So, how can we spot a lie?
1. Liars reference themselves less when making deceptive statements.
2. Liars tend to be more negative because, on a subconscious level, they feel guilty about lying.
3. Liars typically explain events in simple terms because our brains struggle to build complex lies.
4. Even though liars keep descriptions simple, they tend to use longer and more convoluted sentence structure, inserting unnecessary words and irrelevant factual details in order to pad their lies.
Recognizing these telltale signs of a liar can help you avoid some bad choices or keep you from investing too much time in a dangerous relationship.