Q) How many times do you think we get lied to every day?
According to the social psychologist Jerald Jellison, the average person is lied to around 200 times each day. However, he also said that 25% of these lies are told to protect the other person.
Imagine if you could tell when someone's lying to you. Well, a few days ago, FBI Agent Jack Schafer has released his top four ways of being able to tell when someone is lying to you.
1) When people use the word 'well' when answering a yes-or-no question, it indicates that the person is about to give an answer that the questioner isn't expecting.
2) If you ask someone a straight, clear question and they give you a complicated answer that's just not needed, they're probably lying to you or giving you a half-truth.
3) If an answer contains innuendos, assumptions or self-defence words, they're also probably lying to you.
4) When truthful people are asked why we should believe them, they answer with “because I'm telling the truth” or something similar. However, untruthful people will avoid giving a straight answer to this.
Q) The question I want to put out there is, ‘Do you agree with lying when you feel it's best for everyone that you do so?’
Q) Do you ' beat around the bush' with people or are you straight with them?
A lot of us get worried when someone takes a while to reply to a message. If we've sent a message to someone where a reply is expected, we often stare at our phone and over-analyse the message we have just sent. Well, Dr Max Blumberg has explained why people may not reply for a while, as well as explaining why people reply quickly or slowly to you.
According to Blumberg, there's a relation between how much time it takes for someone to reply and how many feelings they have towards you. If someone really likes you or even has a crush on you, they'll reply to you quickly. If someone DOESN'T like you, they'll take more time to respond to your messages.
He says that the reason we constantly check our phones for a reply is because, in today's world, we're dealing with incoming stimuli. This basically means we're always alert because of the constant, quick world we live in. We're not used to things being delayed these days, and so it makes us anxious when someone doesn't respond straight away.
Q) Do you experience this anxious feeling after sending someone a message?
On Dragon's Den, two guys were looking for an investment in their dating app. The difference with their dating app is that, when you set up your profile it doesn't show you information and it blurs out your profile photo. It's only after you and the other person have talked for a certain amount of time that your photo and information are revealed.
Q) Do you think this is a good idea for a dating app?
Q) Do you think we prioritise people's looks over their personality, when it comes to relationships?
A recent study has revealed how people in Britain feel about mental health sufferers. In a nutshell, it shows that we're uncomfortable being around people with mental illnesses.
In my opinion, the survey gives reasonable and expected results, such as 90% of people saying that they wouldn't let someone with Schizophrenia look after their child. To me, that's understandable.
However, it also reveals surprising results, such as 32% of people saying that they wouldn't socialise with people suffering with depression.
Q) Do you feel uncomfortable around people with mental health issues?
Personally, I feel that we all go through mental health illnesses in our life, but people are good at hiding them or they just don't last very long. I feel that we should give everyone a chance. But, when it comes to serious mental issues, such as schizophrenia, I believe that we should be careful. Of course, we should give everyone a chance and get along with everyone, but it's important to be a bit more cautious around people who aren't necessary stable.
Q) Do you agree?
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