Being able to lie without other people knowing it is a very useful skill for some professions. For example, to be a great actor you have to be able to pretend and make other people believe in what you are saying. In order to make a sale some salespeople have to exaggerate qualities of their goods, and some politicians have to be able to lie to avoid scandal. However, as most of us are not looking to hire people who are good at lying and want to find the ones who tell truth about them.
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There are lots of books, movies and articles on how to recognize a liar. This article is a brief collection of three most common mistakes liars make and how easy it can be to reveal them.
“The land of is”
The easiest way to tell if a person is lying or not is to ask them ‘yes’ and ‘no’ questions. The moment the person tries to avoid the answer. The notion of the land is appeared after the statement by President Clinton “It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is. If ‘is’ means is and never has been, that’s one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement.” A liar would use any opportunity to give a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer.
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