How to spot a liar | Pamela Meyer

  • Published on Oct 13, 2011
  • On any given day we're lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and "hotspots" used by those trained to recognize deception -- and she argues honesty is a value worth preserving.
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Comments • 12 608

  • truthstandsforever

    Every man and woman on this planet are liars, we teach our children to lie. It is the buffer or paradigm in which we live our lives.

  • MJA
    MJA Day ago

    “IT’S NOT A LIE IF YOU BELIEVE IT.” -George Costanza

  • JAlex F
    JAlex F Day ago

    There's as much science in this as there is nutrition at a McD's. It's the 21st century 'tech' version of Indian gurus.

  • Ken Musto
    Ken Musto Day ago

    Good stuff.

  • René Henriksen
    René Henriksen Day ago

    Human´s lie 90 % of the time, that´s why it is so hard to learn anything. That´s the truth about humans secret to succes. To lie, cheat, deceive, distract, distort and charm. Allmost all about humans in general is fake.

    JCAUPS1 Day ago

    Definitely a Scorpio or a Pisces-(Best Liars) Takes one to know one!

  • Barbara Howard
    Barbara Howard Day ago

    I jump from the plane went missing and found

  • Jason Westley Hall PMA

    We where lied to about a social compact till you learn what a social compact is. The East India Company ( U.S.) lied to you your whole life to keep you from a Nationality.

  • Anoni.mouse same
    Anoni.mouse same Day ago +1

    TED talks are full of lies and deception.

  • Rage Against My Hairline

    Pamela Meyer:
    Socially awkward person:

  • Arkansas Man
    Arkansas Man Day ago

    On Clinton she missed the easiest "tell", his mouth was moving and words were coming out of it.

  • Justin Clubb
    Justin Clubb Day ago

    Does not apply at all when assessing PTSD and other mental health disorders though

  • Potato Pear
    Potato Pear Day ago

    There were many points were she made sweeping claims without giving any evidence or sources.

  • Jacinda Castaneda

    To live is to deceive.

  • Joe c
    Joe c Day ago +1

    These statistics are probably accurate for 90 percent of our society and that makes me want to hurl. Some people lie maybe a dozen times a year if that.

  • Living Things zw
    Living Things zw Day ago +1

    women lie to protect other people???
    does that make sense people?
    she is lying

  • Calvin M
    Calvin M Day ago

    A lot of people, just don't say anything or i do love you, when confronted, if they dont say it without you asking, they probably don't.

  • Gavinda jya jya
    Gavinda jya jya Day ago

    We're all experts if we're gonna use Bill Clinton as an example!! 😄

  • Black Sheep
    Black Sheep Day ago +1

    Everyone lies sorry 🍯 your speech dosent matter.

  • JJSC
    JJSC Day ago

    Wow, only 7:12 to get to the POINT!
    That’s why Ted Talks are largely blubbering by those who like to hear their own voice. Hint,

  • Krav163
    Krav163 Day ago

    She's lying.

  • Lo Lo
    Lo Lo Day ago

    Stupid video...

  • Tao of love passion and comedy

    They get invited into political parties controlled by elite . That is how you know they are liars.

  • bobwarboat
    bobwarboat Day ago

    American bullshit

  • Nad Navlis
    Nad Navlis Day ago +2

    This is strictly for amateurs. Professionals use verifiable evidence gained from investigative techniques. As a former professional, I have witnessed these techniques fail on multiple occasions, even in the training course I was on. Try prosecuting a case based on body language and you will be laughed out of court.

  • Bob S
    Bob S Day ago +1

    When you see the Donald, you have spotted a liar.

    • Bob S
      Bob S Day ago

      @Demo Demo Trump is barely literate and knows few facts. Name 3 things Trump has said that are true.

    • Demo Demo
      Demo Demo Day ago

      obama was BEFORE: keep that doctor, save all that money; 57 states, goodness the list goes on ... as far as Donald: perhaps way MORE TRUTH than some can stand.

