The Ritner Group

*The Truth is Written All Over Our Faces

Here are some things to think about.

Deception guilt - the feeling when someone feels bad about deceiving someone.

It’s easy to call an untruthful person a liar if they are disliked, but harder to use that term if he is liked.

A failure to feel any guilt or shame about done misdeeds is considered the mark of a psychopath. 

Whenever the deceiver does not share social values with the victim, there won’t be much deception guilt.

People feel less guilty about lying to those who they think are wrongdoers.

If a liar thinks he is not gaining from the lie, he probably won’t feel any deception guilt.

Without stakes, it’s hard to detect a lie.

Deception guilt is most likely when lying is not authorized.  Deception guilt should be most severe when there is a sense of trust and honesty is authorized between the liar and the victim.

A customer who conceals from the check-out clerk that she was undercharged for an expensive item will feel less guilty if she does not know the clerk. 

Separation of (pausing between) first and last names means they personally know the person.

Males tend to use names when talking about women.


Body part


Down: Universal sign of submission and dejection.  It can often be accompanied by hunched shoulders.

Duck: Sign of feeling small, or submitting to a person or situation by appearing to make themselves look intimidating.  Look for this when dealing with co-workers or superiors, or socially when two people are competing to attract the attention of a third person

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