The seven ways to sniff out if your partner is true to you

October 10th, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): Not sure if your partner is true to you? Well, then here are a few signs that may help sniff out whether he/she is lying or not.

Here are seven ways to identify a liar, reports FoxNews.

1. Consider the persons recall: Liars never forget what they have to say but they may stumble when telling a tale by making contradicting statements. Theyre also eager to change the subject.

2. Observe the persons overall body language: Liars can look ill at ease, fiddling with their hair, stroking their throat, or rubbing their eyes. With their body often turned away from you, you may notice hand or leg fidgeting. Liars also have trouble swallowing and may shake their heads after a point has been made. When the subject finally gets changed, they appear happier and more comfortable, maybe laughing nervously.

3. Take notice of any defensiveness: Liars will often take offence to any indication that theyre under suspicion. Theyre likely to throw any accusations you throw at them back at you. They will also talk too much, feeling the need to over-explain themselves.

4. Home in on facial expressions: Liars fail to control their micro-expressions. While fibbing, you may notice nervous twitching. Their hand may be covering or touching their face. People also tend to touch the mouth when feeling guilty or anxious. Theyre particularly good with fake smiles.

5. Dont overlook the Pinocchio reaction: When a human tells a lie, extra blood gets pumped through the body and the nose swells by a fraction of millimeter. Liars may subsequently touch the tip of their nose unconsciously.

6. Concentrate on the eyes: A liar has a troubled brow and downcast or darting eyes. They have trouble directly engaging your gaze. They also give you eye-accessing clues. If the person is telling you the truth, hell look up and to the left since thats the side of the brain we use for recalling information. If shes lying, shell look up and to the right, which is the creative side of the brain, because shes mentally constructing something that hasnt happened.

7. Note the persons voice: The higher the stakes are, the more the liar has a fear of getting caught. With this, the liar has a harder time controlling his body language or her voice. The pitch or rate of the speech may change, with the individual giving a lot of umms and ahhs. Often, a liar will appear stilted and monotone. Answers may seem rehearsed. (ANI)

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