THE telltale signs someone is lying are avoiding eye contact and nervous talking — but even the most experienced ‘poker face’ has a telltale ‘tell’, according to a new poll.
The poll of 2,000 American adults found that an overwhelming majority considered themselves superior at spotting a liar.
Almost a quarter (24 percent) think they have an excellent poker face, while another 37 percent believe they are good at duping others.
Less than one in 20 (3 percent) felt they had a terrible poker face.
Regarding their own “tells” – signs that someone is bluffing – respondents indicated that playing around with chips, sitting up in the chair when they have a good hand, and shaky hands are the top signs to look out for one should pay attention.
The study, commissioned by Online Betting Guide and conducted by OnePoll, found that 53 percent of Americans believe they are good at detecting when others are lying to them, while just 8 percent thought they were bad at it.
The study also revealed when people think it’s a good time to use their bluffing skills — at poker (32 percent), when someone asks if you like what they’re wearing and don’t (30 percent), and when someone They dread meal (27 percent) are the best scenarios.
On average, Americans use their poker face four times a day and lie 4.3 times a day. Respondents also feel lied to 5.8 times a day.
“Body language isn’t a precise science, and when you’re looking for signs of lying, there is no such thing as perfect body language that ‘says’, only clues and clues,” said Judi James, body language expert and author of Pokerface.
“Poker players in particular can use micro-gestures when lying or bluffing, but a good liar could use this to their advantage by playing the ‘tell’ that suits them and confusing their opponents.
“Imagine spotting an opponent’s ‘tell’ while playing poker. You’ve noticed that when he’s bluffing, his eyes dart quickly from side to side.
“However, this ‘tell’ is only useful to you if you are unaware of it. If they know their own trait, they can also use it to fool you. Are they bluffing, or is it a double bluff?”
Interestingly, more than two in five (42 percent) see themselves as someone who wears their heart on their sleeve and has trouble hiding their feelings.
Although they lie more often and feel lied to more often, 54 percent of respondents said that honesty is very important to them.
“Body language doesn’t always give us the full picture of what’s going on, but it can give us a good idea,” said a spokesperson for the Online Betting Guide.
“As with most things, the better you know someone, the better you can tell if they’re a good or bad liar. It’s also fascinating to see how important it is for us to tell the truth – but admit that we tell little white lies every day.”
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