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 • 14 759

  • IAM P
    IAM P Hour ago

    My dear, YOU ARE A LIAR. Anything for a buck, right?

  • Probably Homeless
    Probably Homeless 4 hours ago

    HOW HOW HOW!~!!

  • Mark O'Cain
    Mark O'Cain 5 hours ago

    We're watching one here LOL.

  • jonny kneeds dough
    jonny kneeds dough 5 hours ago

    All of this overabundant information just to spin around in your mind like a wild tornado, while trying to read every single minut detail of a person as they speak... When all you need to do.. is get very close and look into a person's eyes the moment they answer a straight forward, direct, question from you. If they tell a lie, the pupils will dialate the very moment they utter the words. Test it out with a friend. Explain to them what you are doing and give them the rundown of what i just said. If you are male, tell your friend to look closely into your eyes while they ask you... "Are you female?". Which you will answer yes. If you are male this would be a lie and your pupils will dialate like some street drug just activated inside your brain. But don't take my word for it, I'm a compulsive liar. Can't you tell by the way I type????????

  • OntCanGuy
    OntCanGuy 5 hours ago

    I am not a liar.

  • William Korin
    William Korin 7 hours ago

    I literally look like I lie even if im telling the truth and it annoying

  • Maryann P
    Maryann P 12 hours ago

    I did not put a cigar in that woman's hoo ha, Miss Lewinsky.

  • sambo dutch
    sambo dutch 13 hours ago +1

    I lie all the time, it breaks the monotony and colors my day.

  • Gajendra Shah
    Gajendra Shah 14 hours ago

    I agree with Freud as a psychological student ,Thankyou Ted .

  • Į ́ɱ ǡɳ Ąɳɠҽļ
    Į ́ɱ ǡɳ Ąɳɠҽļ 16 hours ago +1

    WikiLeaks revealed FAKE APOLLO + FAKE MOON;

  • U4Eye
    U4Eye 17 hours ago

    why watch this just watch the Nancy Pelosi and Adam Shifty Schiff show along with their Democrats fake Impeachment hoax

    ED SMITH 17 hours ago

    I'm so sick of liars! They are taking over the world.

  • User Deleted
    User Deleted Day ago

    If their wearing a maga hat that's red flag #1...Birds of a feather lack morals and often offend and lie together...

  • Jimmy Plant
    Jimmy Plant Day ago

    Turn on Fox News.

  • Martin Connolly
    Martin Connolly Day ago

    Are they progressive or a Democrat

  • Lofts Sympatico
    Lofts Sympatico 2 days ago

    You can't find Henry Oberlander on Google,... or anywhere" Waht? Weird- because that is exactly how I found many articles about him, Stern magazine's "the Hungarian Circle" infamous leader.

  • xheat deathx
    xheat deathx 2 days ago +1

    All I have to do is look over at my ex sleeping on my couch to spot a liar. Oh snap!

  • john raponkus
    john raponkus 3 days ago

    george washington never lied. why do these chicks have the worst hair on YT? her girlfriend probably does her hair

    • OntCanGuy
      OntCanGuy 5 hours ago

      Maybe you should learn a little lying, to be more social.

  • Robert
    Robert 3 days ago

    Pamela Meyer is a liar. Proof - She voted for Trump the grand master of liars.

  • J Smith
    J Smith 3 days ago +2

    Did she just say the Bible lies? Not cool.

  • Liv Isham
    Liv Isham 3 days ago

    Ok let me ask a question if someone is traumatized by another person due to physical or mental abuse? How do they the other person tell if the person who is the traumatized one can tell if they're lying

  • Scott Buckley
    Scott Buckley 3 days ago

    hate to sound sexist But men have nothing on women when it comes to lying.......Sorry ladies..It'snaturally born in you and when men learn this the relationships between the sexes will be much better.

  • S M
    S M 3 days ago

    mom said im weird cuz i never lie

  • Missouri Mosley
    Missouri Mosley 3 days ago +1

    When you have had lies told about you as well as to you from an early age = no lessons needed.

  • Joanne Gonzalez
    Joanne Gonzalez 4 days ago +1

    Collaborate no

  • draysense
    draysense 4 days ago

    different techinques

  • Maureen Sinisi
    Maureen Sinisi 4 days ago


  • Rugby Olde Boy
    Rugby Olde Boy 4 days ago

    Comment on Sodium Thiopental (Pentathal)??

  • Jayne Pete
    Jayne Pete 4 days ago +1

    When my son moved his lips he was lying. He has ADHD . I could read him like a book. I'd just if you're lying...worked every time.

  • Kevin Doulat
    Kevin Doulat 4 days ago

    So can u trust her??..

  • Sandra Jackson
    Sandra Jackson 4 days ago +2

    How I spot a lie is the tension I feel when I ask the question, the brief pause or conversely answering to fast. I play the scenario out in my head of what I am asking about and think how likely is it that a person would respond to the situation the way they are telling me they did when the person they are lying to is not around..

