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The language of lying — Noah Zandan

The language of lying — Noah Zandan

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We hear anywhere from 10 to 200 lies a day

On a psychological level, we lie in part to paint a better picture of ourselves. We connect our fantasies to the person we wish we were.

Our conscious mind only controls about 5% of our cognitive function. The other 95% is beyond our awareness. While our brain is dreaming about who we wish...

Studies suggest lying about a personal topic takes hard work. It results in a different language pattern.

Linguistic text analysis identifies four common patterns in the subconscious language of deception:

  1. Liars refer less to themselves when they are untruthful....

Examples of linguistic analysis

  • Minimal self-reference: "Absolutely no party took place at this house" instead of "I didn't host a party here."
  • Negative language: "Sorry, my stupid phone battery died. I hate that thing."
  • Simple explanations: A US President ...

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