Science & Tech

How to Tell If Someone Is Lying: Expert John Douglas’s Tips

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Oct 20, 2022 • 5 min read

Lie detection is a sophisticated and elusive art form. Some people are natural deceivers, and it can take a lot of finesse and expertise to discern whether or not they’re misleading you. John Douglas, an FBI criminal profiler and MasterClass instructor, made a career out of sifting through true and false statements. Read on for his tips on how to tell if someone is lying.