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Lying as an art form Lying whether it is telling little white lies or big fat porkies is an old practice and something that consciously or otherwise we find ourselves doing on a daily basis Whether it is saying Im alright to your partner when they ask how you are to avoid getting into a discussion or deliberately deceiving someone for your own purposes lying comes in a number of forms and it comes easily Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying that You can fool some of the people some of the time all of the people all of the time but you can not fool all of the people all of the time Herein lies the problem it is important to judge who you can fool and who you cant People who know you and who know your facial expressions are more likely to pick up on changes in your voice facial expressions and general tone when you are lying however there are ways and means to overcome this problem This essay will examine several ways that a person can maximize their chances of telling a successful lie and more importantly getting away with it It is one thing to be able to lie without a few moral concerns but quite another to make the other person believe you The three areas examined are Truth Preparation and Manner By combining the techniques outlined an effective and convincing lie Truth While the notion of truth may seem like an odd place to begin in an article about lying I feel that it is an important step in laying the ground work for a lie Mark Twain said When in doubt tell the truth and this is a fair warning Unless it is absolutely necessary telling the truth is still the safest and the best option Firstly if one can avoid the need for lying in the first place one does not need
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