How to Detect Lies - body language, reactions, speech patterns Interesting Info -> Lying Index -> How to Detect Lies Become a Human Lie Detector (Part 1) Warning: sometimes ignorance is bliss. After gaining this knowledge, you may be hurt when it is obvious that someone is lying to you. Introduction to Detecting Lies: This knowledge is also useful for managers, employers, and for anyone to use in everyday situations where telling the truth from a lie can help prevent you from being a victim of fraud/scams and other deceptions. This is just a basic run down of physical (body language) gestures and verbal cues that may indicate someone is being untruthful. If you got here from somewhere else, be sure to check out our Lie Detection index page for more info including new research in the field of forensic psychology. Signs of Deception: Body Language of Lies: • Physical expression will be limited and stiff, with few arm and hand movements. • A person who is lying to you will avoid making eye contact. • Hands touching their face, throat & mouth. Final Notes:
How To Create A Morning Routine That Changes Your Life Through high school and the first years of college I always had problems sticking to habits and getting things done. I can still remember sleeping in and postponing or canceling all the stuff I knew in my heart I needed to do to accomplish my goals. During one year at university I procrastinated so badly on my reading, instead prioritizing sitting inside and playing Football Manager most of the days. When exams came around I knew I had no chance of passing them and therefore had no point showing up. I even went as far as lying to my flatmate and telling that I was going to school to take my exams but ended up staying in a group room at Uni the whole day and reading news instead. Not showing up and flunking those exams cost me around 10 000 $. I was ashamed of my lack of willpower and for my lack of purpose in life. I knew that I could do better and I was getting increasingly more worried that I was going to continue down this path of self destruction. Examples of this can be:
Body Language Table Of Contents Introduction 1. In the Beginning ... 2. How to Detect Openness Intentional Use of the Palms to Deceive The Law of Cause and Effect Palm Power Our Audience Experiment An Analysis of Handshake Styles Who Should Reach First? 3. Smiling Is a Submission Signal Why Smiling Is Contagious How a Smile Tricks the Brain Practicing the Fake Smile Smugglers Smile Less Five Common Types of Smiles Why Laughter Is the Best Medicine Why You Should Take Laughter Seriously Why We Laugh and Talk, But Chimps Don't How Humor Heals Laughing Till You Cry How Jokes Work The Laughter Room Smiles and Laughter Are a Way of Bonding Humor Sells The Permanent Down-Mouth Smiling Advice For Women Laughter In Love Summary 4. 5. 6. How the Hands Talk On the One Hand... 7. 8. The Dilating Pupils Take the Pupil Test Women Are Better at It, as Usual Giving Them the Eye The Eyebrow Flash Eye Widening The 'Looking Up' Cluster How To Light The Fire In Men Gaze Behavior - Where Do You Look? 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
These 15 Small Lifestyle Changes Will Improve Your Life Today We’ve all been there at one point in our life. We are stuck in a rut or been living a life that we know we can make more of. Problem is going about the right changes to make those improvements. It is not an easy road but with these 15 small lifestyle changes, you can get out of your rut and improve your life today. 1. In today’s world, we want news fast and information now. Most of us think that these are great ways to unwind until they occupy not minutes but hours of our time. Instead of gluing yourself in front of the TV, take twenty minutes to try one of the following: Read a bookWrite an article or blogLearn a foreign languageMeditate If these don’t suit you, find something that will encourage your personal and professional growth. 2. Life is full of numerous situations involving gray areas. 3. Running is not only good for you, its free. 4. You know who you are. As much as you like the taste of Diet Coke to get you through the 2 p.m. wall, soda is terrible for you. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
