Fox network has a really interesting show called Lie To Me that centers around a company of psychologists and analysts who detect when people are telling the truth.
I found myself paying attention to what they focused on when looking for signs of deceit. It’s fascinating to see the facial and visceral reactions that happen when someone is lying to you!
Since we can’t take portable lie detectors dates (do they make these?) do you ever try to decipher if you are being told the truth?
One of our wonderful readers (Thanks Sexy Leggs!) sent me a great article that listed a few signs of deceit:
1. When questioned, deceptive people say as little as possible.
2. Though they say little, they tend to spontaneously give a justification for what they are saying, usually without being prompted.
3. They tend to repeat questions before answering them, perhaps to give themselves time to concoct an answer.
Very interesting, right? Do you ever wander if people are hoodwinking you about something? Do you try to give people you date the benefit of the doubt?
Do you think we all embellish and distort the truth when we are dating because we want to make a good first impression?