Can You Detect A Liar?
By Lydia Richins, Communications —
Think you know those closest to you? You can detect when they’re being honest and open with you? That might be easier with those you have close relationships with.
The truth of the matter is that people lie. We lie for different reasons, some malicious and some with good intent. It’s important to decipher the difference between harmful and helpful lies that can cause financial harm, embarrassment, or loss of trust.
Despite myths around detecting a lie, there are some behaviors that indicate “psychological anxiety or distress” and reveal that a particular issue bothers the person being questioned.
Joe Navarro, experienced FBI agent and founding member of the FBI’s Behavioral Analyst Unit gave six key indicators of deception:
1. Lip compression.
2. Ventilating behavior, such as pulling on one’s collar or tie.
3. Eye touching. Navarro says humans do this “when something asked of us bothers us.”
4. Touching the neck, which is “something we do when we are anxious or nervous.”
5. Lowering of hiding the thumbs, which “communicates lack of commitment.”
6. Distancing behaviors, such as turning the body away while maintaining eye contact.
After discovering which issue is bothering the subject, the second step is to figure out why they are bothered. Which is why asking the right questions to come in to play.
Lie detection is vital to hiring honest workers and employees. Fortunately, EyeDetect has been developed to provide unprecedented accuracy. EyeDetect is a next-generation lie detector. It measures subtle changes in the eyes to detect deception. It can test job applicants, employees, etc. in just 15-30 minutes.
Photo by / Martin Lopez