Researchers have found that men tell six fibs a day on an average to their partner, boss and colleagues, but women come out with just three. The study of 2,000 Britons also revealed that the most common lie told by both sexes was: ‘ Nothing’s wrong, I’m fine.’ While men are likely to fib about having their last pint and claiming their partner’s behind doesn’t look too big, women avoid telling the truth about their latest shopping purchases.
Eighty-three per cent of adults of both sexes said they could easily tell if their partner was lying. But body language expert Richard Newman said: ‘Most people can’t read the signals. They assume that if someone is hiding the truth, they would hide their face and avoid eye contact. In fact, the opposite is true. Liars usually do everything they can to convince you of the truth, sitting still and looking at you to watch your reaction. People simply overestimate their skills in this area.’
The findings emerged in a poll by 20th Century Fox to mark the DVD launch of TV series Lie To Me, starring Tim Roth as a deception expert who helps to solve crimes.
Top 10 lies men tell…
1. Nothing’s wrong, I’m fine
2. This will be my last pint
3. No, your bum doesn’t look big in that
4. I had no signal
5. My battery died
6. Sorry, I missed your call
7. I didn’t have that much to drink
8. I’m on my way
9. It wasn’t that expensive
10. I’m stuck in traffic
Courtesy: Mail Online