Learn to Detect Lies

If business success depends on decisions based on analysis of information it is vital to know how to separate what's true from what's false.

Friday, November 12, 2010

But with the world full of half truths, full or partial distortions, exaggerations, concealment and outright lies, it is easy to be misled and believe something as true when it is not.

Here are six suggestions to accomplish that:

1 - Determine what interests are served by the source of the information.
Arguments expressed by people are always inclined towards their own interests.

2 - Always question the information.
Do not accept as true what may be false. Question and check.

3 - Beware of the ratings of sincerity.
Please alert message when you say: "I'll be honest with you" or "Let me tell you the truth."

4 - Analyze the credibility of the source.
The information must be backed by the strength of the arguments, facts, and the prestige of the source.

5 - Be aware of misleading answers to logical questions.
If the answers to your questions are confusing, the strength of the source of information must be questioned.

6 - Be wary of obvious arguments.
It's easy to overlook a lie within a sequence of indisputable statements.

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