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Catching a Potential Liar in the Act

When a person starts a conversation, and he/she is about to tell a lie, the first thing that they do and can’t help but doing it, is to twitch, a small shock that sends signals through the body that causes a sudden movement. This can range from touching the ear, nose, neck or sticking one hand in their pocket. Good liars on the other hand know this and therefore they tend to remain awkwardly still while looking straight into the other person’s eyes and eye contact is another factor that they normally misuse when they have mastered the art of lying.

A casual liar will not look the other person directly in the eyes; when about to tell a lie the brain normally makes you feel ashamed because of what is being done at that moment, so they normally act distracted by something when there is really nothing distracting them when speaking.

Better liars do things to cover the distracted feeling by moving a bit more, but in an awkward sense; Body language: when speaking the truth body language is smooth, free flowing and with passion. Sudden pauses and discomfort in body language when speaking is a sign that somewhere in the story there is a little white lie.

The award winning and very best liars are the ones that have mastered the elements that give the casual and better liars away. You should be scared of these guys, these are no ordinary but thought of lies, thinking about it several times, they trick their own brain into believing, it is the truth. They normally have low self esteem and are afraid that people won’t like them if they don’t have awesome things to say. They are so good they will make you believe that there are fish that migrates inland during winter, built nests in trees and return to the water in spring, cold water is the cause of migration of course.

Eye contact one of the important clues next to body language and tone of voice; during a normal truthful conversation eye contact happens on average every 30 seconds for about 2 seconds, than the eyes wonder of again. If however the eye contact lasts more than 3 to 4 seconds while the potential liar is speaking, please read the last sentence of the previous paragraph again.

Tone of voice, little bit more difficult to read into, especially if you don’t know the person very well, but under normal circumstances and if you know the person, spoken words don’t come out freely, thus causing the tone and pitch of the voice to change.

With that said, just by observing see how many liars you can catch. Help prevent someone you know from becoming an award winning liar and teach others how to catch a liar in the act.

1 comment

  1. matt

    This is AWESOME!!!! Thanks for the helpful post, I catch liars now.

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