This is one of the most obvious signs that a person should not be trusted. Of course, there are some people who treasure their privacy and who love to keep some personal matters to themselves, but if you have a close friend or a boyfriend/girlfriend who always leaves the room when the phone rings, that should trigger an alarm. We all have personal matters to attend to, and we all have the right not to share personal information with anybody else, unless we really feel like it – and that is perfectly fine, as long as you do not make a big fuss out of it. Leaving the room whenever the phone rings is a red flag – besides, the same principle applies to people whose phones are password-protected.
Sometimes, we need to use passwords to protect our PIN codes and other personal information, but if a person has a password on absolutely every folder, including the messages and the media files, then that may as well be a sign that he/she is hiding something and perhaps it is time for a serious talk. Ultimately, there is a thin line between being paranoid and trusting somebody blindly, only to figure out later on that you have been taken for granted.
4. Always Look For Inconsistencies
Truth will always prevail – sometimes it takes hours, other times it takes years for the truth to come to light, but eventually it will. Have you noticed one or more inconsistencies in the stories your friend or lover told you? Have you always wanted to confront him/her about them, yet you never had the courage to do it, thinking that perhaps it is all in your mind and you should simply let them slip? Truth be told, even the most “skilled” deceptive people sometimes overlook one or two inconsistencies in their stories, as it is very hard to keep track of a lie, especially if it is a rather complex one. All you have to do is to simply pay close attention to what they have to say and to immediately confront them about things that do not add up, no matter how hard you would try to explain them.