How to Spot a Liar
Let’s face it, we all lie. Many of those lies are innocent white lies with the intent of making the other person look or feel better (That jacket looks great on you!) but other lies are much more hurtful and impactful (think: the Fyre Festival).
Most people can’t spot a lie because humans are wired to believe one another. In this episode of Confident Communications, I’m sharing the common reasons we lie, which gender is more likely to lie, the lies each gender tell and which gestures can be misconstrued as lying (and which are dead giveaways for lies).
Not only that, but I’ll use a simple trick that will tell you whether you’re more prone to telling lies.
This episode is for parents, spouses, colleagues, customers, leaders–anyone who wants to become a human lie detector. I’m not going to lie…It will come in handy!
Mentioned in this Episode
- Fyre festival documentaries on Hulu and Netflix
- By age of 4, 90% of children will understand the concept of a lie
- 60% of adults can’t have a 10 min conversation without lying at least once
- Men lie twice as much as women
- Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception by Pamela Meyer
- Chris Watts home search
- Alex Rodriguez admits to using steroids
- Bill Clinton – I did not have sexual relations with that woman
Molly McPherson, M.S., APR, combines her knowledge of current communication practices with years of news and PR experience to develop the right plans and messaging for clients to protect and build their reputations. Molly founded the Communicate with Confidence Leadership Training Program and frequently speaks on crisis communications, public relations and social media.
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