How To Spot A Lie Based On Eyes And Feet

November 21, 2017

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To lie or not to lie.  Let's be honest (or are we), we lie quite often.  One recent study found that the average man lies four times a week while woman lie about three times a week. Most of these are little white lies but over time those harmless little lies can turn into one or more big ones.  Studies have shown that the more fibs we tell, the more the brain becomes desensitized to the guilt which usually accompanies dishonesty. So the more we lie, the easier it is. But how can you tell if someone is lying to you?  Depends as men and women generally give off signs differently.  While women generally hide the truth through her language, usually using a well-rehearsed "script", men give off visual clues.  One of them is their nose grows, but not like Pinocchio but thanks to a an area at the bottom of his nose called the columella, which twitches when he’s lying, causing nostrils to flare and his nose to appear bigger and wider on his face. Other signs of a lie is excessive blinking.  While women generally blink twice the rate as men, slow blinking or keeping eyes closed for a second of two usually can be traced to a lie as they shield themselves from scrutiny and give them time to think. Dilated pupils suggest a person is concentrating hard or feeling anxious, as does unusual eye contact either avoiding another’s gaze completely or holding it for longer than usual. But by far the biggest giveaway is which direction they look. A right-handed person will look up and to the left when recalling the truth, which is towards the memory center of the brain which is on the left-hand side of the brain, while a gaze up and to the right suggests they’re making up an answer, which is from the creative part of the brain, which is on the right. Studies have shown that liars tend to position themselves not face on, but at right angles to the person they’re lying to. This is a subconscious way of avoiding scrutiny, by turning half their body away from the other person. If that isn’t proof enough, watch where their feet are pointing: if their toes point towards a door, it’s a physical sign they’re hoping to make a hasty exit. The same is true if someone who’s sitting down stands up or appears agitated.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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