Wednesday, June 4

Be a Human Polygraph

Ahh, more "tips" on how to spot a liar.

"And if I find out that you've been lying to me, Focker, I will take you down.  Take you down to Chinatown."According to "Your Guide to Marriage" , here's another list for ya (I had posted a shorter list a while ago-- and frankly, I liked that one better)

  • Touching chin, or rubbing their brows.
  • Crossed arms or legs.
  • Playing with hair.
  • A line of perspiration on the brow if it isn't a warm day.
  • Saying "no" several times.
  • Continual denying of accusations.
  • Being extremely defensive.
  • Providing more information and specifics than is necessary or was asked for.
  • Inconsistencies in what is being shared.
  • Body language and facial expressions don't match what is being said such as saying "no", but nodding head up and down.
  • Smugness.
  • May place a barrier such as a desk or chair in front of self.
  • Uncommon calmness.
  • Unwillingness to touch spouse during conversation.
  • Being hesitant.
  • Slouching posture.
  • Rigidity or fidgeting.
  • Differing behaviors. Not acting in a usual fashion.
  • Unnatural or limited arm and hand movements.
  • Partial shrug.
  • Lack of finger pointing.
  • Unusual voice fluctuations, word choice, sentence structure.
  • Stalling the conversation by repetitive use of pauses and comments like "um" or "y'know".
  • Lack of use of contractions. Prefers emphasizing "not" when talking.
  • Avoidance of eye contact, eyes glancing to the right, staring past you, or turning away from you while they are talking. However, some honesty experts, like Stan Walters, say that measuring eye contact isn't an effective tool in detecting deception.
  • Lack of many pronouns while talking.

Hahha this list SO long and elaborately detailing like every nervous tic out there... it makes it seem like every conversation I've had my whole entire life were full of lies!

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