I was listening to this podcast and one certain trick caught my attention: telling a good liar from a bad liar. It’s simple. Try it, or ask your friends and see which ones are more prone to telling believable lies.
So how does it work? Hold your dominant hand up and draw a capital Q on your forehead. That’s it. You’re done.
Now, did you draw the tail of the Q towards your right or left shoulder? Drawing the tail towards the right shoulder indicates that you’re a low self monitor, or, you guessed it, a bad liar. However, drawing the tail towards the left shoulder shows a high self monitor, also known as a good liar. This way, the person facing the drawer can see the letter Q. These high self monitors are better at observing others and more aware at how others perceive them. Also, according to Business Insider, they’re more likely to be extroverts.
Where’d you land on the good liar test? I, myself, am a bad liar, which is both true on this test and in the real world.
You know that feeling? You know, that one feeling. The one where your body decides to be mean and jerks you awake just as you’re about to fall asleep. Today I read that it happens because your heart rate decreases so rapidly that you’re brain jerks you awake to make sure you’re still alive. Another theory is that the brain gets confused by your muscles relaxing, thinks you’re falling, and causes you to tense up. Either way, there’s some miscommunication going on here between the mind and the body.
Here is the part where you insert your own symbolic interpretation of situations in life that could also apply to this. Maybe it’s you making a bigger deal out of something smaller and freaking out for no reason. Maybe it’s taking life too seriously. Maybe it’s staying in tune with all those signs your body is giving you (yes, go see a doctor already). Or maybe we should stop trying to make a symbolic interpretation out of the smallest things (guilty).
For all you insomniacs out there, want to know how to supposedly fall asleep in under one minute? Follow the 4-7-8 rule: Breath in through your nose for 4 seconds, hold your breath for 7 seconds, then exhale through your mouth for 8 seconds.