Friday, October 23, 2015
Hillary Clinton: 600 Requests for Security's Straight Face Test
Paul Ekman said that "I don't recall" is the number one deceptive response during testimony. We may take this in various forms, but there is a reason why it is easy to lie this way, making it popular. This same principle can be applied to "yes or no" questions, which is why opened ended brief questions are always best.
The lapsed memory is a low-stress form of deception as it completely avoids going into the stored memory and choosing words from this source. Hence, the stress of deception is greatly reduced since no "speed of transmission" disruption exists.
Here is the video clip:
Note the contrast to the emails from Sidney Blumenthal.
Body language analysts may wish to weigh in on this as well.
This is what people often call, "the straight face test" in seeking to discern truth from a lie.
Without bringing the subject's focus to the event, itself, by forcing her to utilize her own wording, the stress of lying is all but eliminated, leaving only those with tender consciences prone to stress.
Sociopathic liars experience stress in lying, but only when the subject, herself, or himself, is choosing words from the actual event which are stored in their own personal dictionary.
This is how polygraph examiners can obtain 100% success by the careful screening of the subject before the test, and constructing questions that came directly from the subject's own dictionary when the subject was talking about the event.