35 Ways You Can Spot a Liar Using Body Language
Body language is an awesome thing, especially for those who know how to read the signs of the human body and face. The best lie-detectors in the world, that are more successful than polygraphs are actually the mentalists who read the body and face language perfectly.
The sings of our body speak volumes, but this is all caused by the unconscious processes inside our mind. If you want to understand this, try to use the model of the iceberg. Our conscious processes such as conscious thinking, rational decision making, focusing on things, taking mechanic actions etc.
However, these processes are just the tip of the iceberg that is above the sea level and it’s visible to all of us. The subconscious processes are the ‘real deal’. They are the huge part of the iceberg that lies below the sea level and it’s practically invisible.
Those who read the body languages can define almost every person on this world. These body language signs are universal, natural and genetic. These are 35 language tips you should know:
1. When someone feels insulted they will stop the eye contact with the conversation partner at least just for a little moment.
2. When we are deeply lost in our thoughts 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. Finger pointing often is a clear sign of assertiveness and even aggression.
16. When some gazes directly into your eyes may also show a sign of domination and superiority.
17. People who bounce their leg while crossed are definitely 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, it probably means that they look for a courage and a good way to come to speak.
27. Dominance is often shown by a wide stance by standing.
28. When someone lifts their head looking down their nose at you means that they clearly want to show dominance.
29. Half-smile often refers to sarcasm.
30. Tilting head backwards is something that indicates suspicion.
31. Arm-crossing during conversation is a defensive gesture symbolizing vulnerability.
32. Liars tend to change their head position very quick.
33. When someone is covering their mouth while speaking is a big indicator that this person is lying.
34. When someone is talking to you holding their palm open, means that this person is honest with you.
35. Crossed arms in addition to smiling shows strong confidence and relaxed state of body and mind.