According to a recent study, the average person streches the truth 11 times…per week! That means that there’s no doubt you probably have a potential liar in your midst.
Your coworker shakes his noggin almost imperceptibly while telling you he didn’t steal your idea and pass it off to the boss as his own. He so did.
As people fib, split seconds of truth often flash across their face before their brain can retake control. Think: Mom’s fleeting grimace before she says she really, really likes your new apartment.
Near-constant hand gestures (like pointing, fidgeting, or face scratching) in someone who is usually relaxed can be a sign she’s not being honest.
Liars take longer to answer questions than truth tellers, and they may pause mid-sentence (making shit up takes time!).