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    A broken promise is not a lie.
    — Paul Ekman
    tags: lies  broken 
     
    The distinction between shame and guilt is very important, since these two emotions may tear a person in opposite directions. The wish to relieve guilt may motivate a confession, but the wish to avoid the humiliation of shame may prevent it.
    — Paul Ekman
    tags: people  emotion  guilt  wishes  tears  shame 
     
    No important relationship survives if trust is totally lost.
    — Paul Ekman
    tags: trust  lost  relationship 
     
    Most liars can fool most people most of the time.
    — Paul Ekman
    tags: time  people  liar  fools 
     
    Impatience can be very good by helping us not put up with tyranny, but it can distort our view of what is possible and how to bring about change. We have to cultivate patience so that our perception isn't distorted.
    — Paul Ekman
    People also smile when they are miserable.
    — Paul Ekman
    tags: people  smile 
     
    People do misinterpret events, especially the meaning of other people's actions and the motives that lead people to act one way or another.
    — Paul Ekman
    tags: people  meaning  action 
     
    Emotions Revealed: Recognizing Faces And Feelings To Improve Communication And Emotional Life.
    — Paul Ekman
    Lying is a deliberate choice to mislead a target without giving any notification of the intent to do so. There are two major forms of lying: concealment, leaving out true information; and falsification, or presenting false information as if it were true.
    — Paul Ekman
    tags: choice  true  giving  lying 
     
    In some instances, you may care so much about the person who has hurt you, or be so unable to be angry with him (or with anyone), that you rationalize his hurtful acts by finding some basis in your own actions for his hurtful behavior; you then feel guilty rather than angry. Put in other terms, you become angry with yourself rather than with the one who hurt you.
    — Paul Ekman
    tags: people  action  hurt  care 
     
    Crucial to how we feel is being aware of how we are feeling in the moment. The sine qua non of that is to realize that you are being emotional in the first place. The earlier you recognize an emotion, the more choice you will have in dealing with it. In Buddhist terms, it's recognizing the spark before the flame. In Western terms, it's trying to increase the gap between impulse and saying or doing something you might regret later.
    — Paul Ekman
    Smiles are probably the most underrated facial expressions, much more complicated than most people realize. There are dozens of smiles, each differing in appearance and in the message expressed.
    — Paul Ekman
    tags: people  smile 
     
    You were never taught how to talk with your face like you speak with words.
    — Paul Ekman
    MOST LIES succeed because no one goes through the work to figure out how to catch them.
    — Paul Ekman
    tags: work  lies 
     
    It is our responsibility to learn to become emotionally intelligent. These are skills, they're not easy, nature didn't give them to us - we have to learn them.
    — Paul Ekman
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