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 Stu Dunn

I have three major professional areas in my life: Team Dunn Real Estate (Harcourts Real Estate with my beautiful wife Bridget), SDL (Behavioural Science Consulting) and Qian Li Dao Academy NZ (Wing Chun Kung Fu). Stu & Bridget Dunn Real Estate: Providing awesome service and results through our approachable, professional and effective real estate services. http://stubridget.harcourts.co.nz/ SDL: SDL helps our clients to understand non-verbal communication and to avoid deception. We do this by providing online courses, training and specialist advice in areas of behaviour, emotional analysis and detecting deception. Both my wife Bridget and I are also FACS certified. I have also written an International Best Seller, True Lies; A Guide To Reading Faces, Interpreting Body Language & Detecting Deception In The Real World. www.MicroExpressions.co.nz, www.facebook.com/sdlmicroexpressions & www.StuDunn.com Qian Li Dao Academy NZ (Wing Chun Kung Fu): The Wing Chun System, known for its incredible speed, powerful straight punches & Chi Sao (contact reflex training), relies on angling & body mechanics rather than brute force. www.QianLiDao.co.nz
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