It takes a special kind of gift for a person to lie. But it takes an even more special kind of talent to lie convincingly. There are some individuals who just have a knack for being dishonest. They are people who are just so good at deceiving others with their ambiguity and misdirection. Lies are just so commonplace these days in a very dishonest world. Even people who aren’t really good at lying; or those who think that lying is bad are going to be guilty of committing the occasional fib every once in a while. It’s part of human nature; the need for self-preservation.
But just because a person is so good at lying doesn’t mean that you aren’t going to be able to spot them out. You just need to know what you have to be looking for. The signs are there for all to see. And if you make yourself aware of these signs, then it is highly unlikely that these liars are going to be able to make a fool out of you. You aren’t going to be victimized by anyone else’s fibs and concoctions. All of the information that is going to be listed on here has already been backed up by leading scientists and researchers in the field. Human behavior is something that has been studied since the earliest days of structured thought.
You just have to be able to figure out certain patterns in human behavior to determine whether that person is likely to be a liar or not. So, if you’re tired of being made a fool of and you want to stay ahead of the pack, then this article is going to be perfect for you. Arm yourself against the many liars of the world by reading this piece in its entirety. Here are 4 scientific ways for you to identify a liar.
1. Liars will tend to divert attention and focus away from themselves in a conversation.
Of course, there is going to be a lot of heat on a liar when placed on the hot seat. There’s a lot of pressure when it comes to lying; and a liar is going to want to relieve that pressure by shifting the focus and attention away from them in a conversation. For instance, in order to get out of having to explain a lie further and further, a liar will tend to change the topic so as to divert the discussion. This is a common tactic.
Say the lie and then change the topic so that you don’t have to expound on that lie. The less attention people will give to a lie, then the less likely that they are going to find out about the untruthfulness of it.
2. Liars will tend to talk negatively about a situation they are lying about.
When a liar is going to start explaining a situation or a scenario that they are lying about, they will tend to veer towards more negative tones even when there’s no need to. They will have a tendency to use negative language and descriptors when explaining these scenarios. And there’s a very simple explanation for why that is so. Liars tend to still feel guilt for lying; and that guilt is going to put them into very negative moods as they are committing these wrongdoings.
That guilt is going to compel them to use negative language even when they don’t necessarily realize it. So be wary of people who tend to use a lot of negative descriptors when they’re talking to you about something.
3. Liars will keep their stories overly simple and straight-to-the-point.
Liars will want to say as little as possible so as to make sure that they don’t stumble in their words. They will not want to say anything that might end up contradicting what they might have said previously. They won’t want to get tangled up in their own web of lies. And they know that the best way to not get caught in their own lies, they are going to have to say as little as possible. They won’t want to erringly say something that might give them away. The general rule is: the less you say, the less ammo you give other people to find out that you’re actually lying.
4. Liars will add a lot of unnecessary details to their narratives and alibis.
And on the other side of the spectrum, instead of saying as little as possible, liars might also take the opposite route; they will try to overcompensate by sharing so many details about what they’re lying about. You can be very suspicious when someone is just sharing way too many details that are just plainly irrelevant to a story. They do this to make it seem like it really happened; but it all just sounds rehearsed and unnatural.