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SIGNS OF LYING

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Have you ever asked yourself if the person who is talking to you is telling the truth or not? It happens for all of us when we are in doubt of other people honesty. How can we know if someone is lying or telling the truth?

Here are some red flags that you should be aware of.

 

They change their position quickly

If you a direct question from someone and the person starts moving his/her head in a strange way, then you should know that something is wrong.

"The head will be retracted or jerked back, bowed down, or cocked or tilted to the side," writes behavioral analyst and "The Body Language of Liars" author Dr. Lillian Glass. This will often happen right before the person is expected to respond to a question.

 

Their breathing changes

When people lie their breathing changes, their shoulders will rise and their voice may get shallow. "In essence, they are out of breath because of their heart rate and blood flow change. Your body experiences these types of changes when you're nervous and feeling tense — when you lie."

 

They repeat words or phrases

This happens because they're trying to convince you, and themselves, of something, she says. "They're trying to validate the lie in their mind." For example, he or she may say: "I didn't ...I didn't ..." over and over again, Glass says.

 

They may touch or cover their mouth

A telltale sign of lying is that a person will automatically put their hands over their mouth when they don't want to deal with an issue or answer a question.

When adults put their hands over their lips, it means they aren't revealing everything, and they just don't want to tell the truth," she says. "They are literally closing off communication.

 

It may become difficult for them to speak

If you ever watch the videotaped interrogation of a suspect who is guilty, you will often observe that it becomes more and more difficult for her to speak," writes Glass. This occurs because the automatic nervous system decreases salivary flow during times of stress, which of course dries out the mucous membranes of the mouth.

 

So next time you are talking with someone you will know if the person is telling you the truth or not.


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