A Gadget For Teaching People To Master Body Language Who is really confident about their posture and mannerisms? Beauty queens and the intoxicated. The rest of us trudge through life hoping we aren’t standing like we were in that one picture. Ugh, don’t be nice about it. RISR is a concept designed by Ludwig Zeller and Kjen Wilkens as part of a government-funded project at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. “While having spoken to colleagues and friends it became clear, that almost everybody seems to want to improve their appearance and that hardly anybody seems to be really confident about themselves in front of other people,” Zeller tells Co.Design. But where RISR ups the ante from a simple posture suit is in its front-facing 3-D IR camera, a sort of Kinect that you wear, aimed at the world around you to analyze the body language of others in real time. Of course, there are other possibilities here, too. I’m going with a big “yes” on that one. Read more here. [Hat tip: Technabob]
How to Better Yourself There are so many things in your life that you want to get better at, but for some reason you keep falling short of your own (an other’s) expectations. Why is that? The problem is that we tend to try to better ourselves all at once, rather than concentrate on one important thing at a time, allowing ourselves to build up momentum over months and years. One day at a time turns into a lifetime of change and getting better. We can eventually become a better overall person if we have a day to day plan and stick to it. Here is how to better yourself, one day at a time. Identify your strengths and weaknesses First, to better yourself on a consistent basis, you have to identify your strengths and weaknesses. Make a list of your strengths and weaknesses. SEE ALSO: 42 Practical Ways to Improve Yourself Pick a topic to work on Now that you have a list of things that you are strong and weak at, go through the list and choose one simple thing you want to get better at. Wake up early Be accountable
Are You Making a Good First Impression? Yahoo editors have selected this article as a favorite of 2013. It first ran on Yahoo Shine on Feb. 6 and was one of the most popular stories of the year. The story breaks down how to make a good first impression in five easy steps - from body-language tips to wardrobe suggestions. Five surprising ways people judge you when they first meet youWhen you meet someone for the first time or simply pass a stranger on the street, it's human nature to make assumptions about them: He's conceited and lazy, she's rich and friendly, that little girl is a huge brat. And you may have wondered what people think of you the first time they lay eyes on you. "When it comes to appearance, how you put yourself together matters more than being conventionally pretty," says Brandy Mychals, author of How to Read a Client from Across the Room (McGraw-Hill, 2012). Some of the ways others come to those opinions aren't what you may expect. 1. RELATED: Hello Gorgeous! 2. 3. 5. by Jené Luciani
How to motivate yourself Do you know what most motivational “experts” hope you’ll never find out? The stuff they teach is total BS. When was the last time a motivational poster changed your life? (“You know what, yes, I WILL dream a little bigger today!”) Does seeing this on your newsfeed help you reach your goals? Never. How motivation actually works Motivation comes in waves. But then, tomorrow comes. We sit down in the same place we sat yesterday — where we were on fire and ready to go and… nothing. That is how motivation works. What can we do instead? One of my mentors, BJ Fogg, who runs the Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford, says we should assume that our “future self” is going to be lazy with no motivation. In other words: Motivation DOESN’T work. Here’s how to use systems to keep yourself going even when motivation slumps. Step 1: Plan for failure Successful people aren’t luckier than most people. Almost anyone who’s been successful has a similar story of failure before triumph. Step 2: Put it on your calendar
25 Acts of Body Language to Avoid Our body language exhibits far more information about how we feel than it is possible to articulate verbally. All of the physical gestures we make are subconsciously interpreted by others. This can work for or against us depending on the kind of body language we use. Some gestures project a very positive message, while others do nothing but set a negative tone. Most people are totally oblivious to their own body language, so the discipline of controlling these gestures can be quite challenging. Most of them are reflexive in nature, automatically matching up to what our minds are thinking at any given moment. Nevertheless, with the right information and a little practice, we can train ourselves to overcome most of our negative body language habits. Practice avoiding these 25 negative gestures: “ I speak two languages, Body and English. ” — Mae West Holding Objects in Front of Your Body – a coffee cup, notebook, hand bag, etc. Want to know powerful, dominant, confident body language postures?
