How To Spot a Liar - Detect Lies and Deceitfulness
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Lie detection. Body Language. Read people. See through deception. Job interview. Deal negotiation. Get a promotion.
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  • Detect lies and deceitfulness
  • Analyze body language of a liar
  • See through people's deception
  • Read people effectively
  • Spot liars in business and social situations
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My name is Roy Naraine. I’m a medical doctor and an Award Winning Udemy Instructor with over 20 years of experience in self-improvement training. During this time I have had the opportunity to tutor and mentor an eclectic mix of corporate workers, managers, directors and businessmen.

One of the most frequent questions they have been asking me is, “Roy, is there a way to detect whether someone is lying to me?” The answer is yes. By possessing and understanding the fundamental knowledge of body language and human psychology you can and will be able to spot a liar. It doesn’t matter if the liar is a family member, an employee or your boss. By using the tools I will provide you in this course, you will catch them all red handed.

Remember, you do not have to take my words for granted. In all our productions we always include a number of free, preview videos. Watch them and confirm that the power of lie detection is the tool you need.

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Course benefits:

  • Lie detection
  • Body Language
  • Read people effectively
  • See through deception
  • Win a job interview
  • Deal negotiation
  • Get a promotion
  • Emanate confidence
  • Boost your self-esteem

Who is the target audience?
  • The course is suitable for anyone, who wants to learn how to detect people's lies.
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
Getting Started
7 Lectures 18:10

First of all, I would like to welcome you to our course and give you some very important information before we get started. It will only take a minute and it will help you a great deal to understand the structure of this course and who I actually am.

Preview 02:52

Lie Detection is related to the ability to read and decipher the meaning of the non-verbal signals emitted by a liar. It is inextricably connected to understanding the movements, position shifts and expressions of various parts of the human body. This is simply because, whenever a person lies, their subconscious mind is diligently trying to force the truth out. The only way it can do so is by at least taking some control over the body movements.
Preview 02:55

Before we get into the actual process of decoding body signals that give liars away, there is one more thing that I have to tell you and I believe it to be incredibly important.
The Lie Masquerade P1 - Some people will not emit the LYING SIGNALS

In the previous video we established that not all liars are actually liars. Some people will not emit the lying signals, even if they say something that is not true. The example with the singers from the TV Talent Shows is interesting and I’m sure you could easily think of situations from your own life to relate to it. However, the bigger picture is even more fascinating.
The Lie Masquerade P2 - Sometimes the liar will also LIE TO HIMSELF

Some people call it instincts or intuition and others may simply define it as a gut feeling. No matter what we call it, the fact is that it is real and it indeed works.
Trust Your Instincts - When you are being lied to, your INSTINCTS KICK IN

Even though knowledge of the body language of a liar is imperative to successfully see through his deceit, it is not everything. There is another ingredient that is equally important and you always have to take it into account. This ingredient is the Pre OBSERVATION phase.
Observation Is The Key - Recognize and learn THE PATTERNS in their behavior

Lie detection is obviously not something you can master by just learning the theory. It needs practice. This is why in this video I want to challenge you to start your observation for the signs of deception. So far we have talked only about the basics of lie detection and we haven’t yet touched the more advanced stuff related to the particular body language signs of a liar. Because of this, it will be easier for you to concentrate more on your instincts rather than just the theory.

Now, the next time you are talking to someone, who is infamous for lying or bending the truth, start your observation. Engage in small talk. Talk about something simple, even silly, and observe how their body behaves. Then, move on to a different topic, something you know might make them feel uncomfortable and might force them to lie or be dishonest. Observe the changes in their behavior to confirm that they are in fact being deceitful.

If you complete this challenge, then the other students of this course and I will be extremely happy to hear about your endeavor. To share your story and your experience, simply post a discussion on the course dashboard and tell us about it. Thank you and see you in the next section.

[CHALLENGE ONE] Let the observation begin
Listening, Assumption and Information
4 Lectures 09:48
One of the biggest mistakes you can make while you’re trying to decipher somebody’s lies is when you actually help them to sustain the lie. This is because very often it is not just the body language that will give them away. It is the thing that they say or the things that they do not say. Sometimes when somebody is concocting a lie, it is because of the information they do not have rather than the information they do have.
Listen Attentively - Do not help them to SUSTAIN the lie

There is one very interesting thing I would like to discuss in this video and I believe it to be of utmost importance. It is actually an example from Adam’s childhood. By the way, Adam is the person responsible for the whole production process of our online courses.
Preview 03:42

Another interesting thing about people who lie is that very often they try to give you more information than necessary. They are literally trying to flood you with additional details, because they feel that this will make them more convincing.

The Exorbitant Information - They will flood you with the UNNECESSARY DETAILS

Now, in this challenge I want to ask you to share a personal story or experience about a past situation. In the previous challenge I asked you to share an experience when YOU were being lied to and how YOU dealt with that experience. This time I want you to do the complete opposite. Tell us about a situation where YOU WERE THE LIAR. Of course, you don’t have to get into details about what you actually lied about. Simply tell us how you felt when you were lying. Were you calm or nervous? Were you constantly explaining yourself, giving way more information than necessary? And finally – did they believe you?

