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10 Ways To Know Someone Is Lying To You

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Going to school for psychology usually costs thousands of dollars and hours (if not, years) of your time, effort and energy. While most of us want to learn psychology mostly to read minds, and play detective a little better, here’s a list of things that are a dead giveaway when talking to liars.

From reading body language, looking into someone’s eyes and seeing how they speak and sound, there are several cues that are indicative of lying.

Here are 10 ways to know when someone is lying to your face.

Clue number 1: Maintaining eye contact without blinking. While most people would assume that liars would look away and blink repeatedly, studies have shown that liars will stare into your soul and maintain a blank face in order to avoid suspicion.

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Clue number 2: Mouth covering. Covering one’s mouth is a physical representation that someone doesn’t want to talk or delve into an issue. It is a subconscious maneuver to hide one of the physical representations of your thoughts (aside from vocal cords, throat, etc.)

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Don’t be fooled though, partially covering one’s mouth is usually a sign of relaxation or contemplation. Whereas, covering the whole mouth is indicative of avoiding a conversation or not wanting to speak. Put that together with a tense body and those could be strong signs that you’re dealing with a liar!

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Clue number 3: Head position. There are three different types of head positions that are predominantly employed by those who frequently lie. They are either used all at once or used throughout a conversation. The first is tilting of the head, which indicates a discomfort in the conversation.

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