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Relationship Advice: 15 Guaranteed Signs Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend Is Lying

Relationship Advice: 15 Guaranteed Signs Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend Is Lying

Relationship Advice: 15 Guaranteed Signs Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend Is Lying

You’re about to become a body language expert on the ‘truth’ in your relationship.

This skill will not only help you with your relationships, but will also help you in dealing with people in general.

So what is body language?

Stated simply, it’s the unconscious way we communicate with each other.

Body language can convey interest or boredom, excitement, attention, anger, danger, dishonesty and much more.

You’re also about to discover what every police officer and detective is trained to spot automatically…how to tell when someone is lying – through their body language.

Here are 15 guaranteed signs that the significant other in your relationship may be lying…

  1. Look for a tightening of the lips and facial muscles especially around the forehead. Watch for a crinkle at the level of the eyebrows. Also watch for more static (unchanging) facial features designed to not give too much information away.
  2. Watch for folded arms, a pale face or very red face, or closed palms.
  3. When listening, watch for hesitation or frequent pauses, sentences that fade off into nowhere, and an emotionless tone.
  4. Watch for answers to your questions that come slowly or not at all. Answers followed by excessive eye movements can be a dead giveaway someone is lying.
  5. Watch for faster talking, over explanations, or the use a lot of gestures and a rise in vocal pitch.
  6. Like the ‘tells’ in poker, watch for things out of the normal, but especially light touching of the face around the nose and mouth areas (including the chin). Areas around the ear should be watched as well.
  7. Watch for inappropriate intimacy such as standing too close and odd touching behavior.
  8. Watch for heavier breathing, higher heart rate, sweating, and itchy palms.
  9. Watch for lack of eye contact, excessive blinking or squinting like behavior.
  10. Look for wild or inappropriate gesturing that doesn’t follow the words or intensity of the words being spoken.
  11. Watch for the potential liar to move behind a counter or to place a couch, table or other object between you and them. Or watch for them to turn away from you and face, or partially face, another direction.
  12. Watch for inappropriate or sudden defensive reactions to your simple questions.
  13. Try changing the subject suddenly. Most people get confused when this happens, but the liar will show relief and will be happy to let you move on.
  14. Watch for evasive or indirect answers to your direct questions. Watch for lengthy explanations that seem designed to ‘over-answer’ your question. Throwing in details or justifications you didn’t ask for.
  15. Get quiet for a few moments and watch for fidgeting and other physical signs of discomfort. Liars don’t like silence because it doesn’t give them a chance to ‘prove’ they’re not a liar.

Building Blocks Of A Successful Relationship

It’s important to remember that meeting one or two of the points above doesn’t necessarily mean your relationship is in trouble.

We all have a sixth sense that is sometimes based in the small details and sometimes based on intuition. We can make a case where none exists given sufficient motivation.

Before you go accusing someone of lying and pointing to all the body language syntax in this article, take a few moments to get your own emotions in check.

The truth is that you probably know this person better than they know themselves.

Watch for things that seem uncharacteristic or unusual, or that stand out from their normal behavior. And pay attention to that little voice inside. Not the one that comes from your conscious mind – the one that comes from your subconscious.

Then, if your significant other fails a half dozen or so of the tests listed above, ask them directly the question that’s really on your mind and listen to their body language – not their words.

Being accused of lying is a serious thing – so take it seriously.

Editor’s Note: if you need to get away with a lie or two, here’s your guide to lying effectively. Just practice the points listed above and you’ll be a master in no time ;).

If you’ve found some tell-tale signs that let you know when the significant other in your relationship is lying, share your experience with our readers in the comments section below.

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7 comments to Relationship Advice: 15 Guaranteed Signs Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend Is Lying

  • Wow, that’s a really celevr way of thinking about it!

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    A handful of fine issues right here and truly did not have a clue regarding almost any of
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  • Reiko

    I like these tips very much and I agreed with some of them. I have personally experienced some of the signs that you have mentioned.

  • beenthere

    For a while there all I did was attract liars, so all of these signs are spot on. What I never have understood is why people go to such great lengths to lie to someone anyway. Either you like the person or you don’t. Either you’re playing the field or you’re not. I suppose it’s to keep all the attention on yourself, and to keep control of a situation. Whatever the case, I think people should enroll in some sort of dating 101 course once they hit puberty so that they can defend themselves against others who lie.

  • VIJAY BALAJI.V

    I like these tips very much. Moreover I have practically experienced some of them. I like to share my personal experience here. One day I and my girlfriend had a talk about our crushes. I know she also had a crush previously. But she tried to lie that she had no crush, in that time I found she was shivering and she felt shy to look at my face. Finally, she accepted that she had a crush. Even though, as it wasn’t a great problem, I found she is trying to hide something from me.

  • Simphiwe

    i’m agreed with all Win Girls, you are the best!. One silgne advise folks, looks after romantic girls who defenition about romantic facts dosen’t mean doings only goes to her. (Of course romantic doings is not equal to anything about sex feedback!! okey??). If it dosen’t work in both ways, then i’m sorry but obviously mean that she is not in love with you so could leave you at any moment or to make you a very unhappy man or whatever, you’ll.never know

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