How To Tell If Someone Is Lying Over Text (13 Sure-Fire Ways To Tell)

How to Tell if Someone is Lying Through Text
  1. Being Purposefully Vague. …
  2. Spotting a Lie in Text. …
  3. Overly Complicating Things. …
  4. Avoiding Certain Questions. …
  5. Going Out of Their Way to Proclaim Honesty. …
  6. Their Wording is “Off” …
  7. They Hit You With a “G2G” or a “BBL” …
  8. Trust Your Intuition.


How To Tell If Someone Is Being Dishonest Over Text

When you’re texting a person, you can’t see their body language, like when they refuse to look you in the eye. This can make it harder to tell if someone is telling lies.

However, if you know what to look for, you’ll find that it gets pretty easy to tell if someone is being dishonest, even in a text conversation. There are certain things that people do when they’re lying, and they have nothing to do with body language.

It’s the text equivalent of refusing to look you in the eye. If you ask them about something, they will text you back with a BRB or G2G. Of course, they will have a generic reason why. The thing is, when you bring up the conversation later, they still won’t want to talk about it. They might even pull the same move and leave the conversation or simply stop texting you back.

how to tell when someone is lying over text

A liar won’t want to stay on the topic that they’re lying about. However, some people know that it looks suspicious to suddenly leave a conversation. Instead, they will answer with something that changes the subject.

For example, if you ask where they were last night, they might respond by saying they were with friends and then instantly begin talking about your night, accusing you of not trusting them, etc. One way or another, they’ll find a way to stop being the topic of conversation.

3. When People Lie, They Give You Too Much Information

One of the easiest ways to spot a liar when you can’t see their facial expressions is by letting them talk. You’ll hear all kinds of details that you didn’t even ask about. Instead of simply saying they were out with friends, you might hear what they were wearing, who they ran into, the name of the bar they were at, etc. even though you never asked.

This is because a person that is lying usually comes up with their story, and all of the details to go with it before you ask them a single question.

4. They Swear That They Are Telling The Truth

When people are honest, they don’t feel the need to swear on anything or make promises that show they are telling the truth. Liars, on the other hand, aren’t as confident in their words. This can lead to them including phrases in their response to try to convince you that they are being honest.

For example, they might say I promise, I swear, or the classic cross my heart hope to die. People might go as far as to put things on someone’s grave.

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