Some people are gifted liars, able to lie about anything at any time with success. Other people can’t lie to save their life. Most of us fall somewhere in the middle. Watching for some magical cue doesn’t usually cut it. Body language can and probably should be part of the formula, but don’t rely on it exclusively. Your best approach seems to be to just get them talking. Ask questions and then follow-up questions about their answers. Let them run with it before you call them on their BS.
I remember hearing that liars always look up and to the left (or right, depending on the source), as they’re accessing the creative side of their brain in the creation of their lie. Not so, according to The Daily Mail.
What about you? How do you know when someone is lying to you? What tricks do you use? Leave your suggestions in the comments section below!