5 Phrases People Tend to Use When They’re Lying

Misty Renee Posted 5 months ago
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Which one of these "lying phrases" have you been told?

It’s not always easy to distinguish between when someone is lying to you and when they’re being completely truthful. Especially when the person standing in front is someone you hold very close to your heart, someone you’ve always trusted, and someone you don’t want to have second thoughts about. So you accept what they have to say without scrutinizing things any further even in the situations where you have your doubts, where you’re not completely sure of their story, and when you can’t help but feel uneasy at their explanations.

Even though there can never be a sure shot way of detecting someone’s lies, there still exist certain words or phrases that people tend to use when they’re lying. If you can’t stop feeling like you’re being deceived or lied to, then look out for these 5 common phrases:

  1. “How can you accuse me like this?”

One common trait of a liar is that they will always try to answer your question with a question instead of an explanation. In this way, they subtly turn the tables and place the questioner in a defensive position. As soon as you hear this question, you might start to feel the need to justify your accusation or ensure that the other person only sees this as a speculation from your side rather than an accusation. Especially in the instance where the person you’re accusing is someone you care deeply about, you hope to make sure they don’t get too offended or hurt in the process. So while you think of reasons to make them feel better about all this, the person you accused gets enough time to think of a counter argument and to feed you with a believable story to justify their point. Also read, If Your Boyfriend Is Doing These 12 Things: He’s Cheating On You.

  1. “Why would I need to do that?”

This is another example of answering your question with another question, which definitely indicates the possibility of the other person trying to deceive you or forcing you into coming up with your own conclusions for their defense. Honest and truthful people tend to deny the accusation directly by saying something like “I never did that”, followed by a coherent explanation.

When someone lies to you with such confidence, they don’t expect you to actually catch them. And as soon as you do, they are caught off-guard. Once again, they’re asking you a question only to buy more time to think of a logical explanation.  - Continue reading on the next page