When a person lies, their body language gives it away. Nervousness suggests that he is telling untruths. His eyes avoid eye contact with the interlocutor. He makes various sharp gestures with his hands, licks or bites his lips, turns his head in different directions.
However, there are seasoned liars who speak their lies so confidently that no one would suspect them. But not consciously! Subconsciously our nervous system is designed so that it can "pick up" false signals. But often this happens on a deep subconscious level and we we don't pay attention to him.
How can our own body, our body language, tell us that the interlocutor is lying?
We are used to staring at the liar's gestures towards us. But when he really is a skilled master of lies, it will be hard to catch unless we listen to our own body.
Body language and communication expert Dr. Lillian Glass tells TODAY that the most revealing body language is our own.
Even if your interlocutor is telling small lies, your body is programmed to register them. You unconsciously notice the lies on the other side as your body starts to drop hints.
“When someone against you is lying, your own nervous system informs you. This provokes you to bite your lips, tilt your head forward to the interlocutor, blink, listening to the lies," says Dr. Glass.
She advises to try to listen more to our body while talking to someone. In this way, we will be able to read the signs with which our body tries to warn us not to give in to falsehoods.
Everything is in our body
However, there is also the possibility that your body is confusing you. In stressful situations, we tend to make similar gestures - turning our heads, avoiding eye contact, biting our lips, nervous tic-like jerky movements.
Then even if our interlocutor is telling the truth, we can be deceived by our own condition and think that he is lying to us.
Specialists are adamant that we must be fully aware of our own condition before evaluating communication with others.