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Men are twice as likely as women to consider themselves to be good at lying, study says

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MEN are twice as likely as women to consider themselves to be good at lying and at getting away with it, a study says.
Good talkers excel at fibs and spin more yarns than others — usually to family, friends, partners and colleagues.

They also prefer to lie face-to-face rather than by text or on social media.
Psychologists at University of Portsmouth quizzed 194 people with an average age of 39.
They were asked how good they were at deceiving others, how many lies they had told that day, who to, and how.
Dr Brianna Verigin said: “Men were more than twice as likely to consider themselves expert liars who got away with it.
“Research has shown people tell one or two lies a day, but that’s not accurate.

“What stood out in our study was that 40 per cent of all lies are told by a very small number of deceivers.

“And these people will lie with impunity to those closest to them.”

She added we are not as good at detecting lies as we think.
A university spokeswoman said: “One of the key strategies was to tell plausible lies and not give away much information. And the better someone thinks they are at lying, the more lies they’ll tell.”

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