There’s just no way around it. Liars are the absolute worst and they should be shamed for their dirty deeds. No one is safe from liars and they can strike from absolutely anywhere. It could be your boyfriend, your high school best friend, your work colleague, or your sister. The most practiced liars are incredibly skilled in what they do and how they do it. They are absolute masters in the ancient art of deception and many have fallen victim to their mischievous advances.
Luckily enough, there are ways to lure them out into the open and catch them in the middle of their lie. Then, there will be no escape for them anymore. Here are simple tricks that you could do to trap a liar:
1. Ask Surprising Questions
Catch them off guard by asking questions about their alibi that they could never expect. A skilled and practiced liar will most likely have rehearsed an alibi to get out of trouble. When you throw a curve ball and ask them a question that they didn’t get a chance to prepare for, then it would be easier for you to tell whether they’re lying or not. Be creative with your questions and try your best to really catch him off guard.
2. Look at their Eyes
As the clich goes, a person’s eyes are windows to the soul. Eyes can be very telling especially if you know how to read them properly. Are they making a concerted effort to make eye contact? Then they’re probably lying and want you to believe that they’re not. They might also be blinking excessively. That’s another symptom of when someone is engaged in a blatant lie. – Continue reading on the next page
3. Find Inconsistencies in their Story
You’ll need a sharp mind for this and you’ll really need to listen to whatever they have to say. When they’re explaining their alibi, you’re going to have to try and see if they’re making any logical lapses in their story. Remember, if they’re telling the truth, then everything should add up perfectly. If there are just some things that don’t add up, then watch out, you’re probably in the presence of a serial liar.
4. Trust Your Instincts
Call it instincts. Call it intuition. Call it trusting your gut. A smart person can always determine when there’s something wrong with the situation. It’s your subconscious working its wonders and finding ways to inform you of any clues it may be picking up. While it would be nice to always see the good in people and give them the benefit of the doubt, you also have to keep yourself guarded. Protect yourself from future pain by not being a victim of constant lying.
5. Look if They’re Placing Objects in Between You
This is a very subtle detail that you should be taking note of. A liar will always feel vulnerable and make an effort to be guarded when they’re engaged in a lie. When they’re explaining an alibi, see if they’re placing any objects in between the both of you. Girls might low-key hold their handbags in front of them, boys might try to distance themselves from you. Be on the lookout for any of these telling signals.
6. See if They’re Being Defensive
Irritability. Defensiveness. Anger. Anxiousness. These are all basic tell-tale signs of a liar. A person who tells the truth is always at peace with himself and will never be irritable when questions are asked about his doings. If they’re being defensive and are showing signs of irritability, pressure them harder until they crack and finally give in.В – Continue reading on the next page
An experienced serial liar will have practiced their stories and alibis before explaining to you. This may turn out bad for them on the long run because it becomes incredibly suspicious when their stories just seem to bear so much unnecessary details. They’re explaining a story, not writing a novel. Right?
8. Analyze their Speech Patterns
Another very telling sign of when someone is currently engaged in a lie is in the way that they’re talking. If they’re being articulate and calm in the delivery of an alibi, then it’s safe to assume that they’re probably telling the truth. But when you find them constantly struggling to finish sentences without stuttering and hesitating, then you should be wary. Another sign of lying is when they start to use a lot of uhm like fillers. That means they’re not entirely sure of what they’re saying and you should catch them in that lie immediately.
9. Don’t Let Them Change the Subject
They will immediately want to change the subject when you start pressuring them. They will get nervous and extremely anxious. Don’t let them off the hook so easily. Keep on pushing the buttons and don’t allow them to transition the conversation towards safety. They’re lying and they need to be called out on it.
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