Thursday, June 16, 2016

Statement Analysis Impact on Professionals

I asked some general questions of the public in a post regarding how Statement Analysis has impacted their lives in a few small areas.  To readers:  thank you for your responses.  

You may compare the comments left with the following unofficial polling (phone, email, text) of professionals; those involved in formal training, professional application, which includes some who have many years experience in analysis at the professional level.

I have asked experienced professional analysts; that is, those who have had formal training and have professional use of analysis, different questions on what they have learned, and how it has impacted them. These are those who cannot be afforded error as their analysis is being used directly in criminal application or in civil and employment application. 

This allows readers to compare the findings between: 

1.  Professionals:  Formally Trained and Experienced with on the job application of the science; 

2.  Casual Readers :  Some with Years of Experience.  This group has posted their findings in the comments section.  

How do their experiences differ from professionals? 

 How do their experiences equate with professionals?

There is the general sense among professional analysts: 

1.  Politics

Some reported a shift politically, not so much party to party, but issue by issue.  The reason why?

 a deeper understanding of human nature. 

  This is a common thread and the greater the length of professional application, the more open minded and shifting they report political views. 

 No one reported partisan politics.  (party changing) 

In detail:  Those that experienced some change over the years (most) said that they became more and more inclined to shift focus from government to people; some using "personal responsibility" while others say they lost trust in government. 

A few reported having a deep trust in government from childhood taken from them through discernment with an emotional response of betrayal.  

Most, if not all, felt the change to be ongoing and expect more change to come and liked it.  

They reported spotting government and MSM propaganda better with some citing that the opportunity for spotting deception in MSM "many times" more today than decades ago.   

Most said they were even less trusting of politicians' motives, with expressions that show that human nature is exploited by them, one way or another, than they were years ago.  

Almost half report some level of negative emotion over today's world in terms of "despair", "anger", with some expressing a resignation at how their country has changed.  

2.  Religion

What did professionals say about their religious experiences?

Professionals reported, on the most (close to all) a deeper religious understanding (not any change of religion) as they put their faith continually to the test.  Several said that this is also a constant in life:  growth.  

Most (almost all) report deeper religious understanding or a new desire to look into religious beliefs---only few have read Sapir's "Linguistic Archeology" --the few that did read said it was difficult to follow due to editing.  Most found it "exciting" to put their religious beliefs to the test of science.  Those who specifically cited the Bible reported accuracy in Biblical texts consistently and described enjoying seeing it withstand strong scrutiny.  Some reported having always believed this, but there was an emotional satisfaction seeing the deeper principles applied to the Bible.  The area of religion showed the "I don't care" approach, where they said "I just want the truth, no matter what."  You will see that this is a theme.  

Few said that they were not very religious but believed in God, and added that over the years, analysis of self and the high rate of success, including consistent patterns of human speech and human behavior have caused them to consider specifically creation and the great question of "Why?" they were created.  These said that they have become "more open" to religious convictions due to analysis, even when struggling.   

3.  Personal 

*Many--close to all,  report having some degree of gullibility  before beginning training.  This was coupled with some having cynical attitudes that needed to change: their employment with law enforcement pushes them towards cynicism.  Several said that Statement Analysis restored balance, with others saying that the principle of "total confidence in the statement" has helped keep cynicism away. Some cited the fact that a deceptive statement is likely to contain a great deal of truth has helped this.  Those who called themselves "cynics" due to the job, reported deeper empathy for criminals after seeing how many show signals of extreme abuse from childhood.  (see below) 

Most have reported great satisfaction at self analysis:   many report becoming more truthful, and less self trusting; ("I want the truth over my emotions")   Most have said the dishonesty in their own lives came to the surface and caused internal distress which led to change, which they are grateful for.  

Childhood was and is a big issue.  Some reported that the longer they have been working and training in analysis, the deeper they have become in self honesty.  

More than a few reported to have come to a "new sense of honesty of my childhood"  and trauma, with some having written journals of their own experiences, for analysis.  This was reported to be very therapeutic.  

Some (low number) reported tracing the origin of their sexuality back to parents; with some (more) saying they learned to  "no longer care" about "anything but the truth..." with a few stating that they have looked into treatment material that is no longer popular because they "don't care for anything but the truth."

More than a few reported "anger" at "political correctness" and politicians getting involved in sex. 

No one reported spousal issues with analysis, with most all sharing their analysis with their spouse and reporting that the spouse was "always" interested.  

Child Abuse 

Some reported childhood abuse and its impact upon them, today, and a "new willingness" to "confront" or "process" the info.  Those who addressed this said in one form or another that "nothing has helped as much as self-analysis" (writing, discussion with spouse). 

No one reported family members being uncomfortable.  

Many  reported having an increase in empathy for others due to the "seeing" into the weaknesses of others by language while maintaining personal responsibility for action, even if environment shaped them.  Some have reported a strong fear of wrongfully accusing someone and have found Statement Analysis' accuracy to be of great comfort in this regard.  


More than half talked about having a deeper understanding into what victims of sexual assault (including rape) go through and the language of PTSD.  This is a big issue for some.  Of those who raised this issue, the Advanced Course was the most useful.  Some reported being "confused" by their "experts" in law enforcement in sex crimes.  

Most all reported frustration with superiors who lacked training.  


A few said it alerted them to infidelity and they struggled with "I wish I did not know..." emotion, but eventually said "I needed to know."

Most common has been  where they expressed a desire to know the truth, no matter what they felt personally, or what is politically correct, or what agrees with their own lives or how they were raised.   This was found in most depth in those with more than 10 years in analysis.  

Many experienced the "self versus Statement Analysis" battle and of those who addressed this, 100% said the analysis proved true.  

