This is a series of intel about the specific methods of detecting deception for operatives in close proximity personal communicational scenarios.
The ability to actively listen and comprehend another person is the most profound influencing tactic we can hone in communication.
In the game of seduction, listening to your target is the primary tactic. In the practice of detecting deception from a target, listening is an essential tactic.
Seduction and deception require significant or at least specific input from the target to analyze a strategy to seduce or deceive. This input is mostly what the target says and how it’s said.
While vital to listen to your target when engaging deception, it’s even more crucial when it comes to detecting deception – for obvious reasons.
Merely listening to names, places, events and plain facts the target / subject says for the purpose of catching inconsistencies within the “story” is how we at the most basic level, detect deception.
It’s a good start, a required baseline directive but relies too much on hoping the subject makes an obvious mistake in their deception – and of course, you catching a subtle or technical error in the first place.
It takes immersive observation of the subject’s story. Not just their words, but their feelings – regardless of genuineness. You need to understand them, feel for them, empathize – or at least simulate it to help yourself analyze the subject’s mindset.
Deception Listening Tactics :
• Listen far more than you talk when engaging by letting them speak as much as possible.
• Create silences and pauses while communicating to make them talk through the awkward silence and anxious pauses.
• Stress usually makes people speak faster when actively deceiving.
• Stressed persons often talk louder when deceiving or covering a deception.
• Cracking in the natural tone of voice usually occurs at the point of deception.
• Repetitive coughing and clearing the throat are signs of tension.
• Liars tend to speak more than truthful people in an attempt to sound legitimate and win over their audience.
• Liars often use needlessly or uncharacteristically more complex words and sentences to hide the truth.
Remember that detecting deception is not about you, it’s about the deceiver and to detect deceit, they must do the actual act of deceiving, in this case through words. So let them speak and don’t interrupt them while you analyze their deception.
A verbal lie can only be caught after it has been said and heard by another, but that person must listen.
With these understandings you can dichotomize the subject’s words and better distinguish their lies and truths – just by really listening with your “heart”.
Interrogators extract information while psychologists diagnose information. With engaged listening you can extract truth and diagnose lies.