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Marcus

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Joined Feb 14, 2010
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It's official: women are better liars

When it comes to telling the truth, a woman liar may be harder to spot than a man, new research reveals. Women's way with words can give them the edge over tongue-tied men at concealing falsehoods.

Scientists at Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh have been counting the pauses between words and discovered that men are almost twice as likely as women to hesitate mid-sentence. Normally a liar can be spotted by an increase in the number of pauses in their conversation.

Robin Lickley, a lecturer at Queen Margaret's department of speech and language sciences, said: "Females tend to be better speakers - they are more fluent at a younger age, and pick up language earlier than male children - so from the beginning they get more practice. And that seems to continue in later life. When it comes to lying, if you are having to create something, if you are having to lie, then you would want to pause longer."

Which leaves men at a disadvantage, as on average they pause more than three times every 100 words in conversation, while women do so only once every 50 words.
Lickley, who is due to publish a paper on his work this summer, said scientists have not found out why men are so tongue-tied.

"It is a matter of debate, whether it is biological or social," he said.
"Stuttering is known to be much more prevalent in the male population than the female, but that may be biological."

However, counting the pauses in conversation is not yet set to replace the polygraph as a foolproof lie detector test.

"A good liar would avoid pausing, would avoid any clues which would suggest they are lying.
The phrases "um" and "uh" help to break up the sentences, and keep the listener interested while the speaker searches for a new thought. Lickley said: "People tend to think of these things as sloppy - whereas they're perfectly normal.

"It is amazing how quickly we speak, and we have to do a lot of planning as we go along, and you do have to pause.

"It is just the fact that we don't like to leave silence when we are pausing, so we need to fill it with something. 'Um' and 'uh' are easy things to say and they use neutral sounds that don't take much effort to produce."
 

ChaosTheory

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Joined Mar 28, 2010
Messages 2,346
All4one said:
Either way they are good liars. Men are too naive for lie

Especially the super gorgeous women..:)
looks and personality are their greatest weapon....by the way..thank you for that god.
 

New Wave

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Joined Nov 3, 2009
Messages 111
ChaosTheory said:
Especially the super gorgeous women..:)
looks and personality are their greatest weapon....by the way..thank you for that god.

lol

women are pro about lie for sure... Even if you saw your GF with some other guy and ask her are you cheating on me? my god! she starts talking non-stop since day 1.. lie after lie.. and she makes her BF believes them.. the guy ends up apologizing from his GF for even asking to her if she was cheating,

but men get cought so easy! because men answer question with question... big mistake!

its like this:

Woman: I saw you with a woman today. Are you cheating on me?
Guy: where did you see me? ...................BUSTED!!!! lol
 
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Beenthere123

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Its a woman's prerogative to lie, didn't you guys know that?.
 

diver12488

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Joined Apr 26, 2010
Messages 74
Anytime I see research like this I always am hesitant to agree or disagree. I mean, how the hell can you compile solid empirical data on lying? :???:

In the study they mentioned that there was a relationship between lying and the pauses while telling the lies, yet they also mentioned that men in normal situations have more pauses and uh, um, duh. I would assume that the best way to test that theory would be to see if there were any variations in the delays from telling the truth vs. lying. But, this implies however that there would need to be someone decoding the body language which brings in even more variables. I'm no statistician, but I have had my fair share of stats education. If it has told me one thing it is that research is "drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient data."

I would love to see the details on the actual data and research study design. :geek:

I would assume that women are "normally" better liars because they probably lie more often and are therefore better trained. :mrgreen:
 
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All4one

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diver12488 said:
I would assume that women are "normally" better liars because they probably lie more often and are therefore better trained. :mrgreen:

:lol: I guess thats the main meaning of this conversation :mrgreen:
 

SillyGirl

Queen of Boots and Cupcakes
Joined Apr 7, 2017
Messages 7,250
Ok, you guys are making me laugh being all snarky about this...gosh, I wonder how many of your SO's are seeing escorts?

I don't agree we lie more...just that we're better at it...then again, some of us are so damn good you'll just never know for sure. :lol: :lol:
 

JackassJack

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Joined Feb 13, 2010
Messages 558
SillyGirl said:
I don't agree we lie more...just that we're better at it...then again, some of us are so damn good you'll just never know for sure. :lol:

:lol:

Liar definition : Someone who can lie and dont get cought.

From this point of view:

Men lie but they get cought right away. So men are not good liars.
Women lie and they dont get cought. Meaning women are very good liars.
 

SillyGirl

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Joined Apr 7, 2017
Messages 7,250
JackassJack said:
:lol:

Liar definition : Someone who can lie and dont get cought.

From this point of view:

Men lie but they get cought right away. So men are not good liars.
Women lie and they dont get cought. Meaning women are very good liars.


I think "liar" is someone who tells an untruth. Being bad at it doesn't mean you're not lying.

Not all men are bad liars. Hell, just yesterday I realized one's been lying to me for quite awhile now, and he's really good at it.

 
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