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Decipha Born
11-16-2005, 02:55 PM
How to Detect Lies
Become a Lie Detector

Introduction to Detecting Lies:

The following techniques to telling if someone is lying are often used by police, and security experts. This knowledge is also useful for managers, employers, and for anyone to use in everyday situations where telling the truth from a lie can help prevent you from being a victim of fraud/scams and other deceptions.

Warning: Sometimes Ignorance is bliss; after gaining this knowledge, you may be hurt when it is obvious that someone is lying to you.

Signs of Deception:

Body Language of Lies:

• Physical expression will be limited and stiff, with few arm and hand movements. Hand, arm and leg movement are toward their own body the liar takes up less space.

• A person who is lying to you will avoid making eye contact.

• Hands touching their face, throat & mouth. Touching or scratching the nose or behind their ear. Not likely to touch his chest/heart with an open hand.

Emotional Gestures & Contradiction

• Timing and duration of emotional gestures and emotions are off a normal pace. The display of emotion is delayed, stays longer it would naturally, then stops suddenly.

• Timing is off between emotions gestures/expressions and words. Example: Someone says "I love it!" when receiving a gift, and then smile after making that statement, rather then at the same time the statement is made.

• Gestures/expressions don’t match the verbal statement, such as frowning when saying “I love you.”

• Expressions are limited to mouth movements when someone is faking emotions (like happy, surprised, sad, awe, )instead of the whole face. For example; when someone smiles naturally their whole face is involved: jaw/cheek movement, eyes and forehead push down, etc.

Interactions and Reactions

• A guilty person gets defensive. An innocent person will often go on the offensive.

• A liar is uncomfortable facing his questioner/accuser and may turn his head or body away.

• A liar might unconsciously place objects (book, coffee cup, etc.) between themselves and you.

Verbal Context and Content

• A liar will use your words to make answer a question. When asked, “Did you eat the last cookie?” The liar answers, “No, I did not eat the last cookie.”

•A statement with a contraction is more likely to be truthful: “ I didn't do it” instead of “I did not do it”

• Liars sometimes avoid "lying" by not making direct statements. They imply answers instead of denying something directly.

• The guilty person may speak more than natural, adding unnecessary details to convince you... they are not comfortable with silence or pauses in the conversation.

• A liar may leave out pronouns and speak in a monotonous tone. When a truthful statement is made the pronoun is emphasized as much or more than the rest of the words in a statement.

• Words may be garbled and spoken softly, and syntax and grammar may be off. In other words, his sentences will likely be muddled rather than emphasized.

Other signs of a lie:

• If you believe someone is lying, then change subject of a conversation quickly, a liar follows along willingly and becomes more relaxed. The guilty wants the subject changed; an innocent person may be confused by the sudden change in topics and will want to back to the previous subject.

• Using humor or sarcasm to avoid a subject.

Final Note: Obviously, just because someone exhibits one or more of these signs does not make them a liar. The above behaviors should be compared to a persons base (normal) behavior whenever possible.

Born Ruler I
11-16-2005, 04:07 PM
There is a book entitled "Lie-Cues" that lays out a lot of this, plus more.


Aqueous Moon
11-16-2005, 04:12 PM
okay okay but how can you tell if someone has already studied this and is doing it in reverse to trip you up?


Born Ruler I
11-16-2005, 04:15 PM
That is the question.

Actors lie for a profession... so do agents.


Aqueous Moon
11-16-2005, 04:29 PM
:yes: ^^

11-16-2005, 04:47 PM
Its an extremely rare circumstance that I don't know when I'm being lied to. Fucking expert dealing with these characters.....

Mumm Ra
02-04-2006, 07:07 PM
That's exactly how I feel, and there is nothing I can really think of that I dislike more than being lied to. In fact, I think I may end a 14 year friendship soon because I find them lying to me so much lately and I can't tolerate it much longer.

Prince Shafala
02-05-2006, 10:51 AM
hmmm interesting

02-05-2006, 02:29 PM
A liar will use your words to make answer a question. When asked, “Did you eat the last cookie?” The liar answers, “No, I did not eat the last cookie.”

HAHAHA that thru me off......... http://www.wutang-corp.com/forum/images/smilies/fuckyou.gif

02-29-2012, 12:42 PM
I'm more into watching how gestures don't match words and mirco-gestures made so fast that it cannot be genuine.

Also, stuttering and nervousness, and when the story keeps changing are obvious ones. Or the story is so general that it does not go into specifics and are missing alot of things that it should have to have it make sense.

02-29-2012, 01:22 PM
when being accused of something, you can become nervous and appear to be lying

anxious to be understood

i hate liars more than anything -

but they are scared people who are trying to be accepted and want to give you an image of themselves that they think will be accepted - they often adjust their mask during any sign of tension

02-29-2012, 02:26 PM
Too much detail in a story is also a tell tale sign

02-29-2012, 03:13 PM
THIS BOOK (http://www.amazon.com/Telling-Lies-Marketplace-Politics-Marriage/dp/0393337456/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1330549893&sr=1-1)covers all of that.

Ever seen the TV show "Lie to Me"? That show was based on the man that wrote this book.

02-29-2012, 05:12 PM
So who has the PDF?

02-29-2012, 11:03 PM
So who has the PDF?

eh, I bought the real thing. It's only $11 on Amazon, why not buy the REAL book? digital books suck ass!

03-01-2012, 01:49 PM
1 reason.