Common Phrases People Use When They’re Lying
#1 ”You Are Accusing Me?”
Usually, when liars use this phrase, they have an innocent expression on their face. And some have a mocking smile which is unbearable. Why do liars say this? It is because they want to turn the tables and accuse you at the end.
They try to switch the defense mood you have and to change the purpose of the conversation.
#2 ”I Don’t Know What You Are Talking About”
This is outright denial. Liars will try to deny everything at once. They know what you are confronting them about, but they don’t know what to say, so they play fools. These people don’t accept their lies. Stay away from them.
#3 ”I Don’t Remember Saying That”
Do you know what is typical for all liars – memory lapses? Those who lie need to keep track on their lies. And if you catch them lying, they will deny saying or doing that. In that way, they try to cover their deception.
#4 ”Do You Really Think I Could Lie to You?”
Once people say this phrase one thing is certain they are quality. Why? Because with this sentence they try to move the whole burden of the argument on your side.
Often liars play on the victim card. They use it to make you doubt yourself and make you feel guilty.
#5 Liars Repeat Phrases or Words
Why do liars repeat the same thing over and over again? They do this because they are trying to convince you. Also, by doing this, they are buying themselves time in order to make up another lie of gathering their thoughts.
#6 “You Cannot Prove It”
This phrase means that they have made a mistake, but there is no proof of it so there is no way they would admit it without evidence.
#7 Liars Give Too Much Information
You need to know that when someone talks too much and provides too much information which apparently isn’t requested, then most likely that person is lying. You will especially know this if there are too many details.
Liars talk a lot since they hope that by doing that you will believe them?
#8 ‘Why Would I Say/Do That? I Have No Reason”
Liars don’t reply to your comments or questions; they begin questioning you. They do this to trap you, and so they won’t have to answer.
So, if you notice that they are asking for any reasons for doing or saying something, they are lying.
#9 “That Is All”
When a person withholds information, it is most likely because they want to be careful what they say. So if you notice that a person uses this phrase, you should know that they are lying or maybe keeping a secret.
#10 Liars Speak Formally
When people lie, they usually use formal language. For instance, they use “ I did not” and not “I didn’t,” or they use “I am” and not “I’m.” They do this so they will sound more convincing.