Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar

Uploaded on Oct 13, 2011 by TED 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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6 thoughts on “Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar

  1. Yep, good video, however how can I trust a lier. If ya listen to her ya cannot trust her either as by what she said towards the start of the video is that we are all liers. All the same, good video. 😎 🙂

      1. I sat across a table from a couple of US DoD Inspector General types trying to accuse me of everything from JFK to Waco….(while I lived in Japan, ha!)….but halfway through the interview..I got up and walked out and told them to blow the interview out their biased asses…the guy playing “Good-Cop” got up and chased me down the hallway…trying to encourage me back in the room….

        If you ain’t lying….you do not let them intimidate you …no need to worry…the tape recorded conversation between my bosses, directing me to participate in illegal conduct helped…but I was never going to sacrifice my principles to government thugs…

        RJ O’Guillory
        Webster Groves – The Life of an Insane Family

        RJ O’Guillory

  2. Gore’s Global Warming Secret

    You’ll never guess what initially inspired Al Gore’s “temperature” mania – the one that’s raised our tempers.
    Well, Gore is from Tennessee where you can hear Bible belt preachers warning about “Hell fire” in the next life.
    And Gore, concerned about this life, is surrounded by those who also know about the prediction in Revelation (chapter 16) of the coming time when a change in the sun will result in humans being “scorched with great heat”!
    It wouldn’t be convenient if folks were to discover that Gore, a liberal, was influenced by the handbook closely associated with Christian fundamentalists!
    If Tennessee fundy preachers could look at the same predictions-packed apocalyptic book and stretch forward in time some future events, Gore could surely do the same thing and stretch forward the “great heat” and turn it into cold cash.
    All of us are well aware of the incredible influence that the Gore-orrhea plague has had on the whole world including the White House!
    But Gore’s overlooked another Bible verse which says that “there is nothing hid that shall not be revealed.”
    The real “inconvenient truth” is that the SS Al Gore is now stuck in ice – and what we need is a Gorebreaker!

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