Top Ten Ways to Know If Somebody Is Lying


The Top Ten

1 They Don't Make Eye Contact

I believe that eyes can lie. To me the greatest lie is when people try to avoid their own truth and they focus on their distrust to other people, omitting their own lies. That's rather unfair and upsets me. I like clarity. Eyes are deceitful. Certain things that one person does or does not makes him/her a liar or not...

Definitely agree with this. You can tell a lot from a person's eyes and their contact with yours. I've found out a lot of information by a person's eyes. It's useful in my job. - Britgirl

Well, I don't make eye contacts because I lie, but because making eye contacts somehow makes me embarrassed... - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

You can't see my eyes, anonymous but there is no mistrust in me of you in them. . . - Britgirl

2 They Say No Then Yes

I'm really bad at lying and this yes no thing gives me away. - Kiteretsunu

3 They Pause Before Answering a Question

They might be panicking, or trying to come up with a lie. - MusicGirl

4 They Put Their Hands Behind Their Back
5 They Start Fidgeting
6 They Tell You Things That Make No Sense
7 They Start to Sweat
8 They Put Their Hand Behind Their Neck
9 They Touch Their Nose or Cover Their Mouth

People tend to touch the nose more when lying and a great deal less when telling the truth. This is perhaps due to a rush of adrenaline to the capillaries in the nose, causing the nose to itch.

10 They Move the Suspicion Away From Themselves

Bill, did you do (insert accusation here)?

It could have been John because (insert reason here).


The Contenders

11 They Cry
12 They Are Desperate to Go Home
13 They Talk in a High-pitched Voice
14 They Smile
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