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How to Detect a Lie
How to be a lie detector
Although I’m not much of a gambler, I have found that in some situations gambling techniques such as reading people’s faces can be extremely beneficial. I was taught this technique as a valuable sales tool. This allows me to see who is giving me straight answers and who is wasting my time. A person’s eyes will reveal many things. One of the biggest signs that indicate you are being lied to is the lack of eye contact. Here are some helpful tips on how to tell if you’re getting an honest answer or not. Keep in mind these methods are not always 100% accurate, and you will need to practice some discernment, common sense and gut instincts, but for the most part this system is pretty darn accurate. I’m sure you’ll have fun testing this out.
I already have mentioned the first red flag that being the avoidance of any eye contact. Next, ask the person a series of questions that you not only know the answers to, but know that they will answer accurately and honestly. These can be silly little questions such as, how many cards are in a deck of cards, or what’s your favorite ice cream flavor, etc. The key is to see which direction they move their eyes as they answer the questions. Everyone is different, as some may move their eyes to the right and some to the left. After you have one, asked enough questions that you know they are honestly answering, and two, have identified the direction pattern of their eye movement, you can ask the big question. If they move their eyes in the opposite direction, chances are they are giving you a big fat lie.
I wish I could remember the science of what is going on with the brain as this is all happening, but all I know is that I have tested it out and was surprised that it does work. It made me feel a little more confident as to whether or not I was getting straight answers or not. Although this was taught to me in a sales training seminar, it can obviously be applied in any situation that requires an honest answer. So try it out today and let me know how you made out!