Feet can reveal signs of lying as they are farther from the brain and less controlled, explains psychotherapist James Miller.
Excessive foot movement, tapping, or feet pointing away can indicate distraction, dishonesty, or a desire to escape.
Rachel Eddins, LPC warns against fidgeting and restlessness. Swaying, restless legs, or feet can imply dishonesty.
Eddins suggests that constant foot movement and a desire to quit the conversation indicate discomfort and lying. Lying uneasy causes swaying.
Look out for fidgeting related to appearance, like adjusting clothing, as it can be a sign of lying, warns attorney David Clark.
Other common appearance adjustments indicating deception include excessive sweating and fussing with long hair, says Clark.
Eye contact avoidance indicates guilt and deception, according to Clark. It's a sign of lying and reducing guilt.
Pay attention to eye direction. Looking up to the left accesses memory, while looking up to the right suggests creating a lie.
Lying causes crossed arms and legs, indicating pain. Joni Ogle says free body language shows confidence and honesty.
According to Touch Casino, tension causes shoulders to roll forward and upward, reducing the distance from ear to shoulder.
Closed-off body language during lying includes crossed arms or legs and increased tension shown through pursed lips.
Dishonest individuals may physically hide themselves by covering their mouth to conceal their deception.