E21 — Suggesting Answers — Deception Tips Podcast
Deception Tip 21: When a target suggests the correct answer, a liar’s face will freeze for less than a split second, like a deer in the headlights. Eyes open and mouth in an ‘O’ shape.
Hello, and welcome to the Deception Tips Podcast, where you will learn amazing cues to detect deceit that will help you read people like never before. I’m your host, Spencer Coffman. Let’s get started.
Welcome to episode 21 of the Deception Tips Podcast. Thanks for tuning in. Last time, we spoke about a great sign of deception that you can see. And, it was a huge myth that many people believe is incorrect.
So, when you’re watching people and detecting deception, watch out for increased eye contact. Liars often display increased eye contact so that they can watch the target believe the lie.
This is completely contradictory to popular belief that says that when people look people in the eye they’re telling the truth. You know the statement, “Look me in the eye so I know you’re telling the truth.” You may have even used it on your kids or someone else.
Or, you maybe have been said it to yourself. Someone may have said that to you and you had to look someone in the eye and tell them whatever. But, the point is that liars often do this because they want to watch the target believe the lie. That is their goal.
A liar’s purpose- their number one purpose- is to convince other people of their lie. Number two: they need to convince themselves of the lie so they can believe it. But, their goal is to be believed.
That’s why they’re telling the lie in the first place. So, if they have the opportunity to watch the target believe the lie, they are going to take it. And, that’s why they often display increased eye contact, to begin with.
However, if the target gives them permission to continue looking into their eyes, then they are golden…