10 Obvious Signs You’re Being Lied To


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Obvious Signs Being Lied To

Deception is a sign of things that things may not be right in your relationship. Liars have a tendency to dupe their most trusted ones without even batting an eyelid. The master of deception can conceal the truth effectively but as a smart individual you can look out for a few obvious signs you are being lied to.

“People trust their eyes above all else – but most people see what they wish to see, or what they believe they should see; not what is really there” ― Zoë Marriott

So, how to know if someone is lying to you? Read on to know more about the signs someone is lying to you and is doing their best to deceive you.

Related: Habitual Liars And Their Agendas

10 Obvious Signs You Are Being Lied To

1. Not maintaining repeated eye contact.

Avoiding eye contact makes a person a liar. The lack of eye contact would mean that the person you are connecting with is hiding something from you. If you hold the person’s gaze, but they are not, then the person is actually lying and is not trustworthy at all.

2. The way a person blinks.

One of the major signs you are being lied to is the rate of blinking. Very quick and very slow blinking will indicate that the speaker is not telling the truth.

signs you are being lied to

3. Using certain words and phrases.

There is a trust bias wherein people tend to believe other people more than not believing them. Language that implores into making the other believe is often a tool to dupe the others. Words such as “I swear to God” and “Seriously” can mean that a person is actually lying to you.

4. Crossed arms over chest.

Chances are you are being lied to when a person speaks to you while crossing their arms over their chest. The body language often indicates that a person is hiding surreptitiously behind the guise of crossed arms.

Related: The Science Of Lying: 9 Things You Should Know About Liars

5. When exception words are not used.

Liars often use fewer words to distinguish what they do and what they do not. These often are about “except” or “but”, “guilty” and that could be more of negative emotion than feelings of actual emotions when they lie to you.

6. The speech rate often varies.

Those who lie often speak fast or sometimes slow. This clearly indicates they are trying to deceive you and manipulate you, into believing their version of the story.

If they speak too fast, it means they are trying to confuse you, and if they speak too slow, it means they are trying to make sure that you lose interest in the conversation, and let them off the hook.

7. When they divulge too many details.

This may sound very complicated, but one of the major signs of being lied to is giving a lot of unnecessary details, including details that are not relevant to the conversation even.

8. Providing vague and ambivalent descriptions.

Giving paltry and unclear details is often an example of lies. If a person gives limited information, and that too in a very vague manner, then it indicates that they are trying to find a way to get themselves off the hook, but giving bare minimum information.

Related: How To Detect A Lie: 5 Simple Steps

9. Exuding fake smiles and laughing incessantly.

There is often an “emotional leakage” in the face of a person when he or she talks. This is one of the most reliable signs someone is lying to you. Facial expressions often reveal truths about emotions that mask a lie. A smile with a downturned corner of the mouth indicates that the smile is not real.

10. Third-party evidence.

Lies can often be read through body language and silence. You can yield significant results by investigating other, inconspicuous, and ‘harmless’ evidence to back your suspicions and get to the bottom of the truth.

Now that you know the major signs you are being lied to, you can easily call out someone’s bluff, and hold them accountable for their lies. Let us know your thoughts about this in the comments down below!

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    Could someone please why so many MAGA people have not noticed this about trump?

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