Skip to comments.11 signs someone is lying to you
Posted on 05/02/2014 3:45:26 PM PDT by kingattax
Are you bad at spotting a lie?
New research by Dr. Leanne ten Brinke, a forensic psychologist at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and her collaborators, suggests that our instincts for judging liars are actually fairly strong but our conscious minds sometimes fail us.
Luckily, there are signs we can look for when trying to detect a lie.
Dr. Lillian Glass, a behavioral analyst and body language expert who has worked with the FBI on unmasking signals of deception, says when trying to figure out if someone is lying, you first need to understand how the person normally acts. Then you'll want to pay careful attention to their facial expressions, body language, and speech patterns, she writes in her book "The Body Language of Liars."
(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...
Sign number One -— He’s a politician
They forgot the obvious “tell”: “let me be clear.”
They identify themselves as liberal.
Dang man, that list looks like what I do every morning when I get up...
Everything I say is a lie, including this comment.
When Bill Clinton wags his finger at us, and is looking upwards, instead of looking people in the eye, as he lectures us that he didn’t have sexual relations with that woman, in retrospect, we know he was lying.
That inner sense in me is quite strong.Practical example...ever since he first hit the national stage whenever I saw his lips move I knew Osama Obama was lying.
the surest sign someone is lying is when you see Obama’s lips moving!
Not fair. He is a democrat. That is an automatic tell.
I ask what their political proclivities are. If they say they are liberal or Democrat, I know that is the last truth I can expect out of them.
and the lips are moving.
Um...when Bill Clinton's lips were moving, we knew he was lying.
Obamacrats always lie!
Yes. But some prominent politicians today can lie to us without even needing to move their lips. Or even be awake. They are such expert lists they can lie to us in their sleep. A genuine talent.
I looked at the second sentence wrong...thought it said forensic proctologist.
5. They provide too much information.
[Ever notice how lengthy and rambling Obama’s responses to questions are?]
It’s all about fairness.
“My favorite tell is when someone says “To tell you the truth:””
Yep. Also variants: “In all honesty...” “To be perfectly honest...”
There could be a nugget of truth in what you’re about to hear... but the speaker is also hiding something. Or lying about something else. Either way, shields up!
Their heads constantly swivel back and forth and they never look straight forward.
One of the chief lying news services tells us about liars. You can’t make this stuff up.
Thanks for posting the article.
The problem with their ‘rules’ are that no person’s behavior is absolute.
Anyone who has played poker at a professional or semi-pro level will use “false tells” to confuse their opponents. Once they feel that you have them figured out (or you them), they (or you) can make your move and walk away with the pot. The trick is that you have to be aware that they are setting up a pattern of false tells (lies) and use it against them. This is why poker is the absolute best game ever invented, IMHO.
Some people exhibit nervousness when having face-to-face conversations with someone they are not familiar with. For me personally, it makes me nervous when someone stares me directly in the eyes without blinking. It’s creepy.
A person may have physical problems that makes them cross and un-cross their legs, fidget in their chair, etc.
A person may cover their mouth when talking to an interviewer not because they are lying, but because they may be concerned about their breath or the condition of the teeth.
As I noted earlier, there are no absolutes.
The article didn’t mention “uh,uh,wait,uh,uh,let me tell you,uh,uh,uh,let me be perfectly clear,uh,uh,uh,the fact is,uh,uh.
Generally speaking, you’ve got to be acquainted with or at least have a passing familiarity with typical speech patterns and behavior of a person in order to detect a “tell.” The ones you need to worry about are pretty good at it. A stranger who is a poor liar can be identified as such fairly easily but a good one? Maybe, maybe not. Pay attention to your own gut instincts, a lot of it is subconscious, imho. What would be a “tell” for one person could be a nervous tic for another. There are few hard and fast rules that always apply equally, everywhere, to everyone.
Yep, always a big give away. Bad liars always over sell the lie.
Right. Speak slow, say a lot of umm’s and ahh’s ....
No, sign number one is "his lips are moving".
My favorite is, “The fact of the matter is....”
You mean that there are only eleven in the mac daddy administration?
One sure sign for obastard.. his lips move.
Harcourt Fenton Mudd
If he’s a politician then sign #2 is his lips are moving.
That kid has vital data, he has seen and touched the hatch covers on ‘obarrys head!
He found the controls to the TOTUS receiver.
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