  • Borax Sopanic
    Borax Sopanic Day ago

    Some people can spot a liar/lie very quickly and they are not professionals. Just speaking to some people for one or two minutes you should be able to spot the lying. Liars simply conflict rationality.
    Once you see the irrationality you may persue the lie with your own lie, use questions to lead them, and never think they cannot or will not lie no matter how emotional they are. The question is then, what does it mean to you? Why bother? Do the right thing in your own life. Accept the lie, if not serious, and associate with others. Who needs serious liars?

  • Francesca Colby
    Francesca Colby 2 days ago

    Oh so all my friends

  • Robert Yeahright
    Robert Yeahright 2 days ago

    You should probably use your skills against Blasey Ford. I know I did.

    • Charles Bush
      Charles Bush Day ago

      Glad to see Trump voters are super devoted to truth telling...

  • cocoa lov
    cocoa lov 2 days ago

    Im always dealing with them who don't lie?

  • Kennyc313313
    Kennyc313313 2 days ago

    I was expecting this video to be a disappointment, but was pleased with her overall message and genuine concern about the way we’re communicating. She mentioned the bit about our lives being more public, which immediately gives us an incentive to be more deceptive, spot on. She wanted to encourage the world to be more truthful and moral, allowing us to display the more authentic part of ourselves, and “that’s the Truth!” ;)

  • Simon Martin
    Simon Martin 2 days ago

    I didn't believe a word she said.

  • Joan Burr-Salzman
    Joan Burr-Salzman 2 days ago

    That is a fallacy to say that. To me, contractions are stupid when you don't save anything and harder to type as well. It is easier to just spell out the word or why bother with it? If I mean did not I mean it, not as I hear with some saying" did-didn't for didn't or would-didn't. for wouldn't. You would have to know the person. My husband always has said "the wife not "my wife"

  • James M
    James M 2 days ago

    I bet she'd argue that hillary isn't a liar.

  • northy Land
    northy Land 2 days ago

    I'm bad at reading people so I trust no one.

  • Son Of Gonzo
    Son Of Gonzo 2 days ago +1

    These are all just generalizations, and generalizations like these are dangerous.

  • Wonderful Free Audiobooks

    That is a great video! :)

  • Michael  Morris
    Michael Morris 2 days ago

    4 minutes in I’m out..Peace

  • William E
    William E 2 days ago

    Just listen to a Democrat!

  • David Kim
    David Kim 2 days ago

    A lie is 1 sided. Neither true nor false. Open ended. Truth is 2 sided. All the meaning in between. Every 10 year old, 5th grader, ought to know. A five year old probably already knows. But hardly any adult knows it. #jewsdid911 lied about the #holocaust

  • Allister Whitehead
    Allister Whitehead 2 days ago +1

    Unfortunately, I've seen a woman completely fake the emotion demonstrated at 16:25 and do a far more convincing job. Knowing what I've seen, a liar can keep it up for some time, just as there are champion sports men & woman, there are champion liars. Pamela is on the right track but she's a long way to go if she feel's woman number two's behaviour is beyond the scope of an accomplished liar. Actors and Actresses do it all the time.

  • مصطفى احمد
    مصطفى احمد 2 days ago

    الترجمه للعربي زباله😡

  • Sleepy Hollow
    Sleepy Hollow 2 days ago

    This will keep you out of prison and also help you stay out of an early grave. She is a blessing and to say deception is a problem, is an understatement. A lie may destroy the entire world one day. It's complex!

  • Evan Hodge
    Evan Hodge 2 days ago

    The greatest compliment anyone can pay you is to say "I would lie (to protect) for you."

  • Michael Starkey
    Michael Starkey 2 days ago +1

    Yup, she’s a liar. She’s telling us her own lies ..

