Truths about Lies

One lie is enough to questions all truths.

We speak. Yes we do speak, not every time we speak truth; sometimes we tell lies. It all depends upon the situation and the person we are talking with.

So….

Everybody lies sometimes:

The average child begins to tell lies between the ages of 2 and 3.

When meeting someone new, the average person will lie 2 to 3 times in 10 minutes.

Most people lie about 4 times a day
Which adds up to an average of 1,460 lies every year. Men lie an average of 6 times a day. Women lie an average of 3 times.

NOTHING’S WRONG I’M FINE

is the most common lie told by both genders.

We lie for a lot of reasons,

but among the most common are….

TO MAKE OURSELVES LOOK GOOD
33% of people admit to lying on their resumes.

TO GET OUT OF TROUBLE
40% of Patients say they’ve lied to their doctor about following a prescribed treatment plan.

TO AVOID HURTING SOMEONE’S FEELINGS
80% of women say they sometimes tell harmless white lies.

But not all lies are harmless:

SOME ARE UNFAIR
9 in 10 middle schoolers admit to regularly cheating on homework.

SOME ARE COSTLY
Over 15 million Americans are victim to identity fraud annually, costing about $50 billion in damages.

SOME IMPACT RELATIONSHIPS
57% of men admit to infidelity in a past or present relationship. 54% of women admit to the same.

UNFORTUNATELY THE AVERAGE PERSON CAN ONLY SPOT A LIE ABOUT 50% OF THE TIME.

Here’s what tricks criminal investigatiors use to spot a liar:

If person is lying in front of you, they tend to

  • Avoid eye-contact and appear as small as possible.
  • Speak without inflection and give rambling answers.
  • Touch their face or mouth often, and avoid touching their chest or heart.

If the person is lying in his messages or letters, they tend to

  • Avoid using the world “I” as much as possible, and they use “you”.
  • Use negation i.e., saying “not sad” rather than “happy”.
  • They try to be honest, prefacing things with phrases like ” to be honest “.

Whether you are telling a Lie or think someone else is… these signs will help you to detect the liar.

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