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Can you tell when someone is lying?

This article had a couple of interesting points:

"One intriguing strategy is to demand that suspects tell their stories in reverse.

Another strategy for increasing liars' cognitive burden is to insist that suspects maintain eye contact."

I would imagine that would work with both kids AND cheating husbands! 


Asked by tasches at 7:51 PM on Apr. 12, 2011 in Relationships

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Answers (5)
  • When my 8 year old niece lie, her eyes get really big, and she stutters.

    Answer by ambr2006 at 7:55 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • I can tell when my ex is lying even over the phone... I just have the feeling .

    Answer by zip10469 at 7:54 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • Very interesting read thanks for the input (places pink on side of mouth)

    Answer by luvmygrlz at 8:00 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • I almost always know if my kids or my brother are lying to me. With everyone else, I think I'm slightly above par in terms of lie detection.

    Answer by lytate95 at 9:27 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • Tone of voice, talking to much or trying to make little of something, facial gestures and moving too much usually tell me someone is lying. Also if they can look me in the eye but the rest of the face seems to emotionless it's also a sign to me. Usually good at telling if someone lies.

    Answer by TwinkleLites at 12:11 AM on Apr. 13, 2011