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Old 03-29-2014, 11:41 PM   #21
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I took this NY Times test which was kind of fun:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...-the-liar.html

I got 6/10 and DW got 4/10. She's a trusting soul and I'm a suspicious dude.

Then there is a related article which is thought provoking:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/25/sc...or-sleuth.html

I read a fair amount of mystery and spy novels. Everyone lies a little but some lie big time.
Same as above: I got 9/10 and most of it was from reading the eyes. I actually use that quite a bit at work when dealing with young people. I have read that looking left indicates recollection, and looking right indicates imagination/thought. It didn't work with one girl who looked up exclusively.

I've also found that people who lock eyes are usually lying because they're making the effort to mask their lie. Genuine conversation usually involves breaking eye contact periodically. If someone locks eyes with you, they're likely making something up and trying to mask it.

Fun little exercise! Thanks for posting!
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:01 AM   #22
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[QUOTE=Shawn;1432891].........I tend to believe what people tell me about specific facts or events.......QUOTE]

Shawn, Exactly!!! I couldn't imagine someone lying and lying on such a grand scale. This couple that I referred to were going out with real estate agents looking at million dollar properties. After we found out they were liars, we couldn't figure out what they were gaining by fooling the realtors and going on these house tours. What was the point??

I think I'm more cautious of online people than live meetings. People can tell you anything online but if you don't know them in person how do you know what's true.
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7 out of 10. What was interesting to me was that 2 of the ones that I missed were people I thought were lying who were telling the truth. Only once did I think someone was telling the truth who was lying. Everyone always says I tend to be suspicious.....
That happened to me as well. The three I missed were telling the truth, but I picked lying. It could be a result of our professional experiences. I can't think of more than one or two depositions among the hundreds I have taken where the witness did not lie about at least one thing.
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8 out of 10. I thought one person was lying more than half way through the video, but changed my mind at the end. I ended up wrong. Go with your gut!
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8 of 10 and called two truth-tellers liars which probably isn't statistically significant. DW and I have been enjoying watching reruns of 'Lie to Me' lately on Netflix so maybe that helped.
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Not at all (5/10), but I already knew that. I have no ability to read body language at all, that is why I never give people the "benefit of the doubt".
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8 of 10 and called two truth-tellers liars which probably isn't statistically significant. DW and I have been enjoying watching reruns of 'Lie to Me' lately on Netflix so maybe that helped.
Amazon Prime Instant Video also offers Lie to Me. I'll check it out, thanks.
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I got 7 out of 10 correct. I incorrectly said 3 people were lying when they were telling the truth. I don't put a heck of a lot of store in body language. Sometimes people are just nervous types or socially uncomfortable.
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9/10. My wife was an investigator. Will see how she does.
Turns out she got 5 out of 10. As she pointed out, investigators have more context in which to make their judgments.
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I would have told you that I am not good at picking out liars (I don't think that I am).

But.... I got SCORE:10/10.

I'm stunned.
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Having just spent three hours at a used car dealership, it was easy to tell when I was being lied to: their lips were moving.
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I would have told you that I am not good at picking out liars (I don't think that I am).

But.... I got SCORE:10/10.

I'm stunned.
Definitely a hidden talent.
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Having just spent three hours at a used car dealership, it was easy to tell when I was being lied to: their lips were moving.
Substitute 'politician' for 'used car salesman', and the follow up line is:

The only time a politician isn't lying is when he is claiming that another politician is lying.


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Definitely a hidden talent.
Maybe my Dad's old saying that you can't bullshit a bullshitter is right after all.
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Seven out of ten correct.

Interestingly, had I gone with my "gut," it would have been 9 out of 10. When I first looked at the videos (before they started playing) I thought, "That person looks very uncomfortable and I bet they are lying." However, I found their story believable.

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Funny, I wasn't doing that well at first and then decided to answer in the first few seconds (mostly to get it over with). From that point on I scored 100%.
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The shifty eyes in the liars gave them away pretty well
We should put a few people who suffer from some degreee of Asperger syndrome in the mix - it will definitely skew the test results..
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I sucked worse than I thought I would. Only 6 out of 10. I missed two that were lying, and two that were telling the truth, when I thought otherwise.
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