Video: 8 Myths About Lying

Man with hand raised to swear yet with other hand with crossed fingers

You will either lie or be lied to today. That’s pretty much a fact. Some lies are harmless, such as a false compliment, but some will wreak havoc on your life.

Spotting lies is important, yet an ability few have, mainly because of various stubborn myths. That’s the theme of our video based on our primary and secondary research from 8 Honest Truths About Spotting Liars and Lying. Some of the astonishing takeaways include:

We’re lied to from 10 to 200 times a day.
60% of people lie during a standard 10-minute conversation and average two to three lies during that time frame.
Woman aren’t better at spotting liars and psychopaths aren’t better at lying (call that one even, Clarice, but still bring the Chianti).
Lying is a cooperative act where you grant power to another individual or institution, choose to wear a shroud of denial because the truth is too unpalatable.
Everyone lies and not all everyone lies (might seem confusing, but meditate on this Stephen King quote: “Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.”)

Providing online sample is one of qSample’s cornerstones, so we feel “truth-seeking” is foundational for market research. If you do as well, please enjoy our video:

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