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How Science Can Teach You to Easily Spot a Liar

How Science Can Teach You to Easily Spot a Liar
Usual psychobabble garbage. "Liars look you in the eyes too much." First, what the hell is too much? Second, I TRAINED myself to look people in the eye to demonstrate respect for them and what they're saying. It's also a negotiating tool and helps concentrate on listening to that person. While not a scientific sample, it's helped me a great deal. I had a boss who gave me crap about the meter I used when speaking, saying he was worried "others' would think I wasn't being honest. That asshole was also a fan of these pseudo-scientific behavioural books.

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Poor Man's Polygraph Part 1 Poor Man's Polygraph - Part 1 The Well... Technique The 50th Law Origins[edit] The 50th Law grew out of the friendship and mutual admiration between 50 Cent and Robert Greene.[7] Greene's book The 48 Laws of Power, which has long been a staple in the hip hop world, came to the attention of 50 Cent, who asked his manager to arrange a meeting. Greene said that he was surprised by 50 Cent's persona and was impressed by his "Zen-like calmness" and eye for strategy.[8] The two began to work on a book project that would combine their two worlds.[8][9] According to Greene, 50 Cent is an example of what Machiavelli called a New Prince, a leader who emerges in a time of chaos or turmoil and rewrites the rules.[8] According to 50 Cent, Greene's books describe the laws and strategies used by hustlers on the street, even if they might not know the "technical terms" for what they were doing.[10]

Identify a Lie with 6 Simple Questions post written by: Marc Chernoff Email We all fall victim to at least a few lies during the course of our lifetime. Some lies may be extremely troublesome to our personal wellbeing, while other “white lies” may be far more innocuous. Either way, a lie is meant to deceive. How to Spot a Scammer Altucher Confidential Posted by James Altucher I’m scammed almost every day. Or, if not scammed, at the very least someone tries to scam me. Usually more than once a day. The first time was at the age of 12 playing three card monte in NYC where I lost my watch. Another time when I sent in $80 so I could get rich stuffing envelopes. The 33 Strategies of War Reception In the book Greene reveals that "Afghanistan was rich in natural gas and other minerals and had ports on the Indian Ocean".[14] The political tales in the book are said to be "mostly foolish or just plain wrong".[15] The book has "far too many duff sentences",[5] for example: "Your goal is to blend philosophy and war, wisdom and battle, into an unbeatable blend.

The Art of Seduction Synopsis[edit] Reception[edit] Greene considers himself a Reformed Rake, one of the types of seducers mentioned in the book,[14] and states that he used the book's techniques to attract his current girlfriend, Anna Biller.[19] He is working to develop a television series based on the book.[12]