Everyone Can be Caught Lying — Their Facial Expressions Give Them Away

There are many reasons why people are dishonest, but it’s in your best interest to know how to spot it. It could be very difficult to access who is lying, but if you know what to look for, you can focus on those signs. Colleen Wenner, founder and clinical director of New Heights Counseling & Consulting, LLC, says there are a few facial expressions you should learn to look out for if you want to know whether or not the person before you is being honest or not.

Everyone Can be Caught Lying - Facial Expressions Give Them Away

Are They Looking Away?

You can pick up on a person’s honesty by deciphering their eye contact. If someone is looking right at you, chances are they’re being truthful. But, what if they’re looking away constantly? Both Wenner and a New York-based neuropsychologist and therapist agree that if someone is spinning lies, they won’t be looking directly at you. You could notice their eyes darting around and looking away. Chances are — if that happens — that person is lying about something!

Tightened Face Entails Lying

If someone’s face is constantly contorted and looks tightened and clenched, the chances that they’re not telling the truth are big. Wenner explains that when a face gets serious and looks angry or deep in thought, the person is thinking way too hard about what they’re saying — they’re trying to come up with a story. Someone who is telling the truth wouldn’t have to think about it!