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Saturday, January 22, 2005

How To Detect Liars

Interesting site that details techniques used by security professionals to detect if someone is lying:

• Physical expression will be limited and stiff, with few arm and hand movements. Hand, arm and leg movement are toward their own body the liar takes up less space.

• Timing and duration of emotional gestures and emotions are off a normal pace. The display of emotion is delayed, stays longer it would naturally, then stops suddenly

• Hands touching their face, throat & mouth. Touching or scratching the nose or behind their ear. Not likely to touch his chest/heart with an open hand.

• Last name is DeLay

Okay fine I added that last one. But some people might find the information helpful in dealing with the next four years, if the simple fact that their mouths are open isn't proof enough for you.