Who Spots Lies Better: Trusting or Untrusting People?

A study from the University of Toronto found that people who are more trusting tend to be better at spotting lies than people who are less trusting. In a mock job interview, the highly trusting people were much better at spotting a lying interviewee, and the least-trusting people were actually the most likely to choose an interviewee who lied during their interview.

More facts about lying:

  • A University of Massachusetts study found that, on average, 60 percent of people lie at least once during a 10-minute conversation, with an average of two or three lies per 10 minutes.

  • Women generally lie to make others feel better, and men generally lie to make themselves look better.

  • There are at least 16 different types of lies, including white lies, lies by omission, lies-to-children and noble lies.

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16 different types of lies? Very interesting.

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