Whether you’re doing it to protect a loved one, get away with a naughty deed, or simply try to explain why you’re late to an appointment, telling fibs is a central—albeit distasteful—part of life. But have you ever wondered whether you’re actually any good at passing off these untruths?
After all, everything from a higher pitched voice to an overly ambitious cover story can give you away. And just because someone nods their head at you doesn’t mean they aren’t secretly thinking, “Who is this person trying to lie to me?”
So if you are going to invent falsities, at least do it right—and avoid all of these science-backed signs that you stink at lying.