Friday, January 31, 2014

spotting a lie


1. A denial using the formal form of speech (I did not have sex ..)  2.  Using distancing language (.. with that woman) 3. Using qualifying language (in all candor ..) 4. frozen upper body (..not fidgeting) 5. Unusually good eye contact  6. Smiling with eyes wide open (..a real smile involves squinting a little) 7. Using too much detail in irrelevant places 8. A too-strict chronology of events (sounds rehearsed) 9. Shaking the head (no) when expressing an affirmative (I will take a paternity test ..) 10. Turning anger into contempt (one-sided sneer ..Dick  Cheney) 11. Duping smile (OJ Simpson ..in court turning and smiling)