The 10 Tell-Tale Signs of Deception

If you have ever watched the show “Lie to Me” you know that you can spot a liar by their micro expressions.  A micro expression is described as being an ” involuntary facial expression shown on the face of humans according to emotions experienced.” You may not be able to spot a micro expression just yet but according to an article by Paul M. Clikeman, PH.D.,CFE there are 10 tell-tale signs of deception.

  • Lack of Self-Reference – truthfully people tend to use “I” to describe their actions.
  • Verb Tense – truthful people will use events in the past tense.
  • Answering Questions with Questions
  • Equivocation – avoiding questions with statements of uncertainty or vague statements.
  • Oaths – giving as little information as possible.
  • Euphemisms – using mild of vague synonyms to the action.
  • Alluding to Actions
  • Lack of Detail – keep statements simple and brief.
  • Narrative Balance
  • Mean Length of Utterance

To read more in-depth the 10 tell-tale signs read the entire article HERE.





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