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How to Spot a Liar

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How To Spot A Liar

We have all met people who were dishonest and who lay to us.

It may be a friend, a family member or an employee.

Everybody lies.

That's what Dr. House says - and it's true.

Like most people, I also lie, especially if I know the truth might hart somebody or bring about conflict.

Have you ever met people who lied to you?

Have you ever wished that you could tell when someone is not being completely honest with you?

As for me I would like to have such a gift to detect lies.

So today I decided to show you few tips with the help of which you will be able to spot a liar on your own.

To make successful use of these indicators, it helps to know the suspect's

'normal' body language and reactions to different situations.

Movements - Expressions will be stiff.

Liars will use fewer hand movements and take up less space.

All physical actions will generally take up less space than usual.

Face touch - Liars will touch the area around their lower face, i.e. scratching the nose, touching the lips or chin.

This is an instinct from birth, much like when a child covers his own mouth after a lie,

only it has developed through age into less obvious actions.

Eye movement - The eyes of dishonest people will tend to move around a lot to avoid meeting your gaze.

However, staring at your eyes for prolonged periods is also an indicator of a lie.

This is often because liars have learned that their eye movements are a giveaway and they are trying to control them.

Pupils - Pupils will dilate when a lie is told; this is due to the adrenalin being pumped into the body.

This factor will also depend on the severity of the lie.

Small white lies may not dilate the pupils.

Stance - Liars often feel uncomfortable standing directly in front of an accuser and may avoid standing with their shoulders squared to yours.

Expressions - Expressions are limited to the mouth, e.g. if a liar fakes a smile,

he will only use selected muscles whereas a natural smile utilizes muscles over

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