A couple of days ago, I facilitated a warm up about super heroes. I asked, “If you could have a super power, what would be?” I got the traditional responses of flight, super speed and invisibility. Some one else stated that they would like to spot truth and lies with 100% certainty. I instantly thought of Lie to Me, one of my favorite TV shows.
Lie to Me, while based on research by Dr. Paul Ekman, is a fictional account of the Lightman group and their attempts to tell whether people are lying. Using micro expressions and other indicators, Dr. Lightman and his associates go around saving the day spotting one lie at a time.