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What does Covering the mouth mean?

Ever noticed someone covering their mouth either when they are talking or you are? They may cover the whole mouth or use a fist, or only a few fingers but essentially it all means the same thing - they are lying!

The idea behind this is that the brain is trying to subconsciously cover up the lie coming out of the mouth. The person may actually cough to try and hide this gesture.

If you are talking and you notice they cover their mouth whilst you are talking, it may mean they actually believe you are telling lies! It is wise at this point to spot the gesture and bring the objection out and ask your audience if they have any comments to make about what you have just said.

 

 

 

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