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How to detect lies

Remember how Pinocchio's nose got longer and bigger every time he told a lie? Well, that might not be the case nowadays, but there are visible physical signs that tell when a person is lying.

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Body expression is very significant when it comes to being able to determine when someone is lying or not. The police use it to interrogate suspects and machines are even employed to check if someone is telling the truth or a lie.

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It might take a while to get used to identifying the telltale signs of lying, but you will get there. First, you have to check if the person is lying by looking deeper into expressions. There might be micro-expressions or flashes of an expression that go away in a second.

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It might take a while to get used to identifying the telltale signs of lying, but you will get there. First, you have to check if the person is lying by looking deeper into expressions. There might be micro-expressions or flashes of an expression that go away in a second.

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These expressions are usually indications of distress. If you look hard at the person's expression you will see the raw feelings or the real emotions, but only for a brief moment.

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The eyes will be drawn together and eyebrows are usually knitted. There will also be some form of fidgeting such as twisting/linking fingers or hands.

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People who are hiding something will often touch the nose or cover the mouth. The scientific explanation behind this is that there is a rush of adrenaline to the the nose capillaries when you are lying making it itch.

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People who are hiding something will often touch the nose or cover the mouth. The scientific explanation behind this is that there is a rush of adrenaline to the the nose capillaries when you are lying making it itch.

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Also, the eyes tell it all. A person who is lying will not be able to look at you straight in the eyes and will be evasive.

However, avoiding a person's gaze is not necessarily seen as lying. People are known to break eye contact and look at something else to help them focus and remember things. They might even close their eyes in an effort to relax and remember.

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In fact, liars also stare directly and increase eye contact dispelling the myth that a person is not telling the truth if he/she cannot hold a gaze.

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Other indicators that you might use when checking if a person is lying or not is to read body language. Check for signs of sweating, trembling or blushing.

Another tip is to check the breathing level of the other person. Liars breath faster and their mouths turn dry because they are under stress.

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Other indicators that you might use when checking if a person is lying or not is to read body language. Check for signs of sweating, trembling or blushing.

Another tip is to check the breathing level of the other person. Liars breath faster and their mouths turn dry because they are under stress.

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