10 Killer Hacks to Become Better at Lying

Master the art of deception and uncover the truth

Mentalcodex | Julfi

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There are 2 benefits of learning how to become a better liar…

First, Lying is not the exception, it’s the rule. And the people who claim to fight against it are often the best liars among us.

Let’s face it. Absolute and unapologetic honesty is reserved for a select few. For the rest, mastering the art of foolproof deception is key.

Then, The best liars are also the most liar’s proof.

When you understand the characteristics of a masterful lie — its dos and don’ts — you become more adept at recognizing deception, even when it is well-executed.

By learning how to lie, you also learn how to uncover them.

Ok. Enough talking. Let’s start.

1. Choose Your Lies Wisely

The more you lie, the greater the chance people uncover them. And all this will end up earning you an untrustful reputation.

Lies are tools. Don’t use them as a means of avoiding situations that trigger insecurities like most do. Use them to protect.

2. Don’t Give Details

Keep your lie direct and simple.

Offering unsolicited details raises suspicion and creates potential weak points that could be exploited later on. Provide only the least information necessary and observe. In most cases, no one will bother to dig deeper.

3. Build the Perfect Alibi

Even if they’re unlikely to want further explanations, you want to avoid finding yourself in a situation where they do. If you hesitate, even for a second, it’s game over.

So work out a detailed and complete story in your mind before you lie.

4. Root Your Lies in Truth

By inventing elements in your false stories, you risk exposing inconsistencies that are hard to justify without resorting to further lies. It’s a precarious house of cards, ready to crumble.

Always root your lie in real and verifiable truths.

5. Redirect Attention

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Mentalcodex | Julfi

Power dynamics expert. I share essays and historical case studies about Human nature and its relationship with power.