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This Body-Language Expert's 'Triangle' Method Will Help You Catch a Liar in the Act Communication and confidence coach Karen Donaldson reveals how to tell if someone's being dishonest — and what to do about it.

Courtesy of Karen Donaldson Inc.

People will manipulate others for their own gain; it's a truth most of us are familiar with by now.

Just consider the very recent — and public — example of Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes. Determined to safeguard her biotechnology company's reputation no matter the cost, she continuously misled investors, even when that meant endangering people's health and lives.

Karen Donaldson, a communication coach and body-language expert, says manipulators generally belong to one of two categories. Those who truly believe what they're doing is right and will go to whatever lengths necessary to protect it, and those who know what they're doing is wrong, but will still do everything in their power to get ahead.

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