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Sunday, 15 December 2013

How To Spot A Lie: Knowing When Someone Is Lying To You!

Although, working relationships should be built on trust, but sometimes, people will rather tell lies in order to have their way and achieve their aim. Researchers have found that when people lie, their nose actually heats up. Using the thermographic cameras, psychiatrists at university of Granada in Spain, were able to detect an increased temperature in the nose, and regions around the eyes of people who are telling lies. However, this may not be very practicable, as you may obviously not have a thermographic camera, or probably be able to ask someone if you can place your hand over their nose before asking them a question, in order to detect the veracity of the answer. However, there are common body languages clues that often indicates that someone is not telling you the truth. Researchers at Harvard University have also discovered that there are also linguistic clues in the way people answer questions, which could be warning signs of dishonesty. "BODY LANGUAGE DISPLAYS" Watch out for the facial touching and expressions. People who are uncomfortable being dishonest tend to cover their mouth or touch their nose when they're telling a lie. This could be an attempt to hide the micro-facial expressions, and perhaps, due to the sudden heat rush, discovered by the study at university of Granada. Observe carefully what they do with their eyes: While breaking eye contact in itself, isn't a clear indication that someone is lying, as people often look away in order to concentrate or remember details. If there's a distinct change in a person's eye movements, rapid blinking, looking up or down for long periods while speaking, it can indicate dishonesty. Similarly, if they suddenly becomes hyper-focused on starring you in the eye, it could also be an attempt to counteract the looking away factor and convince you of the lie. "FIDGETING" People who are lying often fidgets. Fidgeting is usually caused by discomfort or nervousness. Both of which are symptoms of someone who's worried that they'll be caught for being dishonest. If you're nervous, remember to keep your fidgeting in check. Worse than simply implying a lack of confidence. The Harvard study of linguistic indicators of dishonesty: This research was conducted on people involved in negotiating businesses, where trust was required and money was on the line. Below were the interesting findings. "People who are lying tend to use a lot more words than people who are actually speaking the truth. Probably, because they feel the need to convince their audience of their untrue words, rather than just going straight to the point". Researchers also called this, the 'pinocchio effect' as similar to the pinocchio's nose. The length of the sentence grew along with the lie. "People who also told lies of omission, that is, leaving out relevant information, rather than outright lying, actually went the opposite, using shorter sentences and fewer words than those telling the truth. "People who told outright lies were believed more often than those who attempted to conceal only a part of the truth, by not talking about it. Therefore, (If you really need to conceal the entire truth, you're more likely to get away with it, than making up something with an attempt to avoid the subject matter). "Liars swear more often than people who are actually saying the truth". "Liars used far more third-person pronouns as: (him, her, it, one, they, their, rather than 'i') than people who are saying the truth, or lying by omission. Similarly, they also used much more complex sentence and grammatical structures. Researchers says, it is an attempt to hoodwink their listeners and separate themselves from the dishonesty at the heart of what they're saying. These are few signs to spot a liar, and know when someone is lying to you.