Study of Honesty

If you want to be good at deception, you have to be good at spotting the truth as well. Both are equally important.

In the news this week, a woman survives a brutal shark attack, losing her arm to the shark.

Watch her tell her story. Her response is unusual, but we know the story is absolutely true due to her injuries.

Ask yourself, if you didn’t know she was telling the truth and you couldn’t see the injury, would you believe her?

If not, why? What behaviors does she have that might set you off?

And what behaviors does she have that supports her story?

Be Warned: Fake Kidnapping Scam

Law enforcement is warning people nationally about a scam that is happening across the U.S. A person calls and tells you that your loved one has been kidnapped, and instructs you to get money or your loved one dies with a bullet to the head! Then they get you to drive your car all over town to wire money promising you this will ensure the safe return of your loved one. They don’t allow you time to get off your phone and call your loved one or anyone else!

Worse, as seen in the scam above, they have gotten both parents involved.

Don’t think because you don’t have little children that this can’t happen to you. It’s happening to parents of college-age children, and children in their twenties.

When I search the news, I am seeing cases from coast-to-coast being reported on by major news networks. This California station gives you information from the FBI on what to do should you get a call like this! It’s a helpful article.

These criminals are playing on people’s emotions. And I’ve always said when people are emotional, their ability to spot the truth plummets dramatically. It’s when people are emotional that they will do things that they normally wouldn’t do and criminals are harnessing that human frailty.

Live Stream of Walmart Fatal Shooting

WARNING: Video above may be disturbing to watch. Be advised.

You may have seen the latest news story that is causing a lot of buzz. Wendy Russell Macrorie (shown) was in Kansas City at a Walmart store when she witnessed the aftermath of a shooting.  She live streaming it on Facebook. I don’t think anyone would complain about her reporting the story, but how she did it is causing a lot of controversy and conversation.

Not only did she appear to smile through her narration, but she also showed the injured, dying or dead people on the ground (blurred out below), which isn’t very respectful. This was in the end a fatal shooting. One person died.

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People online are arguing that this is a nervous laugh versus a true sincere smile.

There is a definite answer on what this is.

What emotion do you think this is?  Share your answer below, and I’ll share my thoughts in the next day or two in the comment area.

Chase’s Expression

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Yesterday I asked viewers who caught Chase’s microexpression on the Bachelorette Monday night. And only one viewer identified it after many people responded.

The expression is above, and the information revealed (that Chase is surprised) allows us to match Chase’s words to his facial expression and know if he is truthful.

Was Chase truthful to Jojo in this interaction?