TIPS TO CATCH A LIAR
No. 1: Inconsistencies
When you want to know if someone is lying, look for inconsistencies in what they are saying,
No. 2: Ask the Unexpected
About 4% of people are accomplished liars and they can do it well,
Watch them carefully & then when they don’t expect it, ask them one question that they are not prepared to answer to trip them up.
No. 3: Gauge Against a Baseline
One of the most important indicators of dishonesty is changes in behavior, You want to pay attention to someone who is generally anxious, but now looks calm. Or, someone who is generally calm but now looks anxious.
No. 4: Look for Insincere Emotions
Most people can’t fake smile. The timing will be wrong, it will be held too long, or it will be blended with other things. Maybe it will be a combination of an angry face with a smile; you can tell because their lips are smaller and less full than in a sincere smile.
These fake emotions are a good indicator that something has gone afoul.
No. 5: Listen to your Gut Reactions
Tip No. 6: Watch for Microexpressions
A microexpression is a very brief expression, usually about a 25th of a second, that is always a concealed emotion,
So when a person is acting happy, but in actuality is really upset about something, for instance, his true emotion will be revealed in a subconscious flash of anger on his face.
No. 7: Look for Contradictions
The general rule is anything that a person does with their voice or their gesture that doesn’t fit the words they are saying can indicate a lie,
No. 8: A Sense of Unease
When someone isn’t making eye contact and that’s against how they normally act, it can mean they’re not being honest,They look away, they’re sweating, they look uneasy … anything that isn’t normal and indicates anxiety.
No. 9: Too Much Detail
When you say to someone, Oh, where were you? and they say, ‘I went to the store and I needed to get eggs and milk and sugar and I almost hit a dog so I had to go slow,’ and on and on.
Too much detail,
No. 10: Don’t Ignore the Truth
It’s more important to recognize when someone is telling the truth than telling a lie because people can look like they’re lying but be telling truth.
While it sounds confusing, finding the truth buried under a lie can sometimes help find the answer to an important question: Why is a person lying?
No. 11: Avoidance
If someone avoids a subject or a situation or even another person. It’s a good pointer to them lying.
These tips, experts agree, all help detect deception. What they don’t do is tell you why a person is lying and what the lie means.