Are you a natural born liar? Try this test.


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29 comments on “Are you a natural born liar? Try this test.

  1. Gareth says:

    Hmmmm…. I drew the Q so that others would see it, but I would definitely fall into the latter (introverted and awful at lying) category.

  2. Fran6co says:

    He he, I’m not a liar !!! (or maybe I am)

  3. Lisa says:

    What if you tried to draw it so others could see it but were too stupid to figure out which way that was? Bad liar? Or just stupid?

  4. Reblogged this on karenatstepney and commented:
    A fun minute, from an honest introvert. That’s me. I am sure Richard Wiseman is honest but am unaware of his -vert status

  5. Steve Jones says:

    Is there any scientific evidence for this? It seems to be a very large inference into character, personality and attitudes over what looks to me more like a test of geometric perception.

    In my case, I tried to draw a Q as I’d expect to see it if I rotated my viewpoint 180 degrees, and I think it’s a stretch to see me as an extrovert.

    • Julia says:

      I’m the same. So I tested it on my bf, who is the biggest introvert I know, and he drew the Q the same way.

  6. I agree with Steve J. Where’s the research?

  7. Judy Brunner says:

    completely right for me, extrovert, like to be the center of attention, and can lie the hind legs off a donkey if I have to, although I don’t usually choose to lie

  8. Katrina Hill says:

    Where is the hard evidence? The research? Surely one who is an extrovert is the star of the show. Wouldn’t it make more sense that the “star of the show” personality type would draw the q so they could read it. They are more important than everyone else in the room. I drew the q so i could see it. I am certainly not an introvert and as an actor, a fabulous, and convincing liar.

  9. Alma says:

    What if you can’t figure out where your forehead is without looking in a mirror??? Eh? 🙂

  10. carpevita says:

    I am confused. I think of myself as an hard introvert (9 of 10 on personality tests) but I wrote it with the Q to the left. Maybe the definitions of introversion are different, or else you are using the No True Scotsman fallacy. I didn’t think introverts were self centered, just mentally drained by being around others.

  11. Me says:

    Mr. Richard, I think I’m a person aware of the consequences of my actions. before drawing the Q, I thought about either the two options should i choose. then, however i drew it without too much care. what i think is that one is influenced by his dominant hand, making him choose the same side because it’s more comfortable. maybe with an L is different.

    • Lazy T says:

      That goes for me too, I drew the tail to the right when I tried right handed and to the left with my left

  12. yes I am an introvert. explains why I’m not great at job interviews???

  13. Stevie says:

    I listened to the instructions rather than watched the video. I traced a queue all looking left. What does that mean?

  14. Gus says:

    Really? Citation needed.

    What does it say about us if we stuck out our finger, heard the instruction to draw a Q on our forehead, figured the end of the video was going to be: “Hah, I just made you look like an idiot for no reason”, and put our finger down?

  15. What if you don’t have a “dominant hand”?? Is this test just useless for the ambidextrous among us?

  16. SA says:

    this is stupid. was LOOKING at the Q on the screen and just copied it.

  17. Pfeffermatz says:

    Hat dies auf Pfeffermatz rebloggt und kommentierte:
    Mist, laut Video bin ich ein extrovertierter Lügner und somit eben kein introvertierter Gutmensch. Oder…. vielleicht denke ich einfach nach, bevor ich mir ein “Q” auf die Stirn ritze, wie rum es eigentlich Sinn macht!

  18. Ken Haley says:

    Like some of the other responses, I drew the Q so that others would see it, but consider myself an introvert (but not a bad liar ;-/ ). However, I also thought there might be a trick/trap that would catch me if I drew the Q backwards (as observed by others).

    Regardless, I would like to know how strong this correlation is, if it’s been confirmed experimentally. Richard?

  19. Stevenz says:

    What about we introverts who are good liars?

  20. It didn’t work for me. I drew the Q to be readable by the outside person, but I’m autistic and probably rubbish at lying. Definitely not an extrovert.

  21. I’m an introvert and a hopeless liar, but I drew the Q so others could see it. But I believe i have aspergers, so might be an exception.

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