Watson says eye contact shows respect and trust. So people who avoid eye contact typically seem suspicious, making it hard for others to trust them.
"Eye contact is a sign of respect and trustworthiness," Watson says. "So those who avoid making direct eye contact often give off an air of suspicion .
Stories that don't match may be suspicious. Boca Raton, Florida-based psychologist Carolyn Rubenstein, PhD, says people
Oversharing might undermine your trustworthiness with individuals in certain circumstances. Jack Hazan, LMHC, a certified therapist and founder of the Modern Therapy Group
"People like this will try to turn it on another person, deny involvement, and twist the situation to come off as someone else's fault or frame someone else."
It's hard to admit your actions caused an issue in the moment. However, avoiding talks that could compel you to accept responsibility lowers your credibility.