8 Simple Steps To Spot A LIAR

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Chronic liars tend to disrupt the fundamentals of honesty and integrity. They break people’s trust and somehow manage to get away by constructing more lies. How to spot a liar?

To a liar, the most dangerous individual is the person who catches lies but doesn’t say anything about it. Then the liar isn’t sure which lies are compromised.
– Jesse Ball

Lies do pave out easier ways to achieve ends, and it is this convenience that has made them the most common manipulative tactic used.  People will always get away with lying, but if you know how to read the signs, most lies are pretty easy to spot.

Here are a few techniques to determine if someone is telling the truth or not:

For the lie spotter who knows how to listen well, the random words, sounds, and phrases in a person’s speech are never as random as they seem. They offer a clear sightline into the liar’s psyche. – Pamela Meyer

8 Simple Steps To Spot A Liar

1. Ask General Questions

Before getting on board with the identification process, you should first get a fair idea of how they respond when telling the truth. For that, you need to ask questions which has the least possible chances of getting false answers. Ask them about the weather, their favorite travel destinations, their favorite dishes, movies, artists, etc.

Basically, any question that doesn’t pose a threat to their integrity. What you have to do here, is maintain a casual approach and notice the subtle expressions they tend to give off when comfortable. In this way, you’ll get a baseline against which you’ll be able to measure the fluctuations that occur when they communicate blatant lies.

2. A Slight Heat Up

Steer your question-answer session in the lie detection domain. They will get uncomfortable the moment they step in. Here, you have to inquire about things they’re most likely to lie about. You’ll find slight deviations from the baseline you gathered from the previous step. Measuring these changes will help you determine the level of false information they’re trying to convey in that particular conversation.

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3. Observe The Shifts In Their Body Language

Liars subconsciously exhibit subtle shifts in their body language when conveying a lie. The more carefully you observe the changes, the better you’ll be able to determine the depth of the lie. You’ll find them curling up a bit. Or maybe crossing their arms and legs.

Basically, they’ll give off gestures indicating their attempt to hide or conceal themselves. These are clear signs of reluctance a liar unknowingly radiates when engaged in such conversations.

8 Simple Steps To Spot A LIAR

4. Look Out For Facial Expressions

A liar’s facial expressions are one of the major signs of emotional instability. Different parts of the face get distorted according to the nature of the lie. It might be the eyes, the nose or cheeks. You have to engage them in conversations and at the same time keep noticing these changes.

You must be highly focused in-order to not miss out on even the slightest alterations. One thing you should always bear in mind, is that you should never let them realize that you’re examining them. Else they’ll make the process all the more difficult by manipulating the behavioral patterns you’re tracing.

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5. Be All Ears To The Tonal Shifts

Vocal chords respond to neural signals that are generated when someone is lying. This results in changes in voice tone and cadence.

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Ethan Ray

Hi! Ethan here. Someone passionate about human psychology and how it responds to the world around them. Into philosophies of Freud, Jung, Emerson, Thoreau, etc. Encourage positive thinking, humanitarian acts. Love football, long-boarding. Indulge in films, music and liberal arts.View Author posts