Deception Tips Video 21 – Suggesting Answers

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Today, we are going to talk about a cool tactic that you can use to catch a liar and to not only catch a liar, but this is more when the liar is withholding information rather than telling or giving, or falsifying information. This is like when you are trying to seek the truth whether you’re trying to find out where someone hid something. Or maybe you could do it as a game, and you say, “okay, pick a number,” and you try to figure out what number they’re thinking of, or what car does thinking of, or where they’ve hidden your keys, whatever the case may be.

Or, if it’s something more serious like you’re a police officer when you’re trying to find where the drugs are hidden, or a bomb, or XYZ, it doesn’t matter. This is more when the lying of concealment, rather than lying of falsifying a story. So this is a great tactic that you can use, and it is about suggesting answers.

So here this is Deception Tip 21: When a target suggests the correct answer, a liar’s face will freeze for less than a split second, like a deer in the headlights. Eyes open and mouth in an ‘O’ shape.

Now, there is a lot to this tip, So I’m gonna break it down real easily. So the first thing is when the target is suggesting answers. Now, this doesn’t mean that they are suggesting parts of the story for the liar to incorporate and then determine whether or not they’re telling the truth, no. This is like when the target is more guessing or, coming up with possible answers to whatever they are trying to find.

So they may say, “you know, is it at, where is it? At what church? Is it at this one, or this one, or is it here, or there? Is your number that you’re thinking of, is it an even number, or an odd number?” And the liar is not answering these questions verbally. However, non-verbally, they will. And so if the liar is withholding this information, the target can start suggesting possible answers. What they think might be the truth, or what they think might be the correct answer, and the liar, their body will react to that, because they obviously know what’s wrong and what’s right.

And so, as the target is suggesting answers that are not correct, they may show contempt, or happiness, or something on their face. But when the target is suggesting a correct answer or gets closer to what the answer really is, then that liar may show fear, or contempt, or some type of a, they may be like surprised that the target actually got the right answer without the liar saying anything. In addition, they will freeze.

So this is important because typically when someone is guessing the answers and the liar will probably just kind of sit back, they may look cocky because they see that the target is barking up the wrong trail, they may show that kind of happiness, or enjoyment. Now it won’t be jumping up and down happy, but it’ll be on their face. Slight, quiet happiness.

Then as the target gets closer to the correct answer, or if it’s a list and the target is running their finger down the list, seeing which of the answers is correct or which of whatever is the one that they want, then the target will know by looking at the liar, and will see that the tension and the stress will become more and more. It’s like it’s boiling up inside of them, and as soon as that right answer hits, then they will like, burst. And they will be surprised, like a deer in the headlights.

They’ll freeze, and then in some cases, if the liar is really expressive, their mouth will drop open as in like a, it’s a prolonged or delayed surprise. Kind of like a. Like, you know, “you’re not, you’re a, what are you, a codfish?” type of a thing. Or, “close your mouth, you’re not catching flies,” because they’ll be surprised, they’ll be shocked. Now, typical surprise is really, really quick. It’s less than a second. It’s like, instant.

Whereas this type of surprise is more prolonged and delayed because they really can’t believe what is going on. They are, they’re like, they’re just in awe that they can’t figure out how that the target guessed the correct answer. But as always, there will be more than one sign.

So within this, you can look for the freezing, the deer-in-the-headlights, the mouth dropping open, but also pay attention to the precursor behaviors, such as enjoyment, or contempt, or happiness that might be going on within that liar as you’re going down the wrong path. And then watch for the aftermath. If you may have hit the correct answer and then get off of it, their behavior may change. So watch out for those patterns and those clusters of behavior as always.

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