  • Richard Kullman
    Richard Kullman 2 days ago

    I guess she never heard of acting out a lie over and over again, oh no wait she was performing, she has to sound confidant collected something she repeated over and over!_~ again just like she mentioned was a lie at the beginning, she did it toward the end I am thinking. so if one doesn't lie or embellish too much according to her is a lier that twiddles fingers to try and remember things like one were on the computer trying to search a number in my memory on a number pad but now according to her that one is a lier wow interesting.there are 3 or more smiles in the same direction :-)nervous ^_^happy and ^~^sad and also in the reverse direction. :-C :-( :-[

  • imsun
    imsun 3 days ago +3

    I am not sure if I learned anything about lie from this video.

  • Eric Claey
    Eric Claey 3 days ago

    Just ask, "Are you a Democrat?", and if they say,"Yes!", then they're liars.
    If they work at CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, NBC News, and PBS News, then they're fake news, therefore, liars.

  • Akashic Record Poetry

    I think this research fails to take into account those who are on the autism spectrum or with a social communication disorder. Although many on the autism spectrum will avoid eye contact, many overcompensate by making intense eye contact.

  • Pops150
    Pops150 3 days ago

    Another witless woman .... will they ever learn?

  • Kandela Brown
    Kandela Brown 3 days ago +2

    It takes 7 minutes and 33 seconds to get to the beginning

  • Sonny Roy
    Sonny Roy 3 days ago

    Where's pics of little georgie bush and cheney 'weapons of mass destruction' liars

  • Sonny Roy
    Sonny Roy 3 days ago +1

    That's easy....if they're republican....

  • A. Suarez
    A. Suarez 3 days ago

    That's why when people say "oh she's just grieving differently, she's in too much shock to cry, blah blah blah", I want to cringe. GTFOH

  • eMBr R
    eMBr R 3 days ago

    Do we REALLY want a far more honest world? You're fat, you're ugly, you suck at your job, your kids are brats, I like her better than you. I mean seriously?

  • David Olea Duplan
    David Olea Duplan 3 days ago +1

    Science this, science that, what science are you talking about?

  • vincent neale
    vincent neale 3 days ago +1

    Just visit the UK Parliament and you will see hundreds of liers

  • Richard Brown
    Richard Brown 3 days ago +1

    It's easy, when a DEMTARD speaks it's a lie. Case closed.

  • nemo
    nemo 3 days ago +1

    a liar is someone who tells how you spot a liar

  • Lori Stevens
    Lori Stevens 3 days ago +3

    Easy reliable way to spot a liar ... just watch Donald J. Trump speak. You'll hear a lie EVERY time he opens his fat, spittle flecked orange lips ...

  • Ticky Tocky
    Ticky Tocky 3 days ago +1

    Spot a liar? Just watch a democrat.

  • littlegoobie
    littlegoobie 3 days ago

    7:30 to skip the intro and unnecessary background info

  • goodolarchie
    goodolarchie 3 days ago +1

    What I've done to avoid detection is ask myself *is this something a liar would do?* If the answer is yes, I do *NOT* do that thing.

  • MrFreiheit
    MrFreiheit 3 days ago

    Usually liars have Jewish surnames like "meyer".

  • Philo Beddoe
    Philo Beddoe 4 days ago +1

    I drastically reduced the number of lies in my life....I stopped dating women.

  • fragwagon
    fragwagon 4 days ago

    Jussie Smollett you watching this lol

  • Tundra Scott
    Tundra Scott 4 days ago

    All of this pre-Trump. It's sooooo cute!

  • Steve Evans
    Steve Evans 4 days ago

    Wow. Great video.

  • Trey Jones
    Trey Jones 4 days ago +2

    Incredibly vague. What was discussed does not allow one to discern truth from lie. You could easily apply the principles she said and call people who were telling the truth liars.

  • gps 2019
    gps 2019 4 days ago +8

    I would be lying if I told you that I made it more than five minutes in.

  • Your conscience
    Your conscience 4 days ago

    How to spot a liar when the liar is you.

