How To Spot A Liar

On any given day we’re lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lies can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and “hotspots” used by those trained to recognize deception — and she argues honesty is a value worth preserving.

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  1. “On any given day we’re lied to from 10 to 200 times.” And 73% of all statistics are made up.

  2. Lies damned lies and statistics. – Mark Twain (I think)

  3. As she said, liars practice their words, but not there gestures. Her mannerisms and gestures seem very practiced, unnatural.
    And I think she lied about the Starbucks coffee date, watch it again. I found this fascinating but, to me, her overall vibe was a bit
    too moralistic.

    ps. “Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and
    this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.” – Nick Carraway (The Great Gatsby)

  4. This is way too facile.

  5. i’d be interested in her evaluation of amanda knox

  6. Liar everywhere, hard to detect!

  7. It takes one to know one.