The language of lying

Hi, dear! How are you doing today? 😀

Let’s face it: people lie. They lie to each other and to themselves. Is there a deeper reason why they do it?

We hear about 10 to 200 lies a day. We’ve spent much of our history coming up with ways to detect these lies, but all these methods have proved unreliable. Watch this video that illustrates how we might use communications science to analyze the lies themselves.

Now, after getting aware of how some lies look like through the explanation, please share with us:

  1. Why do you think people lie? Do you agree with the idea exposed by the video?
  2. Have you just found out about an unexpected lie you’ve been told? Would you mind sharing it?

Have a wonderful afternoon! 😀

2 thoughts on “The language of lying

  1. Clara Gomes says:

    Hi teacher!! I think people lie because WE don’t want to admit something that might look bad for yourselves. I totally agree with the idea the video exposes.
    I’m still quite innocent, so I can’t remember about a lie I have been told haha … but this video is going to help me to be more attentive!
    Thanks, kisses

    Liked by 1 person

    • mirellenascimento says:

      Hey, dear! Thanks for sharing your viewpoints with us!
      Hahaha! Ok! To be honest, I am good at detecting when someone lies to me.
      I also agree with you! 🙂
      Hope to see you soon! 😀


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