Examine Hand Gestures And Smiles To Detect Lying

Some people are better liars than others. The next time you want to gauge whether someone’s pulling your leg, try searching for clues based on their hand gestures and smile.

The following suggestions are not hard-and-fast rules, but more potential tip-offs that someone may be fibbing.

At how-to and advice site Howcast, they offer some guidelines. Liars tend to excessively touch their faces and engage in nervous ticks like scratching their noses when speaking, more so than the average honest Abe. Liars also tend to smile half-heartedly, doing so with just their mouths rather than giving the warm and full-face smiles that accompany honest statements and real emotions.

Watch the above video for the other lie detecting methods, then check out our previous post for phrases that may tip you off to a lie.

How to Detect a Lie [Howcast]


  • Another good way to catch a liar is to accuse them of a bigger crime and they will admit to the lesser one and confess.
    Q. “Did you drink all my entire bottle of vodka?”
    A. “No, I just took one glass.”

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