liar.