No one regrets learning though those victimized in romantic deception stated having feelings of "perhaps I was better off not knowing..." at least in some point of dealing with the trauma.  

All reported finding that they were at or near 100% accuracy on truth or deception, and expressed a desire to learn how to discern contamination. 

Most reported that people are far more deceptive and accepting of deception than years ago ("my parents' time" or "in my grandparents' day")

Many reported their growth in understanding of analysis with some saying they were "embarrassed" at their analysis, not due to error, but lack of depth, from years ago compared with today.  

Most all expressed, in some form or another, a willingness to help others, while having their own work checked.  

Those who responded to the question about "the most important trait" in an analyst being "humility" in some form ("willing to be wrong", or "double checking"), and report favorably learning from others.  Some admitted feelings of insecurity (in some form) when meeting a new analyst but that it always turns out that the new analyst is just as nervous or insecure.  


I find it interesting to interview or just pose a few questions to readers of Statement Analysis as I do with those ranging from 2 years to 30 years experience.  

I have found an openness to learn and have yet to meet or hear from an analyst who has "arrived"; that is, who is satisfied with his or her level of learning.  

I also have seen a "devil may care" attitude that says "I just want the truth" grow deeper with years of training. 

Many report (both past and present) more empathy, even for criminals, with less satisfaction at "catching the bad guy" than they had earlier in their careers.  They liked taking the dangerous person off the streets, but analysis brought them into deeper empathy for the criminal --with some reporting seeing them more as "people" than criminals, seeing how their own abusive upbringing shaped them, while not excusing criminal behavior.  They report a sense "balance" in this area.

They also report more confidence in testifying, even using less words and letting the truth take "care of itself."  

It's fascinating to listen to professionals correct themselves, hating deception, and hear how they have changed over the years.  The longer they work in analysis, the more humble, or..."humbled", as they continually learn.  I have struggled to find a good way to word this, but the attitude of "I don't care" is quite useful for those who seek truth.  It is exciting. 

I have also found it fascinating to ask questions of those who have just begun training (under one year) as they reach a year mark, they go through various stages of change and it has become predictable. 

They hit a stage of crisis, where they begin to see things within themselves that they do not like.  This is always good as it leads to honesty. 

They eventually hit another wall:  the superior who does not "get it" and resists analysis because it is new to them.  For some, it is a costly error (literally) while for others, it is an emotional frustration (a guilty suspect walks free) knowing justice has been harmed. 

Then there is the confident stage where they must then be hit with a more challenging aspect:  the clash of principles.  

They also learn a healthy distrust of self that grows at a certain stage, and then seems to settle down:  as if they become efficient at not allowing emotions or instincts to overrule the science.  This is especially exciting in the investigatory interview where:

The analysis says "deception indicated" but the investigator is "certain" the person didn't do it.  They are put in a place where the two are at odds with one another.  Some are fortunate enough to use the polygraph while others have their faith in analysis affirmed by the confession.  

The "newbie" will go through these various stages and they will come through them stronger in their work.  As they are humbled, and as they are 'confronted' with their own weaknesses, they do find their way and will express, as veterans do, a gladness at the growth.  

The newbie and the seasoned professional share the same child like enthusiasm and say "wow!  This thing really works!" even though they may have been at it for years.  

All report feelings of comfort knowing that everyone else goes through various stages of success, doubt, opposition and elation.  They all experience a new knowledge of human nature which includes themselves, which, as some say, make them feel like their own "guinea pigs" in the laboratory.  

None have reported nor seen solid analysis ending with a wrong conclusion where no contamination exists.  

I have a statement I keep to help some in this struggle:

The analysis will appear that the subject has gotten into an altercation with a prostitute after not paying her for her services.  Analyst after analyst comes to the same conclusion. 

Yet, the subject had nothing to do with any prostitute and any crime:  

He was asked if he saw a car jacking and gave his statement...

after a fascinating discussion with an officer! 

The officer's language was reflected in his statement, so contaminating it that the entire topic appears different.  

They are now ready to study how to spot contamination.  

I have also found the more gullible, the more readily psychological profiling by language is learned, while the cynic, shaped by either childhood or the profession (or both) will obtain success in profiling, but it will take more self analysis first.

It's a fascinating and exiting journey and there is nothing like "knowing" the truth before interviewing a suspect. for training.  


Ode said...

It's a fascinating and exciting journey and there is nothing like "knowing" the truth before interviewing a suspect.

June 16, 2016 - truth

Anonymous said...

On Topic with Blog Post
Brexit: Vote Remain Exploits Jo Cox Murder | Paul Joseph Watson and Stefan Molyneux


After the tragic murder of Labour MP Jo Cox, Vote Remain and the mainstream media wasted no time in crafting an unfunded political narrative in an attempt to influence the European Union Referendum vote. Paul Joseph Watson joins Stefan Molyneux to break down the latest Brexit media manipulations and correct the false narrative around the unfortunate death of Mrs. Jo Cox.

Anonymous said...

Media lying & manipulation are crimes against humanity.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 10:43,
and they have aided and abetted bho as he uses our carefully stoked
guilt of race to bring in hordes of our destroyers.

Off topic:
pictures of the latest muslim terrorist are published and republished, why not
run them with a black banner like the crime shows use?
"Captured, Killed, Dead?" As it is now, we seem to be seeing the best of their
selfie shots. Why not show what really happens to them?

MsGvious said...

Hi Peter

Thanks, I was hoping you'd have an article on SA's impact.

In early December, I found your 3-part analysis regarding missing Madeleine McCann.
I've immersed myself in your life-enhancing blog since then!
My heartfelt thanks to Richard D. Hall for sharing.

I bet SA prompts many people to do a full life-laundry.

Best wishes,