Did you know that more than 80% of lies go undetected? That means people have been lying to your face all this time. Save face and avoid misunderstandings, here are some basic signs that make it easy to spot any liar.
For starters, people lie all the time. Most of these lies are petty and small–whether or not you ate that piece of candy, how old you are, or how much you weigh. The key to spotting a liar is to know the signs. Once you’re in the loop, it’s pretty easy to know if someone is telling the truth. This is how police officers, FBI agents, and even mediums know whether they’re on the right path or if a suspect is lying through their teeth.
As everyone has slightly different telltale signs, professionals start by setting a response baseline. This is achieved by asking basic and non-threatening questions that would elicit a “normal response”. This lets you know how someone behaves when telling the truth. It’s important to ask enough questions to observe a pattern.
Then, start by asking questions that you know might elicit lying, and observe subconscious cues in facial expressions, eye movement, and ways of speaking. Body language often changes when someone is lying, so you should also take that into account.
If you want to know more about spotting a liar, check out today’s infographic!