Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Understanding The "Why" in a Statement
When someone is asked to write out a statement answering the question, "What happened?", we flag anything that tells us "why" something happened as the most sensitive.
If someone is asked, "why did you do that?" and the subject answers, "because I..." we do not flag "because" as sensitive. It is appropriate to answer the question "why?" with "Because..."
Note regarding "never" in analysis:
If you ask a subject, "Have you ever...?" it is appropriate for them to use "never" in a response. It is in a denial, such as "I never doped" that the deceptive person cannot bring himself to say "I did not dope" but was able to say "never" instead.
Regarding "because, since, therefore, hence, so, to..." and so on:
When someone is asked to tell us what happened, and they "did it", please note the following for discussion:
The person goes into the "why" of something happening because he thinks to himself,
"I better say why I did this because they are going to ask me about it."
Can you explain the above sentence?