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Do You Know When Someone Is Lying to You?

So you think you are good at spotting lies, huh? I am thrilled to test your abilities!

Here at the Science of People we LOVE to do original research. This latest experiment is both a test for us and a test for you. Take this quiz and:

  • See how good you are at spotting the lies
  • Contribute to our lie detection research
  • Duh. Take the coolest quiz ever

Ready for it?

Click the button below and again on the next page where the quiz will be waiting for you:

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You will be given 5 subjects to analyze. Each of them will tell you 3 statements, then you will have to determine which statement is the lie. See how many lies you can spot!

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About Vanessa Van Edwards

Vanessa Van Edwards is a national best selling author & lead investigator at her human behavior research lab, Science of People. Her groundbreaking book, Captivate: Use Science to Succeed with People was chosen by Apple as one of the most anticipated books of 2017. She writes a monthly Science of Success column for Entrepreneur Magazine and the Huffington Post. As a professional people watcher her unique work has been featured in CNN, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Inc, Business Insider and more. Vanessa leads innovative soft skills trainings for Fortune 500 companies including Google, Dove, Facebook, Intel, MillerCoors and American Express.


    1. Anonymous

      I do that ALL the time(well not all the time, but it’s really common). So does the rest of my family. Isn’t something that’s done more by liars… Why did they even put it in this course…. ?

      1. Danielle McRae

        A lip purse is an example of negative body language. Sometimes, it’s indicative of lying, but not always. It’s mainly a way of concealing information. For example, if you ask a woman how much she weighs, she will almost always lip purse before answering. I hope this distinction helps!

        Danielle | SOP Team

    2. Poppa Madison

      Me too Marsha Mellow…………..So GIVE UTH A KITH !

      “John”? ……….” Marsha?” ,,,,,,,,,, “John”? ……….” Marsha?”,,,,,,,,,”John”? ……….” Marsha?”


      Oh…..Nuthing !

    1. Poppa Madison

      Emma we are all amazed at your amazement, beyond amazement itself……and isn’t that truly amazing that we are all more amazed than we ever thought amazement could drive us to be amazed !

      Wow……..and isn ‘t that just simply enervatingly freekin’………………………(please fill in the missing word !) We know you want to !

    1. Danielle McRae

      We’re so happy to have you, Azza! Welcome to the Science of People community!

      Danielle | SOP Team

    1. Poppa Madison

      I think we must share the same DN genome cos I stand in corners for hours like that too!
      They say its because we are missing No.24 in the strand !

  1. Anonymous

    I don’t know if that’s a joke or not… It doesn’t mean they’re always lying, it’s just what people sometimes do when they lie. They can do it when they’re not lying too. It doesn’t really help at all, and whether they do it or not, you can be just as sure about whether or not they’re lying to you. I personally don’t see why anyone would sign up for this course…

    1. Poppa Madison

      You must be as blind as you have admitted Oh unknown person, cos I signed up!
      But I don’t remember why or what the actual name of the course was.

  2. dom.uncl

    Everything I’ve read says that, statistically, ALL the techniques, and ALL the technologies are barely better than random chance at detecting lies. Lying must have evolutionary value, because everybodys REALLY good at it!

  3. adrienne gellman

    No .The PROVEN way to prove if a person is lying to you is to PROVE INCONSISTENCIES in what they’re telling you now & what you can PROVE happened in the situation you’re talking about.TRUTH IS ABOUT CONSISTENCY.LIES ARE ABOUT INCONSISTENCY.

  4. fazekma

    How come The Power of Body Language isn’t available on Udemy? I’ve bought two of your courses via Udemy and am very happy with their format but don’t like Creativelive.

    1. Danielle McRae

      Hi, fazekma. Creative Live owns the rights to both “The Power of Body Language” and “Master Your People Skills” courses, so we’re unable to have them run on Udemy. So sorry about that!

      Danielle | Science of People Team

  5. Alexia Corrie:)

    There’s a friend of mine who I caught lying when I caught her stealing a book of mine, BUT she doesn’t know that I know that she stole the book. And so the next day I pretend that I didn’t know where the book was and I told her and very unlikely of her she said in a loud voice “OH REALLY!” which is not like her when saying the truth…

  6. Alt

    In regards to people shaking no when they say yes, I’ve been watching for that for some time and I’ve noticed that almost every time someone gestures with their head while saying yes to a question, they are shaking their head no. I’ve actually caught myself doing it.

    I was wondering if anyone had any insight on this. I’m genuinely curious, I’m not trying to pick apart the article or anything. : )

    1. Danielle McRae

      Hi Alt, great question! Head movement/direction can be a little tricky. Generally, a mismatched answer and head movement (saying “yes”, but moving the head in a “no” direction) is a red flag, but this can vary across cultures. In India, their head movement does not follow the typical Western “yes” and “no”. The same goes for some Scandinavian countries as well. My recommendation is to look for additional red flags before coming to a conclusion!

      Danielle | Science of People Team

    1. Poppa Madison

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      An’ ahm feelin’ so o o o o o o o farn Lordie yez Lordie !

      ♪♫♪♫♪♫ Whoah, ah Whoah, ah Ye e e e e e e eah ! ♪♫

  7. Kimmel

    People who tell dangerous lies are good at doing it because they created the system of language and human behavior that we’re living in. Look for arrogance and avoid it

    1. Poppa Madison

      Relax and be surreptiously and dubiously assured………..IT ALL TRUE …..and that’s a Lie !
      Confused ?
      Don’t worry about it, just go and re-string that out of tune Guitaw of yours Buddy !

  8. Poppa Madison


    What sort of questions would most likely trip him up in conversation to change his story?

    What kind of FACTUAL EVIDENCE beyond Allegation, Hearsay and Assumption should be sought so as to eliminate the notion that all Allegations made are FALSE?

    This is a real life situation I have been asked to solve.

    All comments will be taken on board for consideration.



    1. Cheryl

      Why do you ask these questions? This might be a real life situation that you have been asked to solve, but the answers to your questions…… sound like someone who has committed a crime and wants the best answers to get out it????

    2. Sid

      Although many features of lying (such as covering/near covering of mouth, eyes, and ears) are more exaggerated as the lies have more penalties, it is important to understand that body language alone (as accurate as it is) is not enough to testify against suspected felonists. Many investigators use these techniques to get an understanding if the suspect should be furhter investigated or not.

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