Are They Lying? Read The Body Language

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Body Language

People are known for lying and most people will tell at least one lie each day. There are ways that you can tell if someone is lying to you and a lot of this has to do with body language. When someone is being honest, they will look you in the eyes, speak a certain way and more.

Once you know how someone talks to you, you can tell if they have a shift in behavior which can mean that they are lying to you. The way that they move their bodies and the way that they change their face, or their tone of voice can tell you a lot. These are bodily communications that can give you signs if someone is being dishonest or not.

Someone that fidgets a lot or someone that acts nervous might not be telling you the truth. People that notice body language is able to know when someone is lying or not. They can use their own discernment and perceptions to be able to read and interpret what someone is saying. Body language can tell a lot about someone and if they look uneasy or they act tense, won’t look you in the eyes or more, this can tell if they aren’t telling you the truth.

What is Their Body Saying?

Notice what their body is saying to know if they are being honest with you or not!

  • Hands

People that are lying will often use their hands when they are speaking. They will do this after they speak instead of during or before they talk to you. The mind will make people behave in a certain way in their body and so even though it is normal for someone to use their hands to gesture, the time that they do this can tell a lot.

When you understand how people behave that are lying or telling the truth, you will be able to see how they move their hands and how their body reacts. Someone that is being dishonest will also often face their palms away from you. This is a sign that they aren’t telling you everything or that they are lying. Some people might even put their hands under the table or in their pockets.

  • Fidgeting

People that move back and forth or move their head side to side can mean that they aren’t being truthful.

  • Itching

Those that are dishonest might itch. This happens because their body will tingle when they aren’t speaking the truth, and this can cause them to itch and to fidget even more. Those that play with their hair might also be showing dishonesty signs.

  • The Face

Notice how someone’s face is moving and working when you speak to them.

  • Eyes

A person that is looking away when you ask them a question or moving their eyes all around might not be telling the truth. There are people that will often look away for a second when they are lying. On the other hand, those that lie might stare into your eyes and not look away. This can be another sign.

The way that people look can also mean they are being dishonest. People that study the eyes can learn a lot about someone that is being dishonest.

  • Mouth

Rolling the lips or pulling the lips in can also be a sign of lying. This is one way that people can hold back their emotions and they will often do this when they don’t want to tell the truth. If someone purse their lips, it can mean that they don’t want to talk or that they do not want to tell the truth in sensitive situations.

  • Color Change

People that lie will sometimes turn white. This could be a sign that someone isn’t telling the truth because the blood leaves their face.

  • Sweating

Someone that starts sweating in the upper lip, chin and forehead might be lying. Another sign can be that they have a dry mouth, or their eyes might blink a lot because they are exceptionally dry.

  • Voice

Pay attention to how someone’s voice changes when you are asking questions.

  • High Pitched Voice

A person that gets nervous will often have a high-pitched voice. This happens because their vocal cords can tighten. Those that have a creaking voice might also have tightened muscles and this can be a sign of dishonesty.

  • Change in Volume

People that are lying will sometimes get defensive and louder when they are talking.

  • Speech

The speech that someone gives you when you ask questions can tell you a lot about if they are honest or dishonest.

  • Saying “Honestly”

Those that repeat “honestly” a lot are often trying hard to convince you that they are telling the truth, and they might actually be lying.

  • Saying, “Uh” or “Um”

People that use the phrases “uh,” or “um” a lot might be lying. They do this when they are trying to figure out what they can say next.

  • Slipping Up

People that are trying to trick you or to lie to you might slip up when they are talking to you. This can happen when they are lying, and they are trying to change their story before you catch on.