Once again, please, post a discussion and share your experience. And remember, we are all liars, so no one will judge you.

The Body Language of a Liar
13 Lectures 33:20
During a conversation, when people are relaxed they tend to breath in a relaxed way as well. The rhythm will be quite constant and their abdomens will slowly go up and down, up and down.

You have probably noticed that when people get really nervous, their skin color actually starts to change. They will often blush with a beautiful red color around the nose, cheeks, ears or neck. This is caused by a very sudden release of adrenaline, which increases the rate at which the heart beats and dilates the blood vessels.

The Physiological Changes - Nervousness can cause changes in BREATHING AND SKIN

You may assume that people who believe they have gotten away with
telling a lie may be very happy with themselves. Why wouldn’t they?
After all, they have achieved their goal, right? The truth, however, is
quite different.

Preview 02:25

The liar desperately wants to be believed, to be considered as trustworthy. For this particular moment in time this is their only goal and they MUST achieve it.
Back and Forward - The aura of intimacy and the great ESCAPE

We have already established that lie detection is profoundly connected to perceiving whether or not somebody is nervous. As we discussed in the previous videos, nervousness can betray the liar by, for example, a sudden jerk backwards. However, it is not just the backing up that you should be looking for.
The Nervous Movements - The ADRENALINE rises and the heart beats faster

The eye is regarded as the central focal point of the human body that will convey the way you truly feel and think. When you maintain eye contact during the conversation, you are perceived as being a strong, confident, honest and empathetic person. You evoke the feeling of respect and trust and others feel at ease in your company.

Eye Language P1 - The eye is regarded as the central FOCAL POINT of the body

We all remember from our Physics lessons that the pupils will involuntarily contract or dilate in order to regulate the amount of light entering the eye. They will dilate in a dark room to absorb as much light rays as possible. This is exactly what happens when someone is being deceptive.
Eye Language P2 - Adrenaline prepares the body for the stressful situation

In this video we will discuss four head movements that can reveal a liar:

  • The Head Jerk
  • The Head Shake
  • The Head Tilt
  • The Head Bow
The Head Movements - The four head movements that can reveal a liar

You may rightly believe that it may be very difficult to detect lies just based on a slight movement of the liar’s head. So, let me move on to a gesture that occurs more frequently and is easier to perceive. It is called Neck touching.

Neck Touching - The neck is a sensitive, defenseless part of the human body

When men are being deceptive or realize that they have been caught lying red handed, they may try to ventilate themselves by pulling the collar away from the neck or loosening their tie.

Hand Gestures P1 - Pulling, scratching, bending and drilling

Covering the mouth is another body language sign that is very easy to spot. If you’re a fan of political TV shows where people basically argue with each other, then the chances are that you’ve seen this gesture quite frequently.
Hand Gestures P2 - Covering, touching, pressing and rubbing

When people feel nervous or vulnerable it is very common for them to create a physical shield separating them from you.

The Physical Shield - The liar creates a physical shield to separate from you

I’m afraid that this is the last challenge of this course. However, it is also the most important one. You are now equipped with not just the awareness of your instincts, but also with the knowledge of the body language of a liar. It is now time to put your new skills to the test.

Remember, observation is the key and it is the first thing you need to do ALWAYS. Then, of course, you have your instincts. Do not ignore them. Last, but not least, use your knowledge of body language to finally Spot a Liar.

Now, there is no due date for this challenge, lie detection is something you should practice and use on a daily basis. However, once again, we will be more than happy to hear about your experiences. If you have a story to share, then please come back to the course, even after you have completed it, and post a discussion. We will surely answer.

[CHALLENGE THREE] Observation, instincts and body language

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About the Instructor
Dr. Roy Naraine
4.3 Average rating
2,933 Reviews
33,779 Students
17 Courses
Medical Doctor, Coach, Award Winning Udemy Instructor

I graduated in the field of medicine in the year 1992. I have worked in various hospitals and outpatients' clinic. During the course of my studies, I became interested in the field of psychology. My profound knowledge of the function of the human brain allowed me to get better results when treating my patients.

For over twenty years I have been conducting self-improvement training, coaching sessions and counseling in international corporations. I have also worked as an interviewer in several companies and have been the personal adviser of many lucrative clients and company owners.

In addition, I possess a graduate certificate in the field of project management. This knowledge,combined with my experience in the field of psychology allows me to manage software projects for a Canadian company. As the program director I manage a multi-ethnic team of IT specialists.

My yearning to make the knowledge I possess available to everyone has driven me towards online education. Together with members of eNar Studio we are on our way to making this possible.

Adam Naraine
4.4 Average rating
3,210 Reviews
39,602 Students
21 Courses
CEO & Co-Founder at eNar Studio

I am an aspiring filmmaker and writer with many years of experience and a strong background in physics and computer science. At a very young age I became fascinated with movies and soon decided to connect my future with that area. My passion towards video production and desire to make high quality educational videos available to people all around the world has finally brought me to udemy, where I can reach millions.

In 2015 I co-founded eNar Studio and along with other founding members we began our journey towards becoming one of the best online educational businesses in the world.

Presently, at eNar Studio, I hold the position of CEO and I am responsible for the production process and marketing. This way I can secure the high, studio quality of our online products.