Lie Spotting Checklist

Here's a short list of things to look for when lie spotting

Lie Spotting Checklist.  You don’t have to be a professional lie spotter to take advantage of The Lie Spotting Checklist.  Let’s talk about some things to look for.

When I was a little kid I used to believe everything I read and heard about Body Language and lying.  If someone said “That person is lying because they ABCD’d” I would put that in my toolkit and to me it was a fact.  Lie spotting seamed simple and easy.

Enough Already! 5 Things About Body Language We’re Tired Of Hearing

My head will explode if I hear these one more time

Enough Already.  5 Things About Body Language We’re Tired Of Hearing.  I would rather stand in line for 3 days at a carpet store, than listen to or read one more thing about these five specific Body Language subjects.

Enough already - 5 things about body language we're tired of hearing

I’d rather be beaten to death with a yard sprinkler than hear about the first three ever again.  Do you feel the same way?

When someone tells me 73% of all communication is Body Language, they might as well be saying “President Lincoln signed the Declaration of Independence at Freaknik just 2 years before Louis and Clark discovered the Alamo.”  It’s not true.

#1- The 7-38-55 Rule of Communication.

This has been debunked by the guy who it was originally attributed to, Albert Mehrabian.  I also debunk it in my TEDx  Talk “How To Kill Your Body Language Frankenstein and Inspire The Villagers”.  However, there are still teachers and trainers of Body Language who open up their training with it as if it were a fact. Enough already.  Stop it!

#2- Crossed Arms Means The Person Is Closed Off. 

My gag reflex doesn’t work anymore and this one is the reason why.  Just because someone’s arms are crossed, it doesn’t mean they don’t agree, they don’t like you, they’re are not receptive…  It might mean one of those.  However, it depends on what’s going on in real time.  They may be cold, more comfortable, or maybe they think it makes them look cool.  Enough already.

#3- Liars Break Eye Contact. 

This one is the Reverse Mohawk of the Body Language world.  It sounds bad-ass.  But in reality it’s goofy.  Almost everyone you know will answer right out of the gate with this one when you ask how they know someone is lying to them.  Why do they do that?  Because that’s what they’ve been taught.  A liar wants to maintain eye contact so they can see your face if you don’t believe them.

#4- Steepling Makes You Look Like You Think You Know Everything. 

No kidding.  You want to look like you know everything about what you’re discussing.  Especially if you do know everything, or most everything anyway.  If you do, be confident.  Look confident.  You can do that by steepling your fingers.

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#5- Liars Looks Down To The Left when answering.  Enough Already…  

I would rather be murdered with a golf pencil than have this explained to me like it’s a scientific fact one more time.  I know a guy who only looks down to the right for every answer.  From “What time is it?” to “Did you vote Republican or Democrat?” 

You must get a baseline for this.  Some people will look up and right when listening to a long question.  Others will look down and left.  You have to get a baseline on the person before you start making decisions about that.

Different people look to different places when recalling information.  Millions of people look in the same places, and millions of people don’t.  Enough already.  Baseline the person and go from there.

Do you feel this way about any of these?  Tell me which ones you’re sick of @ScottRouse3.

Your Best Friend Is Lying. Now What?

What to do when a close friend lies

You think your best friend is lying.  Now what?  As you learn and pay attention to Body Language your mind automatically begins to search for deception.  It’s the first thing people ask me about after a Keynote and it’s the main thing on most everyone’s mind when they find out what I do for a living.

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I totally get it.  It fascinates me too.  I can’t get enough of it.  Without going 120 feet deep into deception detection, let’s get right to it.  Let’s talk about what to do when you think you’ve happened upon a lie a close friend is telling you.

Dummies Guide To Lie Spotting

Start here for a short crash course in Lie Spotting

Dummies Guide To Lie Spotting.  When you’re in the Iie spotting business, every deception cue jumps up, slaps you in the face and says “Look at me!”.  At the same time, every cue suggesting normality and all is well, jumps up, slaps you in the face and says “Look at me!”

Where do you start if you’re not going to make a career out nonverbal studies?  What if you just want to know the basics to help you make the best decision you can in those few moments when it counts?  Well, you’ve come to the right place.  Because I’m gonna tell you and show you exactly what you want to know.

How To Spot A Body Language Expert Lying

And Be 100% Accurate

You’d think a “Body Language Expert”, “Behavior Analyst” or “Human Lie Detector” would be 100% honest every time they opened their mouth.  Guess what?  There’s one question you can ask to spot a Body Language Expert lying and be 100% accurate.  As well, it will generate an array of Body Language cues not many people get to see them transmit.

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Here’s what will happen as soon as you ask the question.  There will be a slight but obvious pause.  A smile will be triggered during the pause and it will grow.  Sometimes into a full-blown Duchenne Smile.  Sometimes just a simple semi-controlled smile.  At that point they will answer…

Awesome GIFs of Body Language

Body Language Is A Language

Awesome GIFs of Body Language.  You can make someone laugh, cry, understand what you’re thinking, intending, or planning by just using your Body Language.  However, it can be tough to do.  Some are better at communicating nonverbally than others.

