Jason Hanson joins us once again to give us ways to tell if someone is lying to you. Take a look at these tips that Jason learned from his time in the CIA and become a human lie detector.
Jason gives us these methods:
- Honest people are not easily offended, dishonest people may act overly defensive. If someone gets overly offended if you suggest they did something wrong, that may be a sign that they’re hiding something. Honest people will simply tell you “no.”
- Honest people give direct answers, dishonest people do not. If someone responds to an accusation with stories of all the good things they do, but they never actually say they didn’t do it, they might be trying to distract you, rather than actually answer the question.
- A guilty person will often recommend the least amount of punishment for a wrongdoing. If someone did something wrong, and you ask everyone what the punishment should be for the guilty person, most people would suggest a reasonable punishment, but the guilty person may offer up something less severe.
None of these are necessarily proof someone is lying, but these can be used to get a better idea if something dishonest is going on.