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How do you know when someone is lying to you? There are a lot of smooth talkers out there, so it’s not always easy to determine whether or not a person is deceiving you from their words alone. But the truth might actually be hiding in plain sight, right in front of you. 93% of communication is nonverbal, so look beyond what a person is saying, and see what their body is telling you. More often than not, the answer will be right there.

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1. The hands

Want a spot a liar? Look at their hands. People who lie are more likely to use both their hands to make gestures. They also tend to face their palms away from the person they’re lying to, an unconscious gesture that indicates they are purposefully withholding information. They might even put their hands up to their mouths briefly, a sign there is something that they don’t want to reveal.

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