How to tell when someone is lying

Frank HeckersFrank Heckers
Pinocchio had it rough -- a telescoping nose is hard to hide. But human liars give off telltale signs, too.

  • Watch the eyes. A liar's eyes may dart, dilate, rise, or refuse to make contact.
  • Throat clearing, foot tapping, and raised shoulders are also cause for suspicion.
  • Large people often pull in the chest and shoulder areas when they're lying.
  • Whatever the revealing gesture, people tend to do it at the very moment they are fibbing. Watch what a person does when you know she's telling the truth to identify unusual behavior when she's not.

Written by Kyle Spencer

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