Do you ever suspect that someone you are having a face to face conversation with is being untruthful? There are means you can use to tell whether or not someone is being economical with the truth.
According to Time Magazine, you can tell by checking facial expressions, tone of voice, body language and the content of the speech/words they are using.
From being vague and repeating questions before answering them, here are other ways you can tell someone is not being truthful:
Check the movement of their hands: Someone lying uses their hands to gesture after speaking instead of during or before speaking. This is according to a study by the University of Michigan in 2015 which also states that liars are more likely to gesture with their hands.
Uneasiness: Liars are more likely to fidget. They are also more likely to start itching their head, necks or hands and also play with their hair.
Sweating: If someone is being untruthful they will start sweating in their upper lip, forehead, chin and around the mouth.
High-pitched voice: When you get nervous, the muscles in your vocal cord and tighten up leading to a high pitch voice. This might lead to someone clearing their throat. Liars are also inclined to start talking loud as a way of being defensive.
Look out for specific phrases: ‘Honestly’, ‘let me tell you the truth’, are phrases that can sell out someone lying. Dishonest people are always trying to convince people of their truthfulness while chances are they are lying.