The majority of people can’t go 10 minutes without telling a lie, which is slightly alarming. Researchers claim 60 per cent of people lie at least once every ten minutes.
That means probably you. Dirty big liars.
Not all lies are big, evil, hairy ones. They can be as simple as, “The bus got stuck in traffic” or “Yes, I worked on that report all night.”
Instead of regarding everything everyone says to you with suspicion…sure you didn’t eat the last biscuit…there are some simple ways to tell if someone is lying. Learn them, and then take them to your next Poker game.
"We tell 10-200 lies a day," Noah said, talking about his lesson for the youth and education initiative. "We lie partly to paint a better picture of ourselves, connecting our fantasies to the person we wish we were rather than the person we are."
"Stories based on imaginative experiences are qualitatively different from those based on real experiences. This suggests that creating a false story about a personal topic takes work and results in a different pattern of language use."
The first four of these tips come from a research technique called "linguistic text analysis" and the next four are more traditional methods of sussing out a liar.