Watching SBS’ ‘Insight’, I am in awe of some people’s ability to ‘read’ others. Can you ‘read’ people? Can you pick when somebody is lying? Is this something we can learn, or is it something we either have or don’t have?
I can pick one a mile off, especially if it is someone I am in regular contact with. They find it hard (mostly) to keep up with their own stories so contradict themselves, so that's what I go on, not body language but more on whether what they've said has been consistent with what has been said in the past.
What a fascinating edition of Insight! Lying is an interesting topic - we're taught to lie, then punished for lying later in the life. A lie is in the pitch of the voice, the eyes, facial movement and some body language. Perhaps humans are born with an ability to read other humans? Some people's ability to read others is more developed because they might use these techniques in their profession.
I can read people and pick a lie. It's an odd feeling knowing someone is deliberately trying to mislead you.