How to Know If Someone Is Lying in Their Text Message

According to new research from Brigham Young University, if someone takes longer than usual to respond to a text message, they might just be lying. The information systems team found that when people are lying in an SMS, they will typically take longer to think about their response and edit their messages while crafting their digital lie. So if you take an extra few seconds to respond to a friend asking about your whereabouts with “On my way now” even though you haven’t even left your house, they’ll probably know that you’re not telling the truth …

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