002 What We Can Learn From 2 Truths and A Lie?

What can a fun ice-breaker teach us about discomfort, misunderstanding, and anywhere our communication goes wrong? How can we take a simple game and use it to improve our most important relationships?

Have you heard of ‘2 Truths in a Lie’? It’s a game where you say two truths and a lie about yourself and other people have to detect the lie. The game is simple but detecting deceit is not. To effectively evaluate body language there are a few things you need to keep in mind.

Context: sometimes we focus so much on our content that we neglect the context. It is not enough to deliver your message. You have to realize that your message is being received. Pay attention to the comfort level of the people you are interacting with – that is who you are there to serve.

X does NOT equal Y: a single expression of body language is not enough to derive meaning. There are multiple reasons why somebody may act a particular way, sometimes completely unrelated to you.

Look for change: pay attention to your interactions, spot changes and get curious. Don’t apply meaning to the change. Consider what might have caused it and ask yourself what you can do about it.

Evaluate the context, understand others’ comfort levels, and avoid applying meaning to changes. Instead, seek them out and get curious – this is a great skill to master to understand body language and adjust your communication in real time.


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