How to Tell If Someone Is Lying
A Person Fidgets and Fusses for No Reason
If someone keeps performing a random physical action that seems unnecessary—cleaning her glasses excessively, retying her
shoelaces, or dusting off the (clean) table in front of her—she may be lying. The guilt and anxiety make her restless. That
can be particularly true if she is lying to somebody she loves. When a person fibs to a traffic cop, she won’t necessarily
fidget a lot. But if she is deceiving her husband, she won’t be able to sit still.
Barbara Mitchell has been a relationship therapist in New York City for 34 years.
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