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"The average person lies three times per ten minutes of conversation."

So says an expert on a new Fox TV show that I a href=”http://www.yankeefarm.net/archives/10046-Lie-to-Me.html”read about on Maggie’s Farm /a called emLie to Me /embased on the work of psychologist Paul Ekman. For those of you who are not familiar with Ekman’s work, he is the author of a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393321886?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0393321886″emTelling Lies: Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage /em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0393321886″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / and is a renowned expert in emotions research and nonverbal communication. I have his book and have used it in my work often, it is terrific if you are a layperson or professional and want to learn more about the clues to deceit. br /br /However, I have to ask: do people really lie three times per ten minute conversation? That really seems extreme. I suppose it depends if you call an exaggeration a lie. People probably exaggerate all the time but flat out lies this often? What do you think? Do you lie in almost every conversation that you have? I don’t think I do but perhaps I am just naive about what constitutes a lie.