The Distinction Between the Truth and a Lie

Explain the ways that you detect lies.

It seems like every day, and you are faced with lies, both big and small. You are forced to discover when and if you are being lied to or are being told the truth. In “The Ways We Lie,” Stephanie Ericsson examines the types of lies we tell and are told, but she doesn’t explain how to discover a lie. How do you distinguish between the truth and a lie? What criteria do you have for identifying lies? Give specific examples from your own experience that support, clarify, interest, and persuade.