Saturday, October 30, 2004

Eight Ways to Tell If Someone is Lying To You

Bill's Comment: I found this piece in a folder, as I was cleaning out my workspace. It is valid for both politics and life in general. Enjoy!

Eight Ways to Tell If Someone Is Lying to You by Marty Nemco

Top Eight List of Suspicious Behaviors

1. A change in the voice's pitch.,

2. A change in the rate of speech.,

3. A sudden increase in the number of "ums" and "ahs".,

4. A change in eye contact. Normally, one makes eye contact one-quarter to one-half of the time. If suddenly, at the convenient moment to lie, he's staring at you or looking away, beware.,

5. Turning his body away from you, even if just slightly.,

6. Suddenly being able to see the white on the top and bottom of a person's eyes, not just the sides.,

7. A hand reaching, even if momentarily, to cover part of the face, especially the mouth.

8. Nervous movement of feet or legs.

Other points of noteworthiness:

* Look for suspicious behaviors
- Watch the person when talking about innocuous issues.

* A Mixed Signal
- "To Tell the Truth"- words, face, and body language are all congruent.

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