  • Holdin Muhl
    Holdin Muhl 4 days ago

    If somebody lives in an environment where it is dangerous to tell the truth or even the honest opinion than lying can save this persons career or even his life. The chance to detect his lying by scientific methods may be criminal then and the lying may be moral.

  • Момчил Павлов

    I am sorry lady but you are a little bit wrong. It is completely possible a person to give all the signals that you expect a liar to give, but still to tell the true simply because that person has a different values than yours. That person might just be a calm one, expresses him/herself mostly based on logic, does not want to give a value to garbage thrown against him/her which leads to choice to close the case for him/herself, is not in position to take actions that will give a desirable result, there might be a lot aspects (cultural, religious, emotional, situational, etc.) that might cause him/her to show signals that you will misinterpret.

  • Compscript
    Compscript 4 days ago +2

    The quickest way to spot a liar is to watch CNN any time of the day.

  • Bright Idea
    Bright Idea 4 days ago +1

    What freaks me out is that JonBenét Ramsey's brother Burke smiled a lot when he was interviewed by Dr. Phil, yet he is not a suspect in the murder.

    • Gary Calderone
      Gary Calderone 2 days ago +1

      i saw a tv special on this. he totally did it, but it was probably an accident that his parents tried to cover up.

  • Tigon Film
    Tigon Film 4 days ago

    The lying mom tried to hide her gold digger plan with her daughter. Check it our story.

  • Julius Caesar
    Julius Caesar 4 days ago

    That's easy. Are they a ProgreSSive?

  • texxs01
    texxs01 4 days ago +31

    A lot of the things she saying indicate lying I actually do when I'm telling the truth because I'm nervous and/or I think the people will not believe me.

    • Joshua Latham
      Joshua Latham Day ago

      Obviously. "I think the people will not believe me." is exactly how liars feel. What's she's talking about though is repeated deceitful tells along with the body language. You may be shifty because you're nervous but your body wont scream "I'M LYING".

    • JasTheKariol
      JasTheKariol Day ago +1

      yes, and she strikes to me as some minister who would govern you in Orwell's 1984.

    • hereodt Z
      hereodt Z Day ago +2

      Good point. She's a crook. Not only with this -but manifold

    • Mark Green
      Mark Green 3 days ago +2


  • texxs01
    texxs01 4 days ago +1

    Imagine that the woman giving a talk on how to spot a liar is basing that talk on untrue statements.
    1- Not everyone is a liar, even among those that do occasionally lie, and there are many among us that don't even occasionally lie.
    2- Lying does not require the participation of both parties, nor the belief of the lie. When Trump lied amount the number of people at his inauguration, I, like most people, didn't believe it. But that doesn't mean he didn't lie. He DID in fact lie.

  • Dennis Derton
    Dennis Derton 4 days ago +1

    She denounces the tv show, lie to me, then goes on to show that the show had it right, facial expressions, body language word choice, all shown from the show, and the show is shown to be accurate

  • Alex Haynes
    Alex Haynes 4 days ago +1

    'Studies show' that this is dystopic bullshit created to enhance the academic career of a liar who was never destined for anything other than failure.

  • Arvindh Vijayakumar
    Arvindh Vijayakumar 4 days ago +3

    Now I know how to lie without being spotted :)

  • Craig Bailey
    Craig Bailey 4 days ago

    Garbage. This crazy coot makes clear the reason for her talk at the end, job security. Normal folks can't fully understand the practice by the few techniques shown (IE this makes her ilk "special"), and no employer's gonna want demonstrable technologies to carry out the task.
    A likely story, lady.
    Also, OJ is innocent; leave him alone!

  • Lavender Love
    Lavender Love 4 days ago

    Some of these don’t work when an innocent person is being harassed or emotionally manipulated. We know this with corrupt police interrogations.

  • Tephlon Dandada
    Tephlon Dandada 4 days ago

    Ironically, a woman standing on stage wearing, make up, dyed hair and nail polish, knowing good and well she doesn't look like that when she wakes up, is giving a lecture on how to spot a liar? Consequently, I actually agree with her because she's an expert. LOL!

