Updated 04 September 2015

How to spot a liar

How to spot a liar: 1: Tone of voice - when someone lies their voice often deviates from their normal speaking tone. It will tend to be higher than usual, but in some cases it can be notably lower. 2: Noncommittal phrases - a liar will use words such as "I think," "I believe," or "kind of”. They try to keep the details of the story as vague as possible. 3: Hesitation - upon being asked a question, somebody who isn’t telling the truth may need a few moments to compose their response.


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