    THROAT PUNCH 4 days ago

    You can always tell when Trump lies about 9/11 ............. His lips move ✈🔯🇮🇱

  • Its Devin
    Its Devin 4 days ago +19

    Plot twist: She was lying the whole time

  • Yute Hube
    Yute Hube 4 days ago

    This woman needs to over emphasize her points by using a lot of hand movements in an attempt to get you to believe it.

  • Joseph D'Bennidetto
    Joseph D'Bennidetto 5 days ago

    Can you do a speech on how to spot a traitor?

  • Letizia Camboni
    Letizia Camboni 5 days ago +1

    I wish I had seen that earlier even if it's sound very tricky to spot a liar when they are actually accusing you. All the emotions are hard to deal with.

  • Sab Sab
    Sab Sab 5 days ago

    I dislike this because the speaker included Bible as a "lie".. Man, i think she's an atheist. What if i will also tell you that u r a liar in your entirety. Damn, her intro bored me and i had the feeling she's not really giving real info's. Sorry but u lost my respect with what u say about the Bible.

  • mike smith
    mike smith 5 days ago

    Around 17:12: Hire me.

  • mike smith
    mike smith 5 days ago

    A successful liar tells the truth;-)

  • Tom Sawyer
    Tom Sawyer 5 days ago

    Question Trump!

  • Diesel Estate
    Diesel Estate 5 days ago

    Ugh, TED talks are so uncommonly boring. I could not even get through a third of the duration. Moth Radio Hour is infinitely of more interest. Entertainment in spades. Now, that I can recommend.

  • Marek Sýkora
    Marek Sýkora 5 days ago

    Is Pamela a liar? Who knows?

  • aspince laframboise
    aspince laframboise 5 days ago

    Well she is a jewess...
    She is constantly surrounded by her lying zionist handlers eh....

  • jingle bell
    jingle bell 5 days ago +1

    What if he's Indian, how do you spot head shake if he's lying.

  • robert frederick
    robert frederick 5 days ago

    If you want truth seek God and read his word.

  • Neeta Verma
    Neeta Verma 5 days ago +4

    Such a amazing public speaker so relaxed and calm.

  • robert frederick
    robert frederick 5 days ago

    If you do not have the Spirit of God living in you you are a liar and the truth is not in you. KJV 1 John 1:8 5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

  • robert frederick
    robert frederick 5 days ago

    Right is Right and Wrong is Wrong.

  • robert frederick
    robert frederick 5 days ago

    Truth is Truth Lie is a Lie and Bullshit is Bullshit.

  • markochips markochips

    Just look at Nancy Pelosi or Adam Schiff democrat party

  • Nouvelle Terre
    Nouvelle Terre 6 days ago

    Anyone that has thought this through this deeply is a professional liar themselves. Reverse psychology at its finest. The insane describe their own condition with beautiful accuracy.

  • Del Rokosh
    Del Rokosh 6 days ago

    All the world needs to do is listen to Justin Trudeau. He lies. He is a narcissist. He is dangerous. He doesn't lie all the time. Main;y his responses have absolutely nothing to do with the question, therefore they aren't necessarily lies, just bullshit and extreme disrespect.

  • beanners1
    beanners1 6 days ago

    I use these methods when I'm talking with people about lifestyle habits. People lie to me all the time: "Oh, I exercise every day." Some of these comments occur while someone is holding a beer or exhaling tobacco-ridden breath. With health, it's easy to catch a liar. The body displays the effects of lifestyle habits. Even excuses for not exercising can be perceived as a lie as I realized when I published a book in 2005: "The Every Excuse in the Book Book."

  • Deborah Washington
    Deborah Washington 6 days ago +3

    and how can we spot a lie or lies by President Trump?

    • Van Slam
      Van Slam 4 days ago

      @Bret Michaels Fans do you really believe that? Fact checkers say that he has told more than 16,000 lies at this point in his presidency. It's astounding how much he lies. I can't believe that people like you believe him.

    • Bret Michaels Fans
      Bret Michaels Fans 4 days ago

      Deborah Washington at least he doesn’t lie as much as the Democrats.

    • Van Slam
      Van Slam 4 days ago +1

      You can tell he's lying when his mouth is moving.

  • Sandra robbins
    Sandra robbins 6 days ago


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    jerry jjs 6 days ago

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  • Senvila Herison
    Senvila Herison 6 days ago +1

    I'm gonna make love while listening to the song

  • Senvila Herison
    Senvila Herison 6 days ago +1

    I'm gonna make love while listening to the song

  • iLove Washington
    iLove Washington 6 days ago

    I love teds

  • Ry Bacorn
    Ry Bacorn 7 days ago +3

    1:16 top right corner, lady blinks one eye. That's my contribution.