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. The Donald Rumsfeld quote appearing at 7:01 is an odd choice. It has nothing to do with the subject of lying and it is a perfectly understandable quote about the subject of intelligence-gathering. I think she shows it because she says the word "confusing". I've seen that Rumsfeld quote on lists of "gibberish," "nonsense" or "B.S." and I have begun to suspect that the people classifying it as that are just unable to grasp the concept, aren't even trying due to partisanship, or are reacting to the repetition of the word "known" in the statement.

  2. sometimes expressions are different by culture: Japanese people sometimes smile when they feel uncomfortable. So you might be angry at a Japanese person then might smile awkwardly and then you could take that as not taking you seriously and get more upset and then it escalates.

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  4. 9:46 "When we hide our lies, our evilness will show it to our face."

    Reason: "Duping Delight." 11:50

    This is because when we lie, we always smile even if it's in expression or inside our feelings.

    This is ALSO because we mostly expect people to not know about our lies.

    And therefore, we smile. And Evil always Smiles Widely and Wildly.

  5. Well I don't know but I get really pissed off and somebody calls me a liar and I haven't done it so I guess when I haven't done it and I got mad about it you guys are calling me a liar that's a bunch of bulshit

  6. The #1 Truth she listed is the most helpful thing she stated. However, I can say from experience that women lie just as much, if not more, than men. Also.. I LOVE she was brave enough to call Obama out for being a liar… that took guts!

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  8. Everything she's saying equates to: "If you're pushy and accusatory, and they react naturally, then they are lying, and the more they deny it the more you know they are lying." This is a lot of bullshit. These 'techniques' are just a way to rationalize that if you suspect someone of lying, you can find 'clues' to confirm you are right.

  9. They should provide examples when they make these claims that people lie all the time. Maybe it would help clarify, because as far as I can tell it just isn't so. I'm not saying I've never indulged in misleading someone when it just seems easier than getting into an elaborate explanation etc., but it's a rare thing.

  10. Omg, the facial expressions of that lying mother is really terrifying, especially that last smile 😥😱

  11. I remember when I was about 5 or 6 years old, my dad told me to wash my face, a while later he asked me if I had washed my face, I said yes, he said, it must have dried a mucky colour!

  12. I've no time for this pseudoscience claptrap!
    According to this woman's criteria I'm a compulsive liar, but my family, friends, acquaintences and colleagues (even my enemies) know this to be false, as some have found to their cost.
    Don't tell me a secret, because, if asked, I'll spill the beans.
    Don't ask my opinion, unless you really want the truth.
    I'm as honest as the day is long, (moreso on short winter days. 😂)
    yet my body language says differently.
    Lying never occurs to me, it just isn't in me.

  13. There are two kinds of people watching this video:
    1. People who want to spot liars
    2. People who want to get better at lying


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