Posts tagged lies
NOTE: It should be common sense, but I feel I have to say it
This does not apply if your lie is ridiculous and outrageous. People will definitely notice it then.
MH

NOTE: It should be common sense, but I feel I have to say it

This does not apply if your lie is ridiculous and outrageous. People will definitely notice it then.

MH

The point is to talk to your target about “cool ways to spot liars!” which are completely fake, but plausible. Tell them that liars look over a person’s left shoulder, or that they tend to stand with their feet together. Make it seem convincing. 
Now in the same way that you become more aware of your food choices (shortly) after watching a television special on nutrition, that person will be on the lookout for those signs. This means that when you tell your lie, say the next day, they will be on the lookout for all the wrong things. An added bonus is that they will likely not suspect the person that told them the tricks to be lying. 
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The point is to talk to your target about “cool ways to spot liars!” which are completely fake, but plausible. Tell them that liars look over a person’s left shoulder, or that they tend to stand with their feet together. Make it seem convincing. 

Now in the same way that you become more aware of your food choices (shortly) after watching a television special on nutrition, that person will be on the lookout for those signs. This means that when you tell your lie, say the next day, they will be on the lookout for all the wrong things. An added bonus is that they will likely not suspect the person that told them the tricks to be lying. 

MH

For example, if you wish to use “I had to drive my sister to the airport” as an excuse for an event you missed, try inventing other ways the invented situation impacted your life. You could tell a coworker, someone completely unrelated and to whom the lie has no importance, that the cake you ate at lunch was a “thank you” from your sister for having picked her up. 
Adding these dimensions allows you to believe your own lie more easily, and consequently you will give off much fewer signs that you are.
MH

For example, if you wish to use “I had to drive my sister to the airport” as an excuse for an event you missed, try inventing other ways the invented situation impacted your life. You could tell a coworker, someone completely unrelated and to whom the lie has no importance, that the cake you ate at lunch was a “thank you” from your sister for having picked her up. 

Adding these dimensions allows you to believe your own lie more easily, and consequently you will give off much fewer signs that you are.

MH

Some reports express being a completely different person with different stories according to the individual they are in contact with. This is an incredible mental strain since it requires remembering and organising life events and personas. They are often found out because they slip up a story, or tell one too large for others to believe. Keep in mind that they are, in general, no smarter than the average, and take on a very challenging task. 
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Some reports express being a completely different person with different stories according to the individual they are in contact with. This is an incredible mental strain since it requires remembering and organising life events and personas. They are often found out because they slip up a story, or tell one too large for others to believe. Keep in mind that they are, in general, no smarter than the average, and take on a very challenging task. 

MH

Though not officially a mental illness, it is often an indicator of other underlying psychological problems. 
Up next: the “double-consciousness” of the pathological liar.
MH

Though not officially a mental illness, it is often an indicator of other underlying psychological problems. 

Up next: the “double-consciousness” of the pathological liar.

MH

A study was done where a text was written about a person, and subjects had to share their opinion of them after reading it. Within the text were lies, typed in red, and truths, typed out in green. The study showed that even though subjects knew what the lies were, their opinion still carried some bias based on them. 
When an ad runs a false (or even semi false) claim, they are in fact influencing the opinion of loads of people why might fancy themselves able to separate truth from lie.
MH

A study was done where a text was written about a person, and subjects had to share their opinion of them after reading it. Within the text were lies, typed in red, and truths, typed out in green. The study showed that even though subjects knew what the lies were, their opinion still carried some bias based on them. 

When an ad runs a false (or even semi false) claim, they are in fact influencing the opinion of loads of people why might fancy themselves able to separate truth from lie.

MH

Interestingly enough, children with siblings develop the ability to orchestrate elaborate and manipulative lies earlier than those who don’t.
Some children manage to spin lies so enormous they are invisible to all but their older brothers.
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Interestingly enough, children with siblings develop the ability to orchestrate elaborate and manipulative lies earlier than those who don’t.

Some children manage to spin lies so enormous they are invisible to all but their older brothers.

MH

Please note that pathological liars are not, in general, more cunning or manipulative than others. It is a habit, much like nail biting or hair twirling. 
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Please note that pathological liars are not, in general, more cunning or manipulative than others. It is a habit, much like nail biting or hair twirling. 

MH

The technique has proven to be a headache in the past. The only way to take down the palace is with a battering ram of questions over long periods of time, hoping for a slip up.
If you wish to pick up the technique, I recommend the Rhetorica Ad Herennium credited to Cicero. The read is laborious and the practice is intense, but the result is overall pleasing.
MH

The technique has proven to be a headache in the past. The only way to take down the palace is with a battering ram of questions over long periods of time, hoping for a slip up.

If you wish to pick up the technique, I recommend the Rhetorica Ad Herennium credited to Cicero. The read is laborious and the practice is intense, but the result is overall pleasing.

MH

Attempt, for a moment, to imagine yourself at a party you’d never be invited to. Now picture having to tell someone you went… without having set foot there. Chances are you’d describe the throng of people, the red drink glasses, but would completely neglect to imagine how the beer tasted, or what songs played. 
Switch to the role of interrogator, and picture just how obvious a lie can be when you have all the sensory information the liar neglected to dream up.
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Attempt, for a moment, to imagine yourself at a party you’d never be invited to. Now picture having to tell someone you went… without having set foot there. Chances are you’d describe the throng of people, the red drink glasses, but would completely neglect to imagine how the beer tasted, or what songs played. 

Switch to the role of interrogator, and picture just how obvious a lie can be when you have all the sensory information the liar neglected to dream up.

MH

This all stems from the fact that having something to look forward to can make your happier, even if that thing is a less severe punishment. Remember: Happy people are always easier to extract information from.
MH

This all stems from the fact that having something to look forward to can make your happier, even if that thing is a less severe punishment. Remember: Happy people are always easier to extract information from.

MH