5 Second Test to Determine if You’re a Good Liar

We all lie.

Whether it’s a small white lie, a serious deceitful one or somewhere in between, there are few people, if any, who refrain from being dishonest 100 percent of the time.

But while we all lie, there are differences in how convincing we are to others when we actually do it. You may shuffle around, stammer or give inconsistent answers if you’re not very effective at fibbing, or you may be composed and confident in your dishonesty.

Factors that make one person a “good” or successful liar versus a “bad” one may be varied and wide, but is there a way to find out if you’re personally a good liar?

According to psychologist Richard Wiseman, author of “59 Seconds: Change Your Life in Under a Minute,” there is. He has developed a simple test to determine whether or not you are good at lying.

The “Q” test takes about five seconds to complete and requires one hand and your forehead.


Check out the video below to see how the test works and what it reveals about your fibbing abilities.

Now that you know if you’re effective at hiding the truth, how about some pointers of figuring out if your friends, co-workers, family members or even strangers are concealing the truth from you?

Check out this video for tips on picking up subtle cues to determine if someone is telling a lie.

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