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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Reading Body Language by Susan Constantine

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Chapter

13

Lying Styles

In This Chapter

Verbal deception techniques

Lying by distraction

Forms of deceptive truths

You’ve heard the expressions “something’s fishy,” “something doesn’t smell right,” or “something doesn’t feel right.” They all mean the same thing—that someone’s story doesn’t ring true. It’s what we also call a red herring.

In this chapter, you learn how to sniff out these lies and distracters like a pro. We examine different ways people dance around the truth, both to hide it and to reveal it—obliquely, when a straight shot might seem harsh, awkward, or unpleasant.

Read My Lips

Warren D. Holmes, a former Miami police detective and authority on interrogation and polygraph examination, lists 12 common ways people try to steer ...

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