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Clues to Help Tell if You're Being Lied To in Texts, Email or Online

When you communicate with someone in texts, via email or online, you don't got the kind body language and voice clues you would if you were speaking face-to-face, and that can make it harder to know if they're lying to you. TheWall Street Journal yesterday (May 20th) gave some clues that could help you tell, They are:


  • The use of emphatic language or repeating the same thing over and over again in slightly different ways

  • Language that distances the writer from the reader, such as leaving out personal pronouns and references to themselves in a story

  • Unanswered questions, in which the other person hedges or changes the subject

  • Noncommittal statements like "pretty sure," "probably," "must have" or "maybe"

  • Qualifying statements, like "to be honest," "there is nothing to worry about" or "I hate to tell you this"

  • Tense hopping -- Someone describing an event in the past usually uses the past tense, but if midway through a story they start lying, they see what they're making up in their head and can change to the present tense.


Ryan
@RCPanik_B93 

Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7:52:46 AM
 
 
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