5 Lying Myths

Liar1) Touching the Face: Not only is body language the least reliable channel of predicting if someone is lying, manipulators and pacifiers are something a lot of people already know about – and therefore – one of the first things a liar may try not to do.

2) Making Eye Contact: Studies have shown people who lie actually make more eye contact (than their usual baseline), as they want to see if you believe them or not.

3) Moving Uncomfortably & Fidgeting: You might be naturally “fidgety” or it could indicate you’re experiencing elevated stress – which still doesn’t “mean” you’re lying – just that you are experiencing stress.

4) Pausing & Speech Disfluencies: Without knowing an individual’s baseline and being aware of the context, people can mistake these for signs of deceit. Are they having to think hard, or are they under stress? This alone is not enough.

5) Poor Memory: If someone can’t recall an event, it doesn’t mean they’re lying. People can forget things – what to look out for is how convenient it may be to forget details.

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About Bridget Dunn

A real estate professional since 2012, Bridget is known for integrity, diplomacy and sincerity in all her dealings. She has first and foremost strived to be someone in whom her clients and colleagues can put their trust and faith. Treating clients like family is both a guiding principal and way of life for Bridget. She is dedicated to listening intently to her clients needs and providing the best possible advice, from how to get the best sales result for their home, to matching individuals and families with the properties that best suit their needs.
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