There’s an old joke that you can tell a politician is lying because their lips are moving.
As for the rest of us, there is no "Pinocchio’s nose" giveaway, former police officer Lizz Corbett says. But there are "microexpressions" that can indicate someone is playing fast and loose with the truth.
"There is no 'everybody does this when they are lying' telltale sign," said Ms Corbett, managing director at Training Group International.
"I read a magazine article in which they said, 'If someone averts their gaze, they are lying'. That could be true of some people, but some maintain eye contact because they want to gauge your reaction."
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