Konstantinos Stergiopoulos Posted over 2 years ago Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar I found her talk very "plastic" and not original. Mixing drama and textbook techniques to make a point. "Lying is an attempt to connect our wishes and fantasies about who we wished we be". Not really. It looks like she has not read the book "Art of Deception" by Kevin Mitnick, where the point of deception is to get hold on information you were not supposed to. By pretending you are someone you are not and doing favors (easily to be done by you) so you could gain trust from a stranger in order to get that person to give you information you were not supposed to have access to is the most successful way of deception. Isn't that a form of lying? Also if you successfully manage to manipulate a persons opinion about yourself, then by word of mouth other people consider you as a trustee for granted. On the other hand you might want to say the truth but at the same time carefully behave as if you are lying. This can give you the upper hand in case you want to be caught in a situation were you want to appear as the one who was right but nobody believed. All I'm trying to say is that deception and lying is not an easily explained subject nor there exists a practical way of detecting lie when having a talk face to face with someone. Perhaps if you have the right equipment.. bu who caries that on a business meeting, job interview or date?