People commonly lie all the time, and it seems a little bit difficult to find out the real truth and figure out that the other person is lying or telling the truth.
So many people try to convince you that they are telling the truth while lying to your face and want you to believe in their lies.
If you believe someone is directly deceiving you, you have to ask them questions that make them bluff and figure out whether the person is lying.
Here in this article, let’s learn about the question to ask someone If you believe someone is outright lying to you.
How to figure out if Someone is Lying by Asking the Right Questions:
1. Research-Based Questions
2. Ground Floor for the Truth
3. Make them Lie
4. The Volatile Conundrum
5. The Liar’s Story
6. Retelling of the Story
7. The Low Blow
1. Research-Based Question:
If you suspect that another person is lying to you, ask the person a question that you already know the answer this is not an easy task; you must have to do your own research for this.
Firstly you have to make them talk, so to keep your opening start smooth, ask the person a question about something that he/she is more interested in, and it will make a good start to the conversation.
If a Person is More Interested in Movies, you can ask Have you watched a (recently popular) Movie? Or, if the person is more into traveling, ask where you would like to go on your next trip.
This way, you can keep your conversation smoothly moving forward.
Question First: What are your plans about (Thing he/she is interested in)?
2. Ground Floor for the Truth:
Now that you have their attention, you can ask follow-up questions about the topic you’ve chosen, such as whether or not they enjoyed it if they would do it again, etc. Why would someone lie about their appearance and voice if you’re trying to get to know them?
According to former CIA officials, The most reliable indicator of a liar is their body language for tells such as hand-to-face action, throat-clearing or swallowing, grooming movements, hiding the lips or eyes, verbal/non-verbal divergence, and behavioral halt or delay. If they appear nervous or exhibit these behaviors while telling the truth, it may be who they are; you shouldn’t automatically attribute it to deceit.
Second Question: how was your experience with (Thing he/she is recently done)?
Third Question: What is there that I might like, according to you?
Fourth Question: Can you come with me?
3. Make Them Lie:
Now that you know where they stand truthfully, you can gently push the envelope by asking questions you suspect they would answer dishonestly or incompletely. Take care not to make them feel awkward; if this occurs, you’ll want to follow up with some light conversation.
Fifth Question: Ask a Question you Already Know the Answer
Sixth Question: Casual Question
Seventh Question: Casual Question
4. The Volatile Conundrum:
Once you’ve gotten back on course, you launch an attack before they can escape. However, asking a question isn’t the only way to find the necessary answers. In this case, you’ll want to refer to something with the intriguing name “Volatile Conundrum.”
So, what exactly is the Volatile Dilemma? According to Dr. Jack Schafer’s research, “A Volatile Conundrum” is a smart approach that forces liars to make quick choices. Honest individuals typically have minimal trouble navigating Volatile Dilemmas.
In other words, you may even include a lie in a question; the whole thing is just a wonderful lie. When the timing is right, you ask a question based on an imaginary, but plausible, piece of information. Because of this, the liar will be pushed on the defensive without revealing the true nature of your interrogation. You can pull this off twice in a row if you are a skilled liar. It’s a difficult topic to express abstractly, so if you don’t understand at first, don’t worry; I’m confident the example will dispel any lingering confusion.
Eighth Question: Strike with the Question you suspect they are lying
Ninth Question: Strike with Another relevant question to that incident
5. The Liar’s Story:
You must pay close attention to their nonverbal cues and grammatical slips as they tell you their side of the story because some may be true and others may not.
Keep in mind that liars often do one or more of the following when telling a story: omit sensory details, admit to faulty memory, make spontaneous corrections, give a story that is too short or too vague, lack coherence, be full of contradictions, give the impression that they are thinking deeply, avoid making complaints or negative comments, talk unusually slowly, or talk too quickly.
Tenth Question: Are you Uncomfortable?
6. Re-telling of the Story:
Asking a person to repeat a narrative multiple times is the correct technique to get behind the surface of a lie. But contrary to common belief, and according to Entrepreneur, you must look for similarity, repetition, or carefully phrased answers all give the impression of a prepared response, not differences, in the speech.
To achieve this, you can ask the same question from multiple angles or even for the tale to be told backward to see if the responses you receive are consistent.
However, I must tell you the truth: you are a burden, no matter how much exaggeration there may be.
Eleventh Question: Re-tell the whole story and ask questions around it
7. The Low Blow:
For fear of seeing Tom, your ex who told you he “wouldn’t miss it for the world” right before he dumped you, you skipped your friend Megan’s New Year’s Eve party last Saturday. Your pal Kate, who you told to go to the party and report back to you on anything Tom-related, didn’t show up there. This begs many questions, and you could start to think the gathering was just an excuse for them to sneak off on a date. How could they be such jackasses!
So, you “accidentally” run across Tom’s best friend, Tony, a few days later. Tony will know where Tom was last weekend and provide an alibi. So, following all the strategies we discussed, you should trap Tony in his falsehoods. Fortunately, you know a few potentially damaging details about him that could give you some negotiating power.
Twelveth Question: Research in Depth and Ask Right question to the right person.