The seduction of lies
Author: P. Ekman
Lying is like an art: it requires innate skills. It is a pure act of fantasy which, as such, can be considered creative. Both for those who tell them and for those who let themselves be convinced, they represent an escape from the constraints of everyday life. In this essay, Paul Ekman describes the secrets of the liar and the tricks of the trade of the one who does not want to be deceived, without ever forgetting that, behind every lie, there is also a pinch of poetry. Paul Ekman's studies inspired the TV series “Lie to me”, whose protagonist Cal Lightman, played by Tim Roth, hunts for liars thanks to his ability to understand microexpressions.