Lying. People have been lying since the beginning of time.Some people are good at it, and some people are horrible at it.There are some that have mastered the art and make money at it.Lawyers, for example, are known for their skill as liars.Whatever profession, hobby, or special interest that brings us to communicate with others a person has will bring the art of lying in to play.

Picture this:a professional poker player strolls into the Taj Mahal Casino and takes a seat at the Hold`em table.No one recognizes him or expects him to be a card shark, so people sit down with him.These people have no idea what they`ve just done.They play for a while, and lose a couple hundred dollars and then get up to let the next one try.The pro just sits there and exclaims “I`m just lucky I guess”.

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Well, we`d all be “lucky” if we could tell when others are lying or not.This pro feeds off the facial expressions and body movements of his opponents, and therefore doesn`t even really need to know what is in his own hand.If he knows that his competition is holding nothing, and bluffing, he`ll win the hand.If he can tell that they are holding a good hand, he will fold, and give them a small pot.This is mastering the art of lying.A good liar can tell when someone else is lying.

Four subtopics will be discussed in the following paragraphs about lying.First, the three main groups of liars, or lies, will be explained and examples will be given.Second, the fact that everyone lies on a regular basis and/or has lied at some point in their life will be discussed with reasons and opportunities pointed out.Third, a short section will explain why children tend to lie too often. And last, the four most common types of lies will be pointed out.

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