8 Ways to Detect a Liar in Just Seconds

8 Ways to Detect a Liar in Just Seconds

You might be shocked to find out that more than 80 percent of lies go undetected. However, even if some people will always get away with lying, most lies are really easy to spot if you know where to look. Read on to discover when we’re being lied to, whether at home or at the poker table:

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1. Liars offer too way too many details

When someone tells you a lie, he or she has a tendency to add way too many details. As a matter of fact, liars offer up far more specifics than you actually asked for. “Liars tend to embellish in an effort to convince you the story is accurate,” says therapist and HR expert Laura MacLeod, LMSW.

She points to little details such as an exact time, design of the location, who was there with them, and how they were dressed—including persons who are not even relevant to the made up story. “If it feels like too much information is being offered, without you asking, it probably is a lie or at least a partial lie,” she adds.

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15 thoughts on “8 Ways to Detect a Liar in Just Seconds”

      1. so inept that he has accomplished more in one term in office than the previous 4 presidents before him combined-and more than biden has done in 47 years in office-

  1. Lack of eye contact and folding arms are often an indication of shyness…not always dishonesty ….eye contact can be a distraction to expressing a thought or complex conversation…one size does not fit all…

  2. A liar will raise their voice when confronted. Their eyes will look angry, they will repeat themselves over and over again. Only when they are confronted with the truth will they admit they were lying. Just ask my husband :).

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