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.

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  • The L Rodrigues

    The L Rodrigues

     4 hours ago


  • SB User

    SB User

     9 hours ago

    How to spot a liar :
    1. Their noses get a little bit longer each time they lie.
    2. Their pants are on fire.
    Follow these tips, and you will be able to spot a liar instantly!

  • Daniel Hendle

    Daniel Hendle

     16 hours ago

    Our society is a tangled web of lies

  • amy bastian

    amy bastian

     17 hours ago

    And many times they are deceptive transgenders whos anatomy reveals them for the liars they are . Huge male skull hidden by massive hair , deep set male eyes, no female form or hips, large male hands , huge feet . Once you see it , you cant unsee it .Isnt that right Pamela ?

  • العنود الكثيري

    العنود الكثيري

     19 hours ago


  • Kent Smellman

    Kent Smellman


    Very boring and contrived presentation.

  • Emm Bee

    Emm Bee


    fingers can chatter from anger and frustration because no one is listening / people are lying,and this is also a reason to distance oneself, people look down when reluctant to tell the full truth ie try to modify answer because they already know that bring the truth to light is going to bring them trouble / threaten their job / are unlikely to be believed - this is trying to tell the truth against the wave of opinion against you, in fact i have even fond that arranging details in chronological order helps to make sense of events - the trouble is that when the liars are in charge, liars are protected and everyone will leap on symptoms to prove that the truth tellers are liars

  • Sergio Zaza

    Sergio Zaza


    Correction typo " throw in Freud " apologies .

  • Sergio Zaza

    Sergio Zaza


    What a complete lot of condescending dribble , the usual quotes , the experts say , through in Freud ......... now there's an uber idiot ! Oh did she mention that she wrote a book ,? she's an author .. for that matter , those who graffiti toilet walls are authors . This individual carries as much credence as fart in a pickle jar .

  • kato



    If I read her book can I be a better liar?

  • John Ryan

    John Ryan


    I would love for this lady to do a video on Trump.

  • Go F Urself

    Go F Urself


    Seminars about spotting liars...does it get more pathetic, really? The worst part is the people watching this in there bed, or on there couch with that “vested” interest like there going to walk away from this OR ANYTHING ON YOUTUBE with a new perspective. Nope, Impossible, and if you do think you’ll leave this within anything resembling an awakening, well you are...............lying to yourself. There, you’re welcome.

  • Bob Eden

    Bob Eden


    I prefer to use my Intuition. You can't hide from an empath!

  • Mrad Soubra

    Mrad Soubra


    I bet the humanty if there is a non lier nowadays including myself

  • Ron Stash

    Ron Stash

     2 days ago

    If this stuff worked people would practice how to look like they're telling the truth when they're lying. This is bullschiff.

  • Matt W.

    Matt W.

     2 days ago

    Everyone thinks they can do a TED talk now.

  • أإأبـہ͜͡ـن شـہ͜͡ـيـہہـوפوخ

    أإأبـہ͜͡ـن شـہ͜͡ـيـہہـوפوخ

     2 days ago


  • محمد قصي

    محمد قصي

     2 days ago

    مرحبالع9ع9غع677 من كل من لا 8?في هذه المرحلة الحرجة. في الحالة فقد 84 من كل ههه8 8777778

  • muadhib001


     2 days ago

    Simple : the liar's face is orange

  • bonran


     2 days ago

    She is a Republican rightist.