  • heilandiger
    heilandiger 4 days ago +1

    This is pseudoscience. Don't listen to quacks.

  • No Name
    No Name 4 days ago

    Ask a woman her age and get all of these

  • Jens Erik Bech
    Jens Erik Bech 4 days ago +1

    You lie! You have educated yourself about lying, deceiving and truth. But you don't feel the truth! You are just a tape-recorder.

    • Jens Erik Bech
      Jens Erik Bech 4 days ago

      You lack the sparkle of Jesus Christ in your eyes.

  • MyDearMe
    MyDearMe 4 days ago +1

    Thanks for this very interesting video

    MIKE GEORGES 5 days ago +1


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    Courtney Richmond 5 days ago +6

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    heskey johnson 5 days ago +6

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  • Flying Toaster
    Flying Toaster 5 days ago

    it's a bad premise to start with in the land of Trump etc... A better tact against the prevailing wind would be 'how to appreciate honesty'. But this is not the thought here. So we ask, do we only see what we can recognize?

  • Tes Tos
    Tes Tos 5 days ago

    That's easy to do, just look at Trump!

  • 幽霊千代子
    幽霊千代子 5 days ago

    She tells bullshit - she earns her money with it

  • Revolt2010
    Revolt2010 5 days ago

    A *Jew* teaching people how to spot a liar. The irony is really strong with this one.

  • J Hare
    J Hare 5 days ago

    I was in a dark place so I lit a match, it was so dark I had to lite another match to see if the first one was lit.
    That was the winning lie of the National liers Club one year.


    You dont know how to spot a liar? Just listen to Hillary Clinton for 5 minutes. Shes number #1

  • Steeple Jack
    Steeple Jack 5 days ago

    He / she wears a lapel badge saying, 'I work for Derby City Council.' (In my humble opinion!)

    • Stalker Stomper
      Stalker Stomper 4 days ago

      @Steeple Jack Ah... well said. Thanks

    • Steeple Jack
      Steeple Jack 4 days ago

      @Stalker Stomper Okay SS let's run with it just a little. DCC is in my experience full of liars. They destroy good people. Create sneaky little black lists of those who stand up to them. They slander and never write a word - no one can get a grip on them. The bureaus support the polys and the polys support the bureaus and between the two they create a stinking mess that terrifies and bullies the brave. Don't you think the World has a right to know them? That is why a lapel (Collar ) badge identifies them and I for one do not need to go on a course to be able to identify them, Only my opinion of course and no doubt some slithering scum bucket will leap to their defence....

    • Stalker Stomper
      Stalker Stomper 4 days ago

      @Steeple Jack Now THAT made sense, yet didn't explain your 1st comment. "He/She wears a lapel badge"... Who is the "he/she" wearing a "lapel badge"? And wtf is a "lapel badge" anyway? What did your 1st comment even refer to in the video? Where's the timestamp to link to your otherwise erroneous comment? And what's the "in my humble opinion" part about? Where in your comment was an opinion even offered?
      You're comment to me was clear and well written. The 1st comment made absolutely no sense to me tho, and I'm guessing to nobody else either, judging from the lack of replies. I only responded out of pure curiosity and confusion as to what your "out of left field" comment meant, that talks about an "opinion" that you in no way had shown to even have offered. Not to mention a "lapel badge". Wtf is a "lapel" anyway? Go ahead and kindly clarify what your original comment meant. It is genuinely a confusing statement that offers no context as to what the comment is even referring to in the video.

    • Steeple Jack
      Steeple Jack 4 days ago

      @Stalker Stomper Most people watch the video in connection with comments - might I suggest you do the same and then perhaps you will not struggle to understand.

    • Stalker Stomper
      Stalker Stomper 5 days ago

      Wtf? This comment was SO indistinguishable that it translates as gibberish.