How To Spot A Liar In 8 Simple Steps

7. Alterations In Breathing Patterns

Since a liar always makes sure to not let the cats out of the bag, their nerves tend to stiffen. As a result, you’ll notice physiological changes, especially their pulse rate and breathing. While it requires direct contact to measure the pulse rate, you can easily catch the increased breathing by focusing on their perspiration. With focused and uninterrupted observation, you can easily detect these changes.

8. Overly Long Pauses

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Liars make up false information in order to conceal the truth. While expert liars are highly efficient in delivering immediate response, most of them out there take time to construct stuff in a face to face interaction. In the attempt, they’ll often pause for several seconds. You can clearly infer from this that they’re trying to make up data just so that they don’t get caught. But it is this very pause that leaves the window wide open through which you can vividly behold their mask.


Keep In Mind However,

That while it is good to employ these tools in bringing out the true face of a liar, you should be careful not to emotionally hurt them. Honesty is a sensitive trait that people are often reluctant to openly discuss. Because at some point in our lives, we all have lied. So it is suggested that you know the circumstances your subject has been through and show optimum compassion when carrying out the lie detection process.



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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.
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