7. Repeating information they’ve already told you.
There’s a saying that goes ‘repeat a lie a thousand times, and it becomes the truth.’ That’s what this person is trying to do to convince you they’re not lying. The more they try to convince you, the more suspicious you should be.
8. Long delays to their replies
Okay, maybe the person you’re texting is just busy or didn’t see your message, that happens. But if it’s happening more and more frequently it could be because they’re trying to figure out exactly what to say to you before they reply. They’re wondering whether they should lie or just tell you the truth after all.
9. Longer sentences
Cornell university has produced research that suggests that a lie is often in a longer sentence than the truth. This is because when subjects were asked to tell lies, their sentences became much longer on average.
10. Playing to your emotions
They’ll try to point the finger back at you and make it seem like it’s your behaviour that needs justifying when you make a perfectly reasonable request of them. This is a common practice of interviewers, who use this when the person they’re interviewing tries to ask questions back.
11. Playing dead
Your liar is hoping that if they delay long enough, they might not ever have to give you a straight answer. If you try to push them for an answer, they’re likely to become defensive and avoid you at any costs. This is how you know they’ve got something to hide.
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