10 Sure Ways to Spot When Someone Is Lying

2. Fidgeting

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Guilt and the accompanying anxiety are thought to cause some people — although perhaps not accomplished liars — to squirm and fidget. But experts disagree on whether fidgeting really is a telltale sign of lying. Again, it might be more important to know whether fidgeting is typical for a person, or if it is an unusual behavior.

Some people do the opposite of fidgeting — they cope with stress by standing still or freezing.

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