TALENT AND SKILL THESAURUS

LYING



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HELPFUL TIP:

When planning a cast member's talents and skills, think about how genetics, personality traits (both positive attributes and flaws), past experiences, environment, and the character's roles (within a family, a community, and society) all factor into what strengths may form. These special qualities should tie into the story, not only to make the character interesting but also to help him achieve his goal.
DEFINITION:
The ability to lie convincingly

DESCRIPTION:
A character who is a gifted liar can persuade others that he or she is trustworthy and knowledgeable even while lacking facts, evidence, or intimate details of the situation. Like having a silver tongue, being able to articulate one’s viewpoint is incredibly important, but a liar will purposefully skew facts or tell falsehoods in order to further their own agenda. 

BENEFICIAL STRENGTHS OR ABILITIES:
Having control over one’s emotions and being very aware of body language and what it conveys
Always thinking before acting
Having an innocent or trustworthy expression
Being able to mask certain “tells” that go along with lying (fidgeting, changing the topic, rushed speech, deflecting and denial, etc.)
Coming across as understanding, interested, and empathetic

POSITIVE TRAITS SUITED FOR THIS SKILL OR TALENT:

NEGATIVE TRAITS SUITED FOR THIS SKILL OR TALENT:
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REQUIRED RESOURCES AND TRAINING:
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ASSOCIATED STEREOTYPES AND PERCEPTIONS:
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SCENARIOS WHERE THIS SKILL MIGHT BE USEFUL:
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