How To Sniff Out A Liar - Forbes.com
While there is no surefire on-the-spot way to sniff out dissemblers, there are some helpful tactics for uncovering untruths. Liars often give short or one-word responses to questions, while truth tellers are more likely to flesh out their answers. A liar provides fewer details & uses fewer words than an honest person, and talks for a smaller percentage of the conversation. Liars are often reluctant to admit ordinary storytelling mistakes. When honest people tell stories, they may realize partway through that they left out some details and would unselfconsciously backtrack to fill in holes. They also may realize a previous statement wasn't quite right, and go back and explain further. Liars, on the other hand, "are worried that someone might catch them in a lie and are reluctant to admit to such ordinary imperfections,"
Liars often give short or one-word responses to questions, while truth tellers are more likely to flesh out their answers. According to a 2003 study by DePaulo, a liar provides fewer details and uses fewer words t
Everyone stretches the truth a little. Here's what to look for (and how not to get found out).Seven Lies About Lying (Part 1) - Errol Morris Blog - NYTimes.com
Great Errol Morris series about lies and lying http://bit.ly/CgUcb [from http://twitter.com/pkedrosky/statuses/3208516239]
Errol Morris interviews Ricky Jay.Twenty-six Lies About H.R. 3200 | FactCheck.org
health reform bill chain-email includes 26 lies, 18 misleading statements, 4 truths. this lists all of them.
"A notorious analysis of the House health care bill contains 48 claims. Twenty-six of them are false and the rest mostly misleading. Only four are true."
We examined each of the e-mail’s claims, finding 26 of them to be false and 18 to be misleading, only partly true or half true. Only four are accurate.The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
뉴욕타임즈 전 칼럼니스트 앤드류 설리번, 칼럼모음 수록.
Some readers have asked me to put all the various odd lies of Sarah Palin that the Dish has compiled in one helpful place. So that's what we've done. A couple of months ago, I asked an intern to re-fact-check all of them to make sure new details hadn't emerged that might debunk some. And I also asked to get any subsequent statements by Palin that acknowledged that she had erred in any of these statements that are easily rebuttable by facts in the public record and apologized and corrected. She has not. Since this was a vast project over the last ten months, it's possible there are some nuances or errors that need fixing. Please tell us if you find one and we'll acknowledge and fix. But it has been put through the ringer a few times. After you have read these, ask yourself: what wouldn't Sarah Palin lie about if she felt she had to?Top 10 Secrets of Effective Liars | Psychology Today
lies and stats from OK Cupid http://bit.ly/aY1kX1 :)
OK Cupid crunches the numbers on the biggest lies in online dating: http://bit.ly/9zheTf
// Cool data
"People do everything they can in their OkCupid profiles to make themselves seem awesome, and surely many of our users genuinely are. But it's very hard for the casual browser to tell truth from fiction. With our behind-the-scenes perspective, we're able to shed some light on some typical claims and the likely realities behind them."
Another amazing data analysis post from OkCupid
I'm married, but I love love love when OKCupid goes all data on us.
Interesting analysis of information gathered from OK Cupid (dating site) vs. norm.