body language voice 1

Body Language one



rub cross (2) bring/brought/brought
steal detector autonomic nervous system
value human put them to the test
retired examine basically
FBI honest pinpoint
agent expect see right through
soul form (2) make up (2)
leftie shift (2) insightful
tight wonder comfortably
tap sign (3) to picture
voice indicate lean back
lap lean (2) dishonest
fold buy (2) polygraph
fib barrier tangential
affect nervous






Welcome back. Do you ever wonder if lying to you? Well there are things to look for to find the truth.

And we’ve brought in a polygraph examiner to put five people to the test and show you how to be a human lie detector.

Bill Brown: “Did you ever steal anything valued at more than ten, twenty-five dollars?”
Woman One: “No.”

Bill Brown: “Are you basically a dishonest person?”
Man One: “Basically a dishonest person?”

This polygraph examiner and retired FBI agent doesn’t need a machine to pinpoint a liar.

Bill Brown, Polygraph Examiner: “The eyes are a window to the soul: you can see right through them.”

Man One: “What do you expect of me? That’s a good question.”

Take a close look at this guy’s eyes: before Jason answers, he looks up to the right.

Bill Brown: “Looking up to the right means you are making up something. You’re visually picturing something that’s never happened.

That’s a lie.”

Up to the left, you’re remembering something.

Only problem, it’s the opposite for lefties, like Jason, so he’s telling the truth.

Shifty eyes could also indicate dishonesty.

Bill Brown: “The moment they complete that lie, they look right back at me, because they’re seeing if I’m buying what they’re selling.

Bill Brown says all the people we interviewed are basically honest: look at how comfortably they sit in their chair. Liars may rub their neck, tap their fingers, look at their watch . . . all signs of nervousness.

Or they’ll position something between you and them, even if it’s only a book or coffee cup, when you see something like that, realize that it’s just getting a barrier between you and me.”

Someone telling a fib may lean back in their chair, sit to the side, and keep their arms crossed and hands tightly folded in their lap.

Bill Brown: “Did you ever put any false information on any form?”
Woman Two: “On any form? No.”

Journalist: “What about people who try to change the conversation?

Bill Brown: “It makes almost everyone a little bit uncomfortable, lie. So if they can say something else in a tangential way, and you accept that, they don’t have to lie.”

And really listen to what they are saying and how they say it.

Bill Brown: “If all the time you’ve been talking to them, they’ve been speaking in one voice, and then all at once they speak in this voice, it’s a pretty good indication.”

Pretty insightful, and Bill says liars most likely do a combo of those things. You have to look out for that. But there’s also things they cannot control at all affected by the autonomic nervous system.

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1. Everyone always tells the truth. True or false?

2. Is Bill Brown a retired university professor of psychology?

3. What does looking up indicate? Why does a person look up before answering?

4. Are there certain body signs people display when someone lies?

5. Can someone’s words and voice indicate they are lying?

6. People can consciously control their bodily movements. Is this correct or incorrect?

7. Only psychics can tell if someone is lying. Is this right or wrong?


A. I can often tell when someone is lying or being dishonest or deceitful. Yes or no? Are the body signals the same in your culture?

B. Are there some people in your class or company who are considered trustworthy or honest? Are there those who people don’t trust or believe?

C. Would it be helpful in your career, business and life if you could read people’s body language (thoughts)?

D. Do you see books, CDs, courses and programs on body language and communication?

E. What will happen in the future?

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