. Eye contact: When he won’t meet your eye when he tells you something, your inner alarm should start ringing.
. Body language: Blushing, sweating, leg jiggling, scratching a maddening itch – such responses can be a reflection of his body’s reaction to covering up the truth.
. Credibility: Try to see if his words sound reasonable. Some people, in the panic of being forced to lie, can run out the silliest story that is just impossible to believe. Really bad liars look doubtful as they tell their tall tale – even they don’t look like they believe it.
. Repetition: If the man repeats the question you ask him, he is generally buying himself more time to formulate his lie.
. Gut instinct: You have a powerful secret weapon left: listen to your instincts. Sometimes you are face to face with a professional cheat or a compulsively unfaithful partner. Such people will be experienced and credible. They will have worked on controlling their bodies’ reactions to the fear of getting caught out, and will seem natural and trustworthy at first glance. In these situations, and often in spite of all the evidence before you, you will sometimes experience a strong feeling that something’s not right. The biggest mistake you can ever make in such a situation is to ignore this gut feeling. Of course, not everyone deserves to be the object of automatic and chronic suspicion. But if you’re not sure if someone is lying to you, pay attention to the combination of eye contact, body language, the credibility of the excuse, and your gut instincts. You will find that your ability to spot a lie at 50 paces becomes finely tuned and very reliable. Related Article: Ten tips on saying goodbye