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5-second ‘Q test’ can tell if you or others are good liars

(Business News) Want to spot a liar in your midst? If you believe in the psychology behind this quick test, you might be able to do just that and learn about yourself and others right away!



Are you a liar? Is your spouse? Is your boss?

Does your job require you to finesse the details from time to time or are you in a position where you must always be a straight shooter? And either way, are you even a good liar? How can you tell if you are?

More importantly, how can you tell if other people are good liars? Do you suspect a coworker of constantly fibbing, or maybe a spouse? Perhaps the answer lies in their personality type, and perhaps the ability to lie isn’t always a bad thing (think about careers that require some fudging – sales, legal finagling, etc.).

Enough chit chat, let’s get to the test to see if you’re in the liar liar pants on fire camp or if you really suck at lying:

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Further, it is interesting that this quick test claims to determine whether you’re introverted or extroverted, as presented by Richard Wiseman who is based at the University of Hertfordshire, and based on research from 1984 by R.G. Hass, entitled, Perspective-taking and self-awareness: Drawing an E on your forehead, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Now it’s your turn to fess up… or not…

Tell us in the comments which direction you drew your Q in, and tell us if you uncover some liars in your office (if you buy into the “Q test,” that is).

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  1. chrisshouse

    February 8, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I am not a good liar…………..

  2. Pingback: Ways to spot a good liar and unravel their story - The American Genius Real Estate

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