How can you tell a person who is lying?

@Fulltank (2896)
Philippines
December 22, 2009 10:19pm CST
I think I can tell with my close friends, some reasons would include (a) the eye contact seems lesser or doesn't made one at all, (b) too detail in explaining the topic or sometimes change the topic right away, (c) more defensive if questions are ask, (d) movements of the body, how the person reacted with the topic, (d) can't even remember what was said a while ago, and (e) the stories created seems does not make any sense. How about you, can you tell if your friends are telling lies?
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12 responses
• United States
24 Dec 09
Hey I think when you really look in their eyes or if they give you some kind of expression. Sometimes if they don't look in your eyes or just turning their head is also a sign.
• Philippines
24 Dec 09
hello fulltank,your absolutely right!..
24 Dec 09
I certainly agree with this one. A lot of liers do these stuffs as you can see. :-)
@sid556 (31006)
• United States
24 Dec 09
All of the things that you listed are good signs but it could also be that the person is simply nervous under scrutiny. One thing that has always worked sure-fire for me is the eyes. Take note of the pupils before asking a question. This takes into consideration the light and all. Then watch the pupils while the person talks. If they shrink....lying. If they stay the same or grow larger...telling the truth. The eyes really don't lie.
@lilgold (89)
• United States
24 Dec 09
Look at the way they tell you whatever you are asking, soon you'll catch on to their little lying trick
@kashers (649)
• Jamaica
24 Dec 09
liars have studied the art of lying well ,so eye contact for some they have mastered that tone body language everthing they have mastered that,so just because of deep spiritual training i no longer look for eye contact tone nor body language with some liars or even all of them ,i have realized an inner power that i have to knwo when some one is lying,whether by phone, mail,direct,when ever the story starts if my imagination cannot see the picture of what the person is talking about,then i know its a lie cause when its truth it connects and the picture starts unfolding in my imagination,and i can feel the nature of this story,so thats how it works for me the story as to connect with my imagination for me to see clearly,what u r talking about,can't see it,it ain't real
• Hong Kong
24 Dec 09
sometime i will
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
23 Dec 09
hello fulltank, i think with people that are close to me and i know for years, i can find it easier if they are lying...just like what have stated, body language and eye contacts ill do a lot, and also there's a difference in their voice tone and sometimes they even pretend to be angry...haha or they gets irritated when you ask sets of questions...plus their answers are inconsistent! and there's uneasiness in their movements/actions... and we just feel it...coz we know them! and sometimes, they become kinder...haha good day!
@cobradene (1171)
• India
23 Dec 09
You tell through numerous ways. Especially, from their eyes and voice. The tone varies and also there seems to be a lack of conviction in their words and general common sense if you look into the deeper meaning of what are talking. Sometimes, you can even make out through letter and e-mails if a person is lying or not. I could make out many times from my girlfriend's e-mails that she's been lying to me. The flow of words, and sequence, and also a subtle energy that follows with the words, everything says it all... You can catch from the energy of the words of the person, who is talking that if he/she is lying or not. Especially, from their aura, it's pretty easy to know.
• United States
23 Dec 09
Seems to me you have the reasons down pack. I know i have one for a friend. She can't keep any story straight. She has a different story each time she tells you it.
@PastorP (1174)
• United States
23 Dec 09
I think not making or keeping eye contact is the big one. Item "d" could be from something else. One that I might add is changing words in repeated explanations. Also, a vague or indirect answer. Example: Did anyone call while I was gone. Answer: No one for you. Makes you wonder sometimes.
• United States
23 Dec 09
I think people are lying when they will not look you in the eyes when your talking to them.