A majority of the people you talk to on a daily basis are big fat liars.
A 2002 study conducted by University of Massachusetts Amherst psychologist Robert S. Feldman found that 60% of people l
ied during a 10-minute conversation, and they told an average of two to three lies in that time.
Luckily, fibs are fairly easy to spot — you just have to know the signs.
Dr. Lillian Glass, a behavioural analyst and body language expert who has worked with the FBI on unmasking signals of deception, says when trying to figure out if someone is lying, you first need to understand how the person normally acts. Then you’ll want to pay careful attention to their facial expressions, body language, and speech patterns, she writes in her book “The Body Language of Liars.”
Vivian Giang contributed to an earlier version of this article.
Here are 11 telltale signs:
'A telltale sign of lying is that a person will automatically put their hands over their mouth when they don't want to deal with an issue or answer a question,' says Glass.
'When adults put their hands over their lips, it means they aren't revealing everything, and they just don't want to tell the truth,' she says. 'They are literally closing off communication.'
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