Tradecraft: 5 Ways to Spot a Liar

There is someone in my life that lies to me EVERY DAY.
I used to not know it, then I knew and failed to call out – but now I am straight up with him – YOU ARE LYING – talk to me ONLY when you can tell me the truth!
I have told him I can relate to where he is coming from with his lies. (most are insignificant in the whole scheme of life but …) all are to “protect” either another person from being hurt by the truth or themselves from getting into trouble
He and I are both adult children of longtime alcoholics – we were taught to lie early in life because we saw those around us lying (covering up/ignoring) we were encouraged to do so as well (don’t tell others what just happened) and we love the ones we lie FOR.
He is a young person still — took me till I was around 40 to say NO MORE LIES

The Tactical Hermit

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Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to tell if someone is lying?

We’re going to see what the research has to say on detecting lies, avoiding deception and more. And this is the industrial strength package. We’ll look at how to avoid being deceived by the pros in this arena: con artists.

To get the real answers, I called an expert. Maria Konnikova is a contributing writer at The New Yorker. Her wonderful new book is The Confidence Game.

Maria has insights from research on how you can get better at spotting lies and dodging fraud. She even sat down with real con artists to see how they think and act.

First, a warning: detecting lies is hard. Don’t think there’s a magic bullet. There isn’t. If there was, everyone would use it. And most of what you think you know is wrong. Here’s Maria:

There’s no Pinocchio’s nose of lying. There’s no telltale…

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Author: Lisa the Infidel

I am an #Infidel - born and bred North Carolina.

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