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How to Tell if Someone is Lying - Arapahoe School Shooting Hoax!

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Most people feel uncomfortable lying. Body language can show the stress of concocting a "story" and clue the listener in to a lie.

Ten Signs of Lying

Determining a person’s conversational habits during a truthful encounter is called a baseline. All of the following behaviors should be compared to the baseline. Deviations from the baseline can signal that someone is lying.

1.Looking away from the speaker or off into the distance when preparing to answer or when answering, or excessive eye blinking.

2.Avoiding eye contact. Liars often don’t look the listener in the eye. However, some cultures find looking a person directly in the eyes disrespectful, so this isn’t always accurate. It’s important to compare this to the baseline.

3.Crossing arms over the chest or stomach, or crossing legs at the knees or ankles. This is an indication the person is creating a barrier, protecting herself.

4.Rubbing the face, nose, chin, or hair. This could be as simple as running a hand through the hair, or more complex, such as playing with an earring or touching her lips with a finger.

5.Touching feet or legs, and touching arms. Often liars will adjust their clothing, fix a shoe strap, pick lint off a sleeve, straighten the crease in a pant leg. All of these are signs of discomfort.

6.Shrugging shoulders. When a person makes a statement, then shrugs her shoulders, it appears as if she is saying it’s not believable, or she doesn’t have faith in what she’s saying.

7.Shaking head “no” while orally saying “yes.” This is an obvious and unconscious motion.

8.Turning the body away from the listener. Liars will often turn sideways or to an angle so that they are not facing the listener directly. It may even seem as if they are looking for an escape route.

9.Changing voice pattern. Often when people are stressed, the pitch of their voice will rise. If the lie is premeditated, the voice may be lower, softer, or more controlled than normal.

10.Hesitating before speaking or repeating a question. These two strategies buy time to think of what to say before answering. Children will often repeat a question if they are afraid of getting into trouble by telling the truth.