Do you have a teenager who you think is experimenting with drugs or alcohol, and you wish you could know if they were telling the truth? How about a spouse who you think is cheating but won't confess? In situations like these, most people wish there was a telltale way they could determine if they were being lied to.
Communications Expert Janine Driver has been studying human communication methods and can detect a lie based on body language alone. She shares her knowledge with "Anderson" viewers, so you too can help pick up on subtle hints when you're being lied to.
The average person blinks between 4 to 12 times in one minute. If you notice someone blinking more rapidly in a short span of time, it's a telltale sign that they're being dishonest.
This shows uncertainty. Pay close attention, because it may not be your typical shoulder shrug, but instead a "micromovement," or a very subtle movement of the shoulder, which Janine says still counts. When someone shrugs their shoulder, Janine says that it literally cancels out the statement that they have just said.
Janine says people go into "fight or flight" mode, and heavy breathing is there way of stalling while they determine how to make the next move. Seeing heavy breathing means that you're either about to get a confession, or else you've hit a target with a topic where the whole story is not being told.
When you leak an emotion of sadness during a conversation where you are being honest, it is a hot spot, meaning that there has been an increase in stress and anxiety, and the likelihood that someone is lying has drastically risen.
Janine says that babies stick their tongues out at things that they don't like. As an adult, tongue protrusions are another hot spot that show stress, anxiety and frustration.