Being able to identify a lie is a useful skill to have under your belt, and can work to your advantage in countless situations. This article at The Art of Manliness introduces the art of detecting a liar. It’s an interesting read, but I’d like to point out that none of these techniques are foolproof. Most of the time what you’re doing is looking for signs of increased anxiety and mental exertion which do often accompany a lie, but can be present due to other factors. Never trust these techniques completely, but instead use them as a “heads up” that maybe you’re being deceived.
Have you ever been burned by somebody because they told you an outright lie? It can happen in your personal or business life-you’re on cloud nine when your girlfriend says she loves you, only to find out later she’s been cheating on you for months; a client says their business is solvent, but they end up bankrupt, and you lose a ton of money on an account.
Wouldn’t it be great to avoid these situations by being able to tell right then and there if someone is lying to you? Well, based on research by behavioral scientists and the work and experience of FBI agents and police officers, a system has been developed to help people become human lie detectors.
Below we provide a short introduction to the art of sniffing out a whopper. Ready to get started? Read on.