How to spot a liar | Pamela Meyer

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  • Published on:  Thursday, October 13, 2011
  • On any given day we're lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and "hotspots" used by those trained to recognize deception -- and she argues honesty is a value worth preserving.Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.comThe TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more.Follow TED on Twitter: TED on Facebook: to our channel:
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  • D-rex


     4 years ago +5138

    What if she's lying about how to spot a liar?

  • Shaheer Asim

    Shaheer Asim

     1 months ago +546

    Usually liars have burning pants that's way easier 🤞

  • Faith Arnett

    Faith Arnett

     28 days ago +180

    "Hi, nice to meet you" look I've alright lied within the first sentence lmao

  • OolTube02


     14 days ago +89

    "Marge, it takes two to lie -- one to lie and one to listen." (Homer Simpson)

  • Marc C. E. Wagner

    Marc C. E. Wagner

     1 months ago +174

    Individuals living with anxiety in it's many forms may present with awkward body language just because they feel uncomfortable. Not that they are lying in the least.

  • Ferdy Hoshigaki Tube

    Ferdy Hoshigaki Tube

     3 years ago +1670

    But..but... how do we know that this Woman is not lying to us?

  • Youtube Freak

    Youtube Freak

     3 days ago +21

    I’m going to be soooo much better at lying after watching this

  • texxs01


     1 months ago +127

    A lot of the things she saying indicate lying I actually do when I'm telling the truth because I'm nervous and/or I think the people will not believe me.

  • Oisin Lally

    Oisin Lally

     7 days ago +32

    Always tell the truth and every liar will reveal themselves.

  • Pat Exx

    Pat Exx


    There is another YouTube video by FBI agent Joe Navarro that calls BS on almost everything she says.

  • Sofi Woot

    Sofi Woot

     3 years ago +3017

    The lying mothers face as she did duping delight freaked me out

  • Snakefinger1000


     21 hours ago

    Lie spotting is ok but it has its limitations maybe 60% accuracy however statement analysis has 100% accuracy .

  • TheTexasViper


     6 days ago +16 to spot a liar...WATCH POLITICIANS and learn :-))

  • Kevin W

    Kevin W

     3 days ago +6

    That is soooo easy, just visit Washington D.C. it's where the best liars can be found.

  • Slylie Zeroseven

    Slylie Zeroseven

     1 months ago +90

    My dad lied to me once about getting some milk and coming right back....... That was 20 years ago

  • Clyde x

    Clyde x

     3 years ago +574

    People with social anxiety and serious introverts can show all the symptoms of lying while telling the truth because their whole personality is about being concealed, and they automatically do these things subconsciously. Their fears make them feel like they are lying although they are being truthful.

  • Ronan Mac Craith

    Ronan Mac Craith

     7 days ago +16

    You guys see how to spot lying, but I see how to get better at lying as I am a man of opportunity.

  • Raw Engineer

    Raw Engineer

     1 months ago +99

    "How to Spot a Liar" or "How to be a Better Liar"

  • John Plas

    John Plas

     19 hours ago

    You know he is lying if he is the President of the United States !

  • bob ballard

    bob ballard


    you folks know how to detect a women who lie no worry guy they all do