New research reveals that people are far more likely to lie when they’re texting. In fact, according to researchers at the Wichita State University, sending a text message leads to the most untruths when compared with other forms of communication, including face-to-face, video and audio. So next time you’re looking for the whole truth and nothing but the truth, you might opt for Skype and FaceTime — even before you schedule that meet-up at Starbucks.
That’s the true head-scratcher that came out of the study: People were actually less likely to lie in video communication than during in-person talks. Counter intuitive? Maybe not. Researchers cite the “spotlight” effect where people feel more scrutinized on video than in face-to-face interactions.
Read more about the study here.