Overcoming Procrastination : 3 Unconventional Tips That Work “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt” — William Shakespeare1 There’s this Dutch survey that says 95% of people are chronic procrastinators. I think the other 5% are liars. EVERYONE procrastinates sometimes. "How do I get over my bad habit of procrastination?" That question - or some variation of it - is one of the most common queries about the topic of productivity ... We’ve all got our own little reasons for procrastinating… I've got this make-it-or-break-it project to work on right now... And it goes on and on ... Some of us can jump off the procrastination train and get to work immediately ... The vast majority however, end up flying into a shiny but non-essential task like a moth in a bright room... Any of the above sound familiar? If yes, then stay with me ... because you, my friend, are about to learn some very unconventional (and super powerful) methods for getting over procrastination. But we'll talk more about that in tip #2. #1.
Writing a Letter To Your Future Self Writing a letter to your future self is an exercise which I thought of back in 2006. It was inspired from when I chanced upon the Yahoo! Time Capsule project (website is now dead). Essentially, this is similar to the concept of a time capsule, where you write a personal note to your future self, seal it and only open it at a future moment in time. There are no restrictions on the time duration either — it can be one year later, three years later, five years later, 10 years later, or even 20 years later! Why Write a Letter To Your Future Self? Doing this exercise can be a really insightful experience. Just imagine writing a letter to your future self five years from now, then opening it at that exact moment five years down the road to read the message that the past you left for yourself. As you read the letter in the future, you can assess how many things match up (or not) vs. your expectations in the past and think about why that’s the case. What To Write About Look at today’s date.
5 Reasons to Write a Letter to Yourself (and How to Do It) In high school, my English teacher had everyone bring in a self addressed envelope. She gave us some paper and told us to write a letter to our future selves. I didn’t appreciate it at the time, but I realize now that she was doing us all huge favor. She was giving a gift to our future selves. After we wrote the letters, she took them and said she would mail them in five years, just as most of us would be graduating from college. I will never forget reading that letter when it came back to me, exactly five years later as she had promised. This is an incredible exercise to do no matter how old you are. 1) Cultivate gratitude. One of the best things for your emotional health is to practice gratitude regularly. This letter is a message in a bottle. Fill it will positive affirmations and appreciation for the person you are. 2) Increase self-awareness. Do you ever go back and scroll through your old Facebook posts? All of your quirks and thought patterns will show up as plain as day.
How To Rewire Your Subconscious Mind in 3 Easy Steps Years ago, when I was just starting my career as a physical therapist, I worked with stroke patients at a major rehabilitation hospital in New York City. Every day, I would help patients out of bed and into the hallway– where we would practice the basic skill of walking. With each step, I would direct the patient’s attention to the essential mechanics: foot placement, step length, knee/hip position. It could easily take a few minutes to walk 10 feet. One thing became clear early on: the patient absolutely had to focus their attention on each step or they would lose balance and fall into my arms. They had to use the immense power of the conscious mind in order to take one simple step. Something that just days before had been an easy, automatic activity, was now tedious and difficult. And it was here in the hallways of a hospital that I fell in love with the brain. This organ allows you to walk down the street, while talking on the phone and sipping your coffee at the same time. Observe.
6 Ways to Stop Feeling Demotivated and Get The Work Done We all feel it from time to time. We feel demotivated. We know we have to do the work. We even know what to do, but we just aren’t doing it. Heck, we even supposedly have a passion for it! Getting the work done can be tricky. 1) Remember your WHY and feel it For every piece of work or art created, there is a WHY behind it. What is yours? From time to time the work tends to overwhelm us. Go back to it. 2) Take it step by step It’s often easy to feel overwhelmed whenever we think of the big picture. This is where we overwhelm ourselves. You have to do one small little thing at a time. So take it slowly. 3) Keep it simple always As a writer and blogger, I tend to overwhelm myself thinking that I need to learn all the different tactics in order to gain readers and make money. They work, but I’ve learn that you have to keep it simple. The idea of keeping it simple first would allow you to work on a consistent basis along with your WHY. 4) Drop it all and take a break Don’t be afraid to do this.