1. We all want to be lie detectors
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“There are lies, damned lies and statistics” - Mark Twain
The ability to detect when someone is lying is a skill that fascinates us all. On the quiet, many of us like to think of ourselves as amateur lie detectors. And there is good reason for our desire to want to know when lies are being told. Truth and lies are at the core of all our relationships: parents and children, wives and husbands, employers and employees and law enforcement officials and criminals.
A lot may ride on being able to detect whether or not someone is telling the truth. Relationships end because of suspicion of infidelity. Innocent people go to prison because a police officer, prosecutor and jury thought the suspect was lying. Children are abducted because parents did not detect that a pedophile was talking to their child through an online chat room. And innocent people die in terrorist attacks because intelligence officers did not pick up on the fact that the guy they interviewed six months ago, was lying when he denied being involved with a terrorist group.
This e-book will dispel the myths and misunderstandings that surround lie detection. Contrary to misinformation spread across the internet by professional liars, lie detection is not easy nor is it full proof. Professionals get it wrong all the time. Polygraph tests are not infallible but are in fact at best only 60-80% reliable.
Through the consistent application of the techniques contained in this e-book, you can however, give yourself a significant statistical advantage in detecting whether or not someone is telling the truth. You will learn effective lie detection techniques used by law enforcement agencies, attorneys and other truth seeking professionals. Sometimes this can be useful and dare I say it, even fun!
You will learn how to check yourself before you begin to question someone you think maybe lying. You will learn why how you approach your `suspect' is critical. Why first building rapport is essential and what body language and facial expression cues mean and whether or not the eyes really are windows to the truth.
Table of Contents
- We all want to be lie detectors
- Types of liars and degrees of lying
- You need to be cautious
- Factors influencing detection accuracy
- Setting the scene
- Your body wants to confess
- Eye think you are lying to me
- Time to face the truth
- Listen like a lawyer
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