How To Spot A Liar

BODY LANGUAGES BASICS
These are pointers and are not neccessarily ironclad ways of telling if someone is being less than honest with you, how ever, they will help. Developing and following your instincts will always give you an added edge.

1 NO EYE CONTACT
Unless the person has nerves of steel and absolutely no conscience, it's likely he/she will not be able to make eye contact when lying. Hence the saying, "look me in the eye".

2 CROSSED ARMS
People know that on a concious level lying is wrong and, on a subconcious, will usually cross their arms in self-defence. It's a protective instinct when spouting untruths.

3 DILATED PUPILS
Lying is no walk in the park and can be quite stressful, so you'll usually see the person's pupils dilate - a sign of stress.

4 TOUCHING
Humans touch themselves for a reassurance, particularly when telling a big fat one. watch for hands scratching the nose, rubbing the eye and touching the mouth while lying.

5 NOD/SHAKE
The subconcious is a powerful thing and can at times give someone away, much as Homer Simpson's does all the time. People can actually say "yes" and nod "no" and vice versa. It's an involuntary action of covering up what they really think.

6 MUMBLING OR CHATTERING
If someone is hard to understand, they may be trying to avoid actually lying, look out for mumbling and fast, nervous chatter, For example:

Q "Where were you?"
A "I was at hrmsomen's place".

He/she did not clearly state the answer, thereby convincing themselves that they did not technically lie.