Think you can detect deception? Guess again. Research shows that it is nearly impossible for people to spot a liar, though most people think they can. There are individuals, however, who can tell when other people are lying. They are called truth wizards. But, they are rare individuals. Less then 1% of the population can accurately detect deception with a high degree of accuracy. Given how often people lie, especially to make social life more bearable, would you really like to be in the know?