The bigger the liar [and more experienced in lying]- the better they are at lying-the harder, it is to catch them in a lie. While the opposite goes for the relatively honest person that is not used to lying [uncomfortable, gives off many signs and makes mistakes in their story]- easy to catch them in a lie.
As a child and teen if I was being accused of lying or doing something wrong that I hadn’t, just knowing someone was thinking I’m guilty made me act guilty There are parents and other authoritarians that use shame-based tactics That’ll follow you around into adulthood.
My son came home in the evening with a scar of the fresh wound on his face. I rudely asked what had happened and he said. “What, dad I was born with this scar” What do we call this lie?