There is no sure way to tell when people are lying. Some people seem like they are lying when they are telling the truth and some people are very good liars and don't show any signs. Different people have different habits.
some are really good at it,they can hold it...but if they start to break into a little laugh ou know there is something wrong....Also another one is there eyes...they may look serious but if they are looking left or right when saying the statment...you do not realize it when you say it but you do. Example: Let's say your child asks you for a cookie, and you ask: "Well, what did your mother say?" As they reply "Mom said... yes.", they look to the left. This would indicate a made up answer as their eyes are showing a "constructed image or sound. Looking to the right would indicated a "remembered" voice or image, and thus would be telling the truth.
using these answers, u will mislabel people a LOT, unfairly. People look to one side ( like one side of the brain) when thinking about it or something related, or re-imaging/remembering. Better to either know the person, or look for tripping up, inconsistnecies. Don't assume lying otherwise.
Aside from a gut feeling, if the immediate response is an angry denial, or rally of accusations, to quickly changing the subject, I've found that person is often hiding something. Maybe not blatantly lying, but definitely not forthcoming or truthful. I've had people look me square in the eyes, and tell me something I knew was a lie - so it is entirely a case-by-case of reading personalities. Body language is often a big tell (turning away from facing you, or sudden changes in composure and emotion). For myself, I turn beet-red and get flustered when I am hiding something, so I am an easy mark. That said, I do not play poker; people know immediately when I have a good or bad hand.
sometimes (like me) people will get very angry and start yelling if you accuse them of something that they did, but don't want anybody to find out about it... otherwise you could like, get one of those lie detector things on a watch and yeah, do something with that... I'm not sure about that last part, but the beginning is true!
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you can definitely figure out if someone lying to you. Everyone's hand shakes a little when you stick it out in front of you and try to stay still. watch the difference between how much the hand shakes when the person lies. after normal steady talking with the hand stuck out, you can spot a great shake of the hand for a quick couple seconds to know that the persons hand is not steadily holding up throughout the conversation
They do not look you in the eye's they will blink at a very fast rate you may see one tiny drop of sweat on there for head IF ITS BIG you may also see them moving there fingers a lot but a good liar will never do these things. Although the blinking is something you always can't control so look for that. They also may become quite defensive.
Look at the movement of the eyes. If they are telling the truth, they will have to have to move their eyes in a pattern that allows them to access information from that part of the brain that hold the information that is under discussion. However, if they're inventing the info (lying) their eyes will necessarily have to be in another position/movement pattern that gives them access to that part of the brain which allows a person to invent or create.
They look away from your eyes, some people sound nervous ( shaky voice), they cross their arms on their chest, they might put something between you and them (a coffee mug, a pillow, plushie, candle,etc), they might start moving alot (cleaning, cooking, looking at their feet, scratching, moving their legs when they sit, nervous habitudes,etc), the information/answers that they give to your questions are way too precise and they seem to have this urge to go away.
You can tell when someone is lying if he/she shifts his/her feet, doesn't make eye contact, hides his/her hands behind his/her back, has an unusual tone of voice (high-pitched), and if he/she moves around a lot while talking to you. I hope this helps!
Every one here has good signs but the one I depend on the most is my gut. Try training yourself to have that gut feeling when you know you are right but everyone else is saying other wise. Then see if anyone can lie in your face and get away with it.
There's bad liars, good liars, and great liars. A bad liar will sometimes have a nervous tic Such as play with their hands or stammer or sweat. Most of the time, they will be better than that and they will just look down or to one side(usually to the left). A good liar will probably over-compensate for this. They will be very conscientious about their movements and will maintain constant eye contact. It will seem somewhat odd that they are THAT focused on the questioning though. Look for out of character mannerisms when questioning. A great liar, well... Good luck. :)
If they won't look at you-if they are fidgety-if they take a while to answer-if they say um a lot-if they seem to want to leave a lot- and if they seem scared to talk about anything close to the subject they are talking about. Hope I helped! ;)