37 Ways You Can Spot A Liar Using Body Language

By May 30, 2018 Psychology

Body language is a very important part of communicating with others. If you are trying to be serious and your body language suggests otherwise misunderstandings will arise.

While you might not think about body language often, it is a big part of how we interact with the world around us. Some of us even speak without words using our body language whether we realize it or not. Being able to understand body language is pretty essential, to be completely honest.

When we are conversing with one another we have to pay attention to not only the other person’s words but also their stance, eyes, and the way they are saying things in general. Below I am going to give you some tips on reading body language and while you may already know some of these tips it is important to remember them as best you can. They could help you in a lot of situations. How well do you understand body language?

37 Body Language Tips We Should All Know:

1. When someone feels like they have been insulted they will break eye contact even if just for a moment.

2. When we are deep in thought we tend to look upward to the right.

3. If someone is squinting they may need more explanation into what you are trying to say.

4. When someone is repulsed or feels threatened by what they are hearing or seeing they might try to block their eyes.

5. When someone lowers their head during a conversation it could mean the person lacks confidence.

6. A sincere smile lights up the eyes as well as the face.

7. Squinting could also mean someone doesn’t like what you are saying.

8. When someone tilts their head during a conversation they are showing interest.

9. A false smile does not light up the face.

10. We usually close our eyes and pinch our noses in when thinking negatively about something.

11. Our pupils dilate when we see something we like.

12. Non-aggressive gazing is a way to show interest in what is being said.

13. If someone is sitting with their legs parted they are comfortable in the place they are at.

14. Nodding is a sign of interest.

15. When someone points their finger it is a sign of assertiveness and sometimes aggression.

16. When some gazes into your eyes it can be a way to show superiority.

17. If someone bounces their leg while crossed they are most likely bored or anxious.

18. If someone is leaning outward during a conversation and moves their feet away from you chances are they are trying to get out of speaking with you.

19. When someone is thinking they will normally place their cheek on one of their hands.

20. When someone has their hands on their hips it is usually a sign of eagerness or readiness.

21. When someone rolls their eyes they are uninterested in what is being said.

22. We blink more when we are stressed.

23. Sympathetic people tend to overly tilt their heads.

24. We tend to look down and to the left when we are talking to ourselves.

25. Tight pursed lips indicate displeasure.

26. If someone keeps glancing at you they may be trying to figure out a way to come speak.

27. A wide stance while standing shows dominance.

28. If someone lifts their head and looks down their nose at you it tends to mean they feel superior to you.

29. If someone only gives you a half-smile they are most likely being sarcastic.

30. When someone tilts their head backward it could mean they are suspicious of what you are saying.

31. Crossing arms during a conversation is often seen as a blocking or defensive gesture or vulnerability.

32. People who are lying tend to change their head position quickly.

33. Covering the mouth or touching the lips while speaking is usually an indication that someone is lying.

34. Open palms are considered a way to show honesty.

35. If someone is crossing their arms and smiling they are most likely confident and relaxed.

36. When a person is lying they tend to shuffle their feet.

37. The more they try not to blink or break eye contact the more likely they are lying.

For more information on how important body language really is and how to spot liars feel free to check out the videos below. While some of these tips may seem silly they are all very true. The way we move our body down to the number of times we blink when talking to someone can make a huge difference in how the conversation is taken by the other person.

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