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Jul 14 2011, 2:48am

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ETA: Have we gotten a higher res version of the Fili and Kili picture yet?

It's often the case, in my experience, that women sometimes know when another woman isn't being entirely truthful and men won't catch it. That would seem to say that it isn't that women lie better, just that sometimes men don't necessarily pick up on the same cues women do which gives the lie away.

IIRC there have been studies showing that women tend to pick up non-verbal cues more accurately, even in still photographs(such as body language, facial expressions, and for the verbal things like subtle changes in tones of voice) then men do. This is probably behind the idea of "women's intuition", it's not really some magical thing, but something very "real" that women just tend to be better at picking up(and there are always exceptions)--we're gathering information from more aspects of the situation sometimes, I guess, often on a subconscious level.

I guess it could be one advantage to having a less compartmentalized brain(I don't know I'm just assuming, I remember hearing that there are more connections between various parts of womens brains then mens, that's why women can sometimes recover somewhat better from strokes), it comes in handy sometimes being more compartmentalized, but sometimes it can be more helpful to have the various bits of the brain interacting more freely.

Which is also why we sometimes can think a guy is really hot and still be using our reason to judge other aspects at the same time. ;) Mental multi-tasking can have it's advantages. LOL

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It's always obvious when I lie, because I was raised to be honest by a very honest woman. And that's even with me having a theater background. For some reason, I could play a character, but I can't play a lie. I think I may have that same psychological block as you do. Wink And if I went from my experience, I've been lied to more panifully and dramatically by some men than women. And those lies did a great deal more harm to me than any lie a woman has told me.

Now, part of the problem could be what is interpreted as a lie. Women do tend to put a lot more nuance behind their words, so they can be saying something, and it's true, but it has an underlying meaning that isn't being said, but implied. That isn't necessarily a lie. It's just a more complex meaning behind a statement. To understand this better, there's a book called "Odd Girl Out." It's a great book in understanding not only how young girls bully each other, but how girls and women develop communication styles which are very different from the way men usually communicate, which can be more straightforward.

So ultimately, I think it's best to be careful about generalizations. And nobody likes to be accused of lying, so it can come across as offensive, especially if you're someone like me who is likely just as bad a liar as you are.

Wow, I'm really using my psych degree today in this thread!

(This post was edited by marillaraina on Jul 14 2011, 2:50am)

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Post edited by marillaraina (Rohan) on Jul 14 2011, 2:50am

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