What if you could spot a lie just by listening to the wording people use as they spin their deception? With this skill up your sleeve, there’s no need for expensive, unreliable lie-detecting instruments.
By understanding a few basic principles of communication science, you will note some simple indicators when someone is being dishonest.
But before you get too sassy with your “Lie to Me” skills, Noah Zandan says that a lot of people lie, even to themselves, without even noticing. It’s because we try to build an ideal image of ourselves to present to the world.
Therefore, don’t be too hard on people trying to “save face.”
Compassion is by far a greater vantage point!