Video – Are You A Good Liar? This Short Test Will Reveal If You Are In Less Than 5 Seconds!

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There is not a person in this world who doesn’t lie sometimes.  Robert Feldman, a researcher at the University of Massachusetts, did research on lying in 2002, and found that people lied on average 2 to 3 minutes during a ten minute conversation.  That is somewhat astounding; most of us would never think that we lie with such ease!

Perhaps we lie in such subtle ways that we don’t even perceive what we are saying as an untruth.  However, if we consciously paid attention, perhaps we would find that this may be true, as lying comes in different forms.  We can lie through “commission”;

that is just boldly saying something that just isn’t true; those are the kinds of lies we are more conscious of.  You can lie by “omission; leaving something out is a another form of lying.  Last but not least, is telling a “half-truth”, leading the person listening to us to believe something that isn’t completely true.

Why do we lie?  There is the “white lie”, which we tell ourselves is necessary in order to spare someone’s feelings.  Less altruistic reasons are fear of punishment and wanting people to think of you in a certain light.  Lying is known to cause stress that can lead to anxiety and depression.

Being found out is a partial reason for the stress, but more consequential is going through life being inauthentic, for fear that you are not good enough as you are.  If lying dominates your life, you never really form healthy connections with others, which leads to true loneliness.

The exercise you will be asked to perform in the video below is a quick one.  Depending on how you do it, will indicate whether you are hyper vigilant  of how others see you, are highly invested in being the center of attention and tend to be a good liar.

If you perform the task differently, you tend to be an introvert and not good at lying.  A rationale is offered for this analysis.  Let us know if this interpretation makes sense to you and whether it corresponds to how you see yourself.

So, are you a good liar? Let us know!

Please Share This With Your Family and Friends To See If They Are Good Liars