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...

You can see the fear and the nervousey in their eyes. That's a dead give away.

Yeah most of the time they’ll look away and not pay attention to you

2 They Say No Then Yes

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

3 They Pause Before Answering a Question

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

I don't know about this one.

Yeah this one is blatant, or they don’t know whether to tell the truth or not.

Depends if it’s an unusually long pause then yes or if it’s not like them to take a little pause something gets suspicious

4 They Start Fidgeting

That's why I practice in the mirror to not fidget when I lie (jk)

They’ll do whatever it takes to bring attention away from the conversation

5 They Put Their Hands Behind Their Back
6 They Tell You Things That Make No Sense

Yeah they try to connect the dots of what happened without telling the truth but it doesn’t add up

7 They Start to Sweat

Yeah they’ll get nervous real quick

It's what I do

8 They Don't Want to Talk

If they don't want to talk about something and start getting agitated they probably have something to hide.

They will just walk away and avoid conversation then it’s a for sure lie

9 They Don't Give a Simple and Straight Answer

This makes things confusing and indicates that they have something to hide and they're trying to draw attention away.

10 They Can't Remember Details

Normally they’ll say they can’t quite remember something and then proceed to make no sense at all.

The Contenders
11 They Try to Change the Subject

Best reason right here

If they go from talking about if they stole something then just randomly change the subject out of the blue like “nice weather we’re having” yeah it’s a lie they’re trying to hide

12 They Say that They are Lying

Chances are, they won’t say that.

13 They Put Their Hand Behind Their Neck
14 They Move the Suspicion Away From Themselves

Bill, did you do (insert accusation here)?

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


15 They Cry
16 They Are Desperate to Go Home
17 They Get Red in the Face

A pure humiliation is coming they (a liars) way.

18 They Blink
19 They Look Down at Their Phones
20 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.

21 They Talk in a High-pitched Voice
22 They Smile
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