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How can you tell whether someone is lying?

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Meg Korgan

Meg Korgan

sales worker

“You can tell when someone’s lying by looking into their eyes. My mother always used to say that liars have a black spot on their tongue.”

Elizabeth Nicks

Elizabeth Nicks

law student

“Well, their eyes start shifting, I think usually to the left, and they get uncomfortable.”

Jose Yanez

Jose Yanez

security guard

“If they’re not looking directly at your face and can’t make eye contact, chances are they’re lying to you. This is judging from experience.”

Cathy Enns

Cathy Enns

food bank development officer

“They hesitate, move their eyes back and forth, can’t look at you directly, and sometimes shift their weight.

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