When to Watch the Throat For Signs of Deception 2

By Chris Simmons

When someone clears their throat or noticeably swallows after answering a question, it may simply mean they’re feeling stressed. However, if they exhibit this behavioral cue prior to answering a question, they are likely lying or the question is dangerously close to a subject they will lie about to keep secret. In the deception-centered scenario, the throat clearing/swallowing may be a response to anxiety-induced dry mouth.


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