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4 Ways to Detect Lies ( with pictures )

Did you know that in a recent poll, 91% of Americans report of lying on a regular basis? This report highlights the importance of our being able to tell when someone is lying to you through the reading of the little facial and bodily expressions. It could save you from being defrauded or falling in love with a deceitful person. It is also valuable in crime investigation as it is used by the police, the judges etc
Practicing the skill of lie detection can take some time but it could be fascinating and can save you from a lot of problems. So let us see the ways one can detect a liar.

Detecting Lies From the Face:

Step 1
Watch out for Constant Touching of Nose And Using the Hand to Cover The Mouth.
Studies have shown that people who lie normally experience a rush of adrenaline which makes them to unconsciously touch their nose from time to time. Though less frequent, people who lie without knowing it or as a habit tend to close their mouth immediately once they discovered that they have lied.

Step 2
Take Note of Your Suspected Liar's Eye Movement:
The way the eye of your suspect moves can give you a clue whether or not he or she is lying. When people remember details, their eye moves up and then goes right if they are right handed people. Left handed people move their eyes up and then to the left when trying to remember details. However, if a right handed person moves his eyes up and to the left instead of to the right, then know that he or she might be lying. This same goes for a left handed person. You should combine this sign  with other signs before concluding that someone is lying because it has been proved scientifically that eye direction cannot be a conclusive sign of lying.
Another sign of lying is constant blinking or fluttering of eyes.

Step Three:
Measure the Frequency of Eye Contact:
Most liars have leveraged on the fact that it was noted that liars do not maintain eye contact and started increasing the extent at which they maintain eye contact. Hence, anybody who locks eye with you in an unusual way as you try to question him/her is a liar. A person telling the truth will maintain eye contact to a reasonable extent and will tend to look away when someone moves.

Detecting Lies From a Person's Voice

Step 1
Examine The Person's Voice
A liar is bound to be in tension when being questioned, this will make the person to start stammering or breaking their statements in halves. It has been noticed also that most liars tend to talk faster or slower than usual.

Step 2
Look out for Unnecessary Details
Someone saying the truth will answer a question in a clear and concise way. A liar is ambiguous while answering a question so as to enable him or her escape when he or she has been caught on one side. They also try to make their answer as long as possible in a bid to make you to believe them.

Step 3
Be Aware of the Timing and Duration:
Check how the person you are suspecting of lying manages time. Normally, a person who is lying does not have a sense of duration during the time he is under the tension of questioning. Hence, he will rattle off anything by impulse to fill up a duration of silence, delay for a long time before answering, or answer immediately after you have asked the question which shows that he or she has rehearsed the answers before the questioning.
Another sign of lying can be the deliberate omission of important events that happened within a period of time. Example: "I left the room at 3:00pm and when I came back by 6:00pm, the money was gone."

Step 4
Take Note of the Suspected Liar's Reaction to Your Questions:
If the person gets easily annoyed or gets violent, then he might be lying as all these are just tactics to make up for the lie that he is telling.

Step 5
Mark the Unnatural Speech Pattern
Being particularly conscious on the way that the suspected liar uses his words can give you clues as to whether the person is truly lying or not.

Example One:
Trying to evade the subject of the question by using humour and sarcasm.
Example Two:
Avoidance of contractions like  saying " I did not do it " instead of  " I didn't do it ". This is an effort by the liar to make clear what he/she is saying.
Example Three:
Using statements like I was never to lie, frankly, to be honest ... is a sign of deception.
Example Four:
Repetition of the Similar Words that You Used in Asking the question.
Example Five:
Use of Stalling Tactics like asking for the question to be repeated or confronting the person asking the question from where he got the information.

Step 6
Be Conscious of Sentence Repetition:
Liars invent convincing statements which they think that you can easily believe. Therefore, when asked to repeat what he or she said, the person will repeat exactly what he said using the exact same words as before because he or she thinks that you can easily believe them.

Step 7
Look out Incomplete Sentences or Diversion:
Most clever liars make use of this technique to divert attention away from themselves. They achieve this by commenting on a totally unrelated subject or through the use of compliments. So beware of compliments when questioning somebody about something important to you. They mostly succeed through the use of compliments because they know that people like compliments a lot.

Detecting Lies Through the Body Language.

Step 1:
Look Out for Sweating: People tend to sweat more when they are lying than when they are saying the truth. This is the factor used by lie detector or the polygraph test to determine lies.
However, it is advisable to read this sign along with other signs before concluding that the suspect is lying. This is because it has been proved that someone can sweat as a result of other conditions like shyness or nervousness.

Step 2:
Notice The Suspected Liar's Head Movement When he Nods:
Except in rare cases, where the liar is very skilled, a liar's head moves in opposition to what he or she is saying. It is normally unconscious and most of them does not even notice that they do it. Often, they tend to delay for a while before responding through nodding.

Step 3:
Look Out For Fidgeting:
As a result of being afraid that they might be caught in their art of dishonesty, liars become nervous and will start fidgeting when questioned. They can fidget with some parts of their body like their hair or with other things like a chair or the collar of their shirt.

Step 4:
Measure the Rate of Mirroring:
Mirroring is exhibited by humans under normal conditions by taking or imitating the bodily  postures and the bodily expressions of each other when in conversation. This attribute of mirroring drops automatically when a person lies because he is trying to convince the other person of what is not real. This is more clear when the person leans away from you or fails to copy the way that your head moves.

Step 5:
Watch the Breathing of the Person:
Lying makes people to be under stress and this results to faster heart beat and consequently faster breathing.

Check The Facts by Yourself.
If it is possible to examine the whole case by yourself in order to find out the facts and the fallacies, then do it. This is even the most appropriate way of confirming whether a person is lying or not because lie detection methods mentioned above works well if you know how the suspected liar behaves under normal conditions. Sorry to say it, but your views about the person can also be biased. Therefore, anything that can confirmed should be confirmed. You might be surprised to see that your suspect is not the liar afterwards.

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