How To Tell When Someone Is Lying
There are subtle things liars do that give them away. You just need to know how to spot them.
By Camille Lamb
ASK QUESTIONS IN REVERSE ORDER
Most liars practice their stories from beginning to end, so asking them to convey information out of sequence can trip them up. “Someone who actually had an experience will have no problem explaining, but a liar will struggle to tell a story backwards,” Woods says. So if your idiot buddy starts to tell a long story about why he was so late meeting you at the bar, interrupt him with questions rather than letting him tell the story from beginning to end.
EXAMINE BODY LANGUAGE
Hands in pockets, head pointed toward the floor, and shoulders slouched are all good indications that a person isn’t being forthcoming. “When you’re honest and feeling good about what you’re saying, your body language is typically up and forward,” she says. “If not, your body language will typically go down because you’re trying to control or keep in the information.”