It takes longer for liars to respond on text messenges

It takes longer for liars to respond on text messages | Healthbiztips
It takes longer for liars to respond on text messages | Healthbiztips

It takes longer for liars to respond on text messages | Healthbiztips

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan | psychology blog

Have you ever had that gut instinct that someone is not being truthful on their response to your text messages? Well, it turns out there are clues to know if someone is indeed lying. One of those is to take a closer look into their response time. You see, it takes an individual longer to respond to a text message or chat when they are telling a lie.

It is often hard to  find out if someone is lying on their text message because unlike in a face to face interaction, we do not have the benefit of seeing real time facial expression and body language that can potentially give them away.

Yes, it is undeniable that pointing out that someone is lying simply on the basis that it took them a hefty long time to respond may seem unfair and downright wrong. That's because although this method is proven by research to have significance, it is not foolproof.

You can't convict a liar solely on the fact that it takes them a long time to respond, but it does give you a good factor to consider when judging to the true intent and nature of that person.


Resources:

Brigham Young University. (2013, September 5). People who lie while texting take longer to respond. ScienceDaily. Retrieved June 18, 2019 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130905113654.htm

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