4 Foolproof Ways to Spot a Liar

However sad it might be to acknowledge it, lies are everywhere. Even if we can forgive ourselves for lying to someone, being lied to isn’t very pleasant.

New Mag researched 4 subconscious behavior patterns of liars that were determined thanks to linguistic textual analysis, and we think you should know about them. In addition, there’s a bonus method at the end of the article that works in 99% of cases.

4. Liars avoid mentioning themselves.

When liars distort the truth, they tend to avoid talking about themselves. They speak or write about others, specifically in the third person, as if putting distance between themselves and their lies.

3. A liar’s speech attitude is negative.

Liars are usually negative because they feel subconsciously guilty for their own lies.

2. A liar’s explanations are as simple as possible.

Liars normally explain everything in simple terms because their brain refuses to think of a complicated lie. Judgment or evaluation are complex things that are difficult to calculate.

1. A liar uses confusing wording.

Despite simple explanations, liars use complicated and intricate sentence structure, inserting excess words and insignificant but plausible-sounding details that help them inflate their deceit.

Bonus: Eyes don’t lie

If you can’t notice any of the above signals but are still in doubt about whether you’re being lied to, look closely into the eyes of your opponent. Lying makes us nervous, which results in an increased heartbeat and pupil dilation.