People lie very often. There is a great variety of reasons why people are dishonest. These reasons usually depend on a particular context. On the other hand, there is no person who consciously wants to hear lies. Thus, reading non verbal cues is extremely important in situations when we expect our partner to be absolutely honest, for example, on a job interview, first date, and in family life. Reading this article, you may master the art of reading the signs of body language.
How to reveal the truth basing on body language
- Determine whether a person feels comfortable in a given situation. If he/she demonstrates positive body language such as moving closer, maintaining long-lasting eye contact and smiling, the person is honest with you. On the other hand, if the person crosses arms and legs, moves away or looks aside, he/she is trying to hide the truth.
- Pay attention to the way a person smiles to you. If he/she is giving you a sincere smile that pushes up the chicks and causes wrinkles around the eyes, the person is telling the truth. On the other hand, if you suspect a fake smile, do not trust your interlocutor.
- You may spot a liar by observing whether a person has tense shoulders and maintains eye contact for an unusually long period of time. When your companion is lying, he/she tends to overcompensate it by trying to remain still and look in the eyes for an extended period of time. On the other hand, if the person is sincere, he/she moves naturally and does not hold eye contact for too long.
- It is also important to pay attention to the behavior in context. For instance, liars usually provide more details in their stories, tend to accuse other people, if they are being suspected, and reply with a question trying to win some time for creating another lie. If you notice these signs, correlate them with other attributes of liars to be able to detect dishonesty.
Realize the importance of body language and do not let anyone to feed you a load of crap. Following the tips given in this article and learn how to detect dishonesty.