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Actors, politicians, and comedians attempt to communicate as clearly as possible.  Sometimes while hundreds of thousands or even millions of people are looking at them.  And it is imperative their Body Language matches what they are saying, relaying, or intending.  Amazingly enough, GIFs can help pass along their messages…

3 Things About Liars You May Not Know

Liars don't always do what you think they will

3 Things About Liars You May Not Know.  Most people are under the impression there are specifics they can count on when sussing out liars. Oh but if that were true! 

3 Things You May Not Know About Liars

There are no true “absolutes” you can count on.   However, there are cues you can score well with if you focus on the situation, what’s happening in real time, and when the cues are leaking.

Here’s a Free Body Language Lesson For You

Nothing's for sale, we just need your feedback.

 Free Body Language Lesson for you

Here’s your chance to learn from Body Language Experts, Trainers, and Interrogators.  Nothing is for sale, we just need feedback.  Our online course “Body Language Tactics” did so well, we keep getting asked if we are going to have a Membership Site.

That’s the reason for the Free Body Language Lesson, we need some feedback from those interested in learning about Body Language to let us know exactly what they want.

If you want a Free Body Language Lesson that with teach you How To Observe Others Correctly, and some other potent tips, take the lesson and answer 5 questions at the end.  That’s it.  We hope to see you there and get your thoughts on it!

Scott and Greg

Body Language To Win Friends And Influence People

Or: Body Language That Rips You Off

Body Language To Win Friends And Influence People. (Or, Body Language That Rips You Off). Either way, you want to influence people with your body language.  There are several key nonverbal cues, as well as verbal cues, to look and listen for when trying to decide if you’re being conned.  Most of the time if you’re dealing with a professional and you start thinking this, it’s too late.  I see it quite often.Scott Rouse - Greg Hartley - Body Language Experts - Consultants

In this lesson, Greg and I give you some of the basics to look and listen for.  If you use what you learn in tis video for business you’ll find people will listen longer, be more interested in what you’re talking about, and will engage much faster and deeper.  Personally, I find this information fascinating and I thin you will too.  Let me know.  @ScottRouse3

What To Look For When Lie Spotting – Free Body Language Video Lesson

Free Body Language Lesson

What To Look For When Lie Spotting.  That’s what everyone wants to know.  The problem is, they get way too much bad information by accident.  In this video lesson we get rid of all that bad information and tell you exactly what you need to look for.

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You don’t want to miss this one.  You’ll learn so much about what everyone else thinks they should be looking for.  Here it is:  What To Look For When Lie Spotting

Here’s the first one if you missed itGreg Hartley and Scott Rouse Free Body Language Lesson

A Free Body Language Video Lesson

Two Body Language Experts Give You A Free Lesson In Nonverbal Communication

A Free Body Language Video Lesson – Greg Hartley and I are putting together some free Body Language Lessons for you.  Here’s the first one.  It’s short and gets to the point fairly quickly.  If you have any questions about Body Language now’s the time to let me know because we may put the

answer in one of the Free Video Lessons.  Pass this on to someone you think may find it interesting or helpful.  And if you want a link to the next one (because it won’t be posted here) just let us know below.

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Are You Friends With A Psychopath On Facebook?

Here Are 4 Clues To Look For

Have You Friended A Psychopath On Facebook?  Here Are 4 Clues To Look For:  On June 30 of this year Susan Mayo, mother of 32 year old Nathan Sebastian was reported missing.  Not long before that, Nathaniel shot his mother in the head, put her body in a barrel, then buried it under their front porch.

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Were there clues his friends and family missed that could have let them know he would do something like this?  Were there Body Language cues he transmitted that they missed as well?  Could you have spotted them?  I’ll bet you could have, if you had known what to look for.

Let’s take a look at what nonverbal cues and clues you would have seen if you had been hanging around with Nathan over the past year.  And as you do that, think about your Facebook friends.  Does anything here look or sound familiar?

Discover Your Inner Sherlock Holmes

Video Interview by Brandon from Life's Secret Sauce

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Discover Your Inner Sherlock Holmes I had a blast talking with Brandon from Life’s Secret Sauce blog.  We talked about everything from the secret to tapping into, as well as learning how to Discover Your Inner Sherlock Holmes to understanding who is lying to you and why.

The interview is fairly short but we cover a great many topics.  We talked about how to practice what Sherlock Holmes skills you have learned about Body Language in restaurants and the common situations you find yourself in every day… continue

3 Truths About Lies

Clarity On A Few Myths About Lying

3 Truths About Lies.  Over the years you’ve heard more about body language and nonverbal cues than you can possibly keep track of.  And it can be tough to suss out what is actually valid and useable information from what is bogus or incomplete.

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To help you untangle the good from the bad, I’ve laid out 3 popular myths you’ve most likely heard.  I’ll break them down and show you why they aren’t valid.  Altogether I’ve got close to 50 of these things.  Here are the first 3 Truths About Lies…   (Keep in mind, these are in no specific order.)