How to spot a liar | Pamela Meyer


On any given day we’re lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie 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. I guarantee I can lie to this white lady, and swear she'd never know. I'm from NYC, and lying is embedded in our hustle and bustle culture, but more importantly, you had to lie to just to get home at night(ie. If a street thug asks how much money you got, you tell him I don't even have a job, to save your life!

  2. ok… also my facial expressions are kind of mixed up, so once I made one of those contempt faces when someone in my class asked for my stopwatch, but really I was just thinking, 'why cant you get one yourself but nvm ill give you my stopwatch anyways'

  3. I wish i could catch someone I believe has lied and lied to me and still lies to me. I hate when they blatantly lie to me.

  4. she's right, but i think the world not easy like that to see someone lying or not. the creepy that we have genius liar, not because the show no behaviors like they are lying. the point is, they lie themseft, they make not only the people they talk with but also them to believe that their lier is the truth.
    if we met someone like that, could we know which is the truth?

  5. That woman who shot her kids, when she smiled I just retracted in on myself. I've never felt a genuine feeling of "run away" from a video before that

  6. When I lie I just believe in my lie, if lied that I never saw something I start to forget it and act like usual. Weird

  7. 13:26 that's really not the only asymmetrical expression
    1). when you are squinting in the sun
    2).Just plain smiling
    3). raising an eyebrow
    and if you think about it you realize more and more examples.

  8. The baby crying isn't "lying" or "faking." For a baby crying is a means of signaling and communicating. There's no reason to think that it isn't completely sincere.


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