Wouldn't it be nice if we could ascertain whether or not someone was a good liar in a few seconds? You'd think it would certainly give us something of an edge in determining whether or not we should add a degree or two of caution when considering stories that already pique our vigilance and wariness when it comes to someone's credibility.
Knowing whether or not we're good liars might also tell us something about ourselves ... and might makes us think twice before we try to deceive someone else.
Really good liars don't wear their deception on their faces.
The best liars can look someone straight in the face even after being confronted with a mountain of evidence and not blink an eye.
But one psychologist says that a simple five-second test can determine whether or not we're good liars.
Richard Wiseman, author of 59 Seconds: Change Your Life in Under a Minute, calls it the "Q Test" and you can perform it very easily on yourself ... and others.
We urge you not to take away too much from this. Just because someone is potentially a good liar doesn't mean that they are liars.
Check out the Q Test here:
How'd you do?
Which direction did the leg on that Q end up facing for you? Let us know in the comments below ... we promise to take you at your word.
[H/T: Business Insider]