Is there any way to tell if a person is lying to you over the phone? And what are the warning signs to look for? These people can easily hide things and tell wrong facts when making a call. So, keep reading.
Saying the truth doesn’t take a lot of effort. You feel light and sometimes on top of the world. Lying can be hard work and let’s not forget the consequences after getting caught. When you are physically present in front of your human being, it is easy to tell that they are lying. Their facial expressions are a giveaway and they might even fidget.
But how do you say that someone is lying over the phone?
There are some things that might give you a hint that someone is lying over the phone. We’d like to ask – Why do you want to know?
It is possible that your boyfriend/girlfriend lies time and again. As per you, they’re a perpetual liar. Even your mother could lie over the phone that she is 100% healthy and safe but she may not want to get you all worked up.
The day you learn how to catch someone lying over the phone is the time when you would be at ease. So, let’s dive into the article and find out the classic hints that tell you if someone’s lying (over the phone).
Ways and signs to know if someone is lying over the phone
1. Ahem! Excuse me.
When a person is lying, they don’t have words in their mouth. They want the conversation to stop or just want to divert your attention.
If you ask a loaded question to this person and they clear their throat before answering, it is a classic hint that they are thinking of an excuse.
Telling a lie is complex – it brings about physical changes in our body. You can’t hide your true emotions and that’s why the clearing of throat can be a giveaway that this person is a liar.
People usually clear their threat before a lie passes their lips. You can just tell that this person is getting uncomfortable.
Hold that thought! It is also possible that the person on the other side of the phone has a sore throat. Please check with them before jumping to conclusions.
2. They talk non stop
This is a sure sign to tell if a guy is lying to you when he is trying to scam you by phone call. It happens a lot with spam telemarketing agencies and you need to be aware of that. In fact, people who talk nonstop on the phone try to hide things, and by changing topics and talking about anything, they try to cover the truth. So, when you get a call from someone you don’t know and he or she looks covering facts by changing topics and talks a lot, that’s can tell you the caller is a liar.
3. Too many Ums
Too many ums are not a good sign. If it is a YES or NO answer, people should be able to give a direct response. An um or well is not needed for a YES or NO question.
If this person is using too many um(s) or well(s), when talking to you by phone, you should know that they are lying. Do note that fabricating a passable answer can be difficult and it takes time for the brain to process.
In case it’s your child who is trying to lie to you on a phone conversation, it’s a good idea to think about monitoring his text messages. That’s the best way to protect kids against online threats. So, when they lie to you, you still know the truth.
4. Too much blabbering
A liar will always give explanations. If you point them out, they would give a long answer instead of accepting their mistake.
If they are diverting the topic and blabbering about things that are not related to what you asked, then this person is a liar. You can keep a safe distance and avoid all the drama.
Blabbering too much is a sign that the person is trying to hide the truth when talking on a cell phone exactly as in direct conversation. They are just trying to convince you that they are saying the truth and you should believe them.
If you suspect that the person you’re talking to by phone is constantly lying, try to look up his SIM card number. That’s a good way to tell if he or she hides other social media accounts, numbers, or online accounts.
5. That don’t impress me much
A cell phone liar will try to hide the truth by showering compliments. Here’s something you can try:
Ask your partner about the other night. Why were they late? If your partner tries to divert the question by complimenting you, there is something fishy. Straightforward questions should be answered as quickly and in simple words.
Please note that this conversation will happen over a call. You can’t see his expressions or the way he is fidgeting. If your partner is away for a business tour (like they say) but they are not telling you any details, call them and ask directly. In case the partner gives a direct answer, you can sleep peacefully. But if this partner is giving compliments or diverting the topic, you need to worry and find out the truth.
In case your partner is showering unexpected compliments, something is wrong and they are hiding the truth. You need to look out for such signs as these could be detrimental to your relationship.
6. Aggression doesn’t suit you, honey
A liar on a phone call will get aggressive and upset if you call them out. They try to change the subject or confuse you by showcasing hostility or aggression.
This person is a liar and you should call them out. If they are being nasty to you for calling them out, it is best to leave them alone.
Accepting mistakes and apologizing does not take a lot of time. Sorry is just one word and saying the truth isn’t hard.
The person on the other end of the phone gets aggressive when you ask probing questions. They answer the question with a hostile tone. A person who speaks the truth does not need to get agitated.
This is a warning sign that the person you’re talking to over the phone is lying to you and you must watch out.
What to do if someone is lying to you over the phone?
When you know that someone is lying to you over a phone call, there is little you can do to change this person. You can call them out and tell them that you know the truth. You can also stay silent and choose to not believe the lies they are feeding you.
As an individual, you have the power to walk away, and politely decline their calls. If this person is special, you need to rethink your equation with them.
We will give you an example. Let’s say there are two women, Anna and Sam. They both grew up together and spent a good time during their college days. Anna calls up Sam and asks whether they can meet. Sam makes up an excuse saying she has work. Anna figures out that Sam is lying as she took a lot of time to respond. The response was full of um(s).
Anna knows in her heart that Sam could be lying, but she chooses to ignore. So, Anna steps out of her home and takes the metro. Boom! She sees Sam in the same station waiting for the metro. That’s clear, Sam lied to Anna about being at work, but she was actually heading to a party. Anna calls out and Sam gets defensive and spins the truth.
In such cases, you can just feel pity for the liar. They would have to add more lies to cover up their initial lie when making a pe call or over texts. Thus, it’s best to leave and be around people who genuinely care for you.
If someone has to lie to you, there could be a very good reason, but friends and family should rely on you. Now that you are aware of the signs, you will know the next time someone lies to you over the phone.