Can you recognize your partner’s lies? Do you often give compliments to others more because it’s part of politeness rather than being honest? Many people find it easy to recognize lies… hmm, really? According to Behavioral Psychology, many people are not easy to see the truth in lies. So what are the myths about lying? Let’s find out:
Not everyone lies.
It’s a pity that everyone has lied. Lying has indeed become a part of human life. According to university of Virginia research, the average human, male or female will at least lie 1- 5 times a day. Of course, not all lie seriously. Being polite and giving compliments is also often given as part of politeness only but is not said to show honesty.
Females are easier to recognize lies than males.
This is also not true. The average person very badly discovers lies. In fact, it is not uncommon to have been unable to recognize the same lie many times. Do you want to know the truth about your cheating partner, your child taking drugs, the person closest to you stealing your money? These things are very difficult to accept, often a target of lies just follows the liar even though it is misleading. This happens because reality is often scary and full of disappointment.
Psychopaths are perfect liars.
In reality, psychopaths are no more shrewd at lying than the average person, but they have the ability to fascinate that can often make us want to believe, and then indeed we do.
The movement of the eyes towards the right or towards the left indicates a lie.
Not True! According to the research of psychologist Richard Wiseman at the University of Hertfordshire, this is not related. Unfortunately, this belief is still quite strongly trusted by many people. Not even a few job reviewers in many organizations still hold this.
Micro expressions are evidence of lies.
Facial expressions at a glance/minor can indeed indicate one’s emotions, feelings but are not a reliable indicator of knowing one’s lies. For example, when you ask your subordinates about the results of their work. He looked shocked and trembled slightly. It could be because he feels uncomfortable with your question but not to cover something up.
It is easier for us to lie to strangers than people we know.
It’s wrong too! On average, a person will lie 3 times more in the first 10 minutes we have a conversation with a stranger. But, we lie also with people we know. Workmates are easier to lie to each other than to new people. Couples who date give lies of at least 1 lie at 1 meeting out of 3 meetings. Teenagers are also most prone to commit lies to parents.