In reading the section about Lying and Lie Detection I was honestly shocked about how many misconceptions I had about the subject. To find out that so many professions have the same 50/50 chance of spotting someone lying as any regular person was a little bit of a shock. I just always had assumed that those in police work and psychologists would be able to tell someone is lying. I guess I, like most people, have been watching too much TV. We fall prey to what I call the "CSI effect" and believing what they portray as real when it is not. Even those that administer a polygraph have the same odds as the rest of us for spotting a liar. There is no Pinocchio Response as we have learned from our book. Our noses will not grow when we lie. So if there is no Pinocchio Response how can some people tell when others are lying? I must admit that I seem to always believe the best of people and therefore believe them. Unless they have lied to be previously, then I would be a little more wary about what they tell me. Have any of you caught someone lying or had someone lie to you and you could tell just by talking or watching them that they were lying to you?