5 Ways to Tell if Someone is Lying to You

November 14, 2016

Do you hate being lied too? I think everyone does. Unfortunately it seems to happen a lot, and in all kinds of situations. Not everyone can have a lie detector test on them at all time to catch someone in the act, but you can look for signs that someone might be lying too you.  Here are 5 Ways to Tell if Someone is Lying to You.

1. Look for Facial Expressions 

The face is usually the first place that reflects a person’s true personality. When a person is happy or sad, it shows on his or her entire face. When telling lies, micro-expressions appear for a fraction of a second and reveal the person’s true character.

2. Notice Body Language

 A person who is lying usually uses his or her hands to touch their nose, pull up socks, wipe away sweat, tug on his or her clothes or rub their lips. Another thing to watch out for is that a liar does not typically sit up straight while telling the lie. He or she might feel a bit uncomfortable sitting in the same position and might even fidget or fuss for no reason.

3. Change in Voice Tone

Closely observe the voice or tone of the person you think is lying. Any changes in voice (i.e. slower or faster-than-normal speech patterns) indicate dishonesty. Stammering or stuttering may also point to a lie.

4. Proclaims Honesty Repeatedly

A liar often repeats phrases to emphasize the validity of his statements. Frequently used phrases like “to be honest”, “believe me”, and “to tell the truth” are often clear-cut indications that there is something wrong in the story. Most people don’t use these statements so often.

5. Notice the Pause 

When a liar is making up a story to cover the truth, you may notice the person taking a long pause so that he or she can create a sequence of events. This only happens when they are asked a question for which they didn’t prepare an answer beforehand. A liar usually makes up the events as he or she talks.


These are just some ways to tell if a person is lying. So if you ever feel like someone is stretching the truth or not begging honest, then look for these signs for the answer. If you want to read more about other ways to tell if someone is telling the truth or not, then you can click the Link below for more information.