Monday, June 13, 2016

Statement Analysis Public Questionnaire


This is posted for the purpose of research.  

With the change of address, there are more than 13 million hits at this blog.  

For the research, please choose a name to answer the questions.  This does not have to be your real name, but something that distinguishes you.

Thank you for your assistance.  

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1.  Name:  You can choose a name and number if you wish, such as "Joseph 14" 

2.  Sex 

3.  Age:  Use decade such as "40's"

4.  Region (either State or country; this is to identify regionalism in language; include language if English is not your first language)  

5.  How long have you been reading or have studied Statement Analysis in any form?

6.  Was there one case in particular that caught your interest in analyzing statements?  If yes, please list.  

for the following 3 questions, please give details.  

7.  How has reading Statement Analysis impacted you personally?


8.  Since reading Statement Analysis have you changed your political views?    (if you, explain) 



9.  Has Statement Analysis impacted your religious views or thinking? (if yes, explain) 



49 comments:

Nat said...

1. Nat
2. F
3. 40's
4. Midwest- USA
5. 6 years
6. No
7. Statement Analysis has ultimately increased my personal peace. I have some better means to guard against high expectations by not investing too deeply in dishonest people. I am more accepting at the same time, that some people simply are dishonest and this is not personal to me. It also helps in parenting, I don't want to raise liars.
8. Yes - from Republican to Independant.
9. No - although in my ongoing conversion to Christ being able to recognize double speak in religious leaders is helpful.





The Sheep said...

1. James
2. Male
3. 40s
4. South
5. 5 years
6. Baby Lisa

7. I'm interested in seeking out deception.
8. No, and I find it annoying when people try to conflate the science of statement analysis and the rhetoric of politics; ultimately it makes them look unprofessional and obsessed.
9. It has not impacted my own religious views but I have learned more about Islam by fact checking "claims" made about it here.

rjb said...

1. RJB
2. F
3. 30's
4. Arizona, but lived all over the U.S. while growing up.
5. 7 months
6. I found this blog through a link regarding the Amanda Blackburn murder, although I am not more interested in that case than any others. I have particularly enjoyed reading old posts dealing with historical cases (Lizzie Borden, Bruno Hauptmann.)
7. Reading about Statement Analysis has helped me as a parent, as I learn to ask better questions and know what to be more aware of when an issue arises with one of my children. It has also helped me to further improve my critical thinking skills. The simple principle of "if he did not say it, we cannot say it for him" has provided a dose of caution and wisdom against my tendencies to give people the benefit of the doubt and be persuaded by implications rather than clear statements.
8. No.
9. Yes, in that for the past several years my faith has been a deeply complicated thing. Since reading here and being reignited with a passion for Truth, I have been able to reevaluate my religious beliefs, trust in the Truth of the Lord Jesus Christ, and strive to once again live my life as a follower of Christ in word and deed.

Lizyanbudy said...

1. Elizabeth
2. Female
3. 50's
4. California
5. Since the blog had the old address and there were around 25 of us following?
6. I don't remember which case brought me here. Casey Anthony?
7. While I was always good at dectecting lies, statement analysis has provided
verification at times. Also, I notice when I drop pronouns and it makes me question my own feelings when I catch myself doing this. I use SA while watching interviews, reading books. It's changed how I feel about a few people I once thought admirable.
8. No - I'm still conservative
9. No - as a Catholic my faith is sound. I keep couruptness seperate from the fundamental beliefs of my church.

mom2many said...

1. Mom2many
2. F
3. 30's
4. Midwest
5. I've been reading steadily for a little more than a year. I may have stumbled across articles on particular cases a few times before then.
6. It was examining the step-father's statements in the AJ Hadsell case, in which Statement Analysis confirmed and explained my intuition, that caught my attention and piqued my desire to learn more.
7. It has given me confidence to trust my intuition, look for the cause of a flag, and behave accordingly.
8. No, I have been an independent for a long time.
9. No, I had a spiritual awakening that led me from my evangelical roots to the Catholic Church many years ago, prodded by my natural inclination to know the truth and follow it. That drive is what motivates me to read this blog and absorb what I can as a hobbyist.

tania cadogan said...

1)My name is Tania Cadogan

2)Sex(not tonight thank you :) ) Female

3)50's

4)England

5)I think 9 years

6)The mccanns definitely was the start since i knew t they were lying.
I couldn't pin down exactly why they were lying.
Their language from the first press statement setting off all sorts of alarm bells and the fact they claimed to have left three toddlers home alone in an unlocked apartment rang false.
Medics are all too familiar with what can happen in a fraction of a second to a child, even with the child right next to them.
Medics are hyper vigilant and their claims rang false.
Knowing medics wouldn't do what they claimed lead me to wonder why they were lying and what they had to hide.
This was like a red flag to a bull and i wanted to know more.
When stories were posted online by the various media i was the only one that i could see who said hang on a minute they don't do that or what they are saying is deceptive, resulting in my comments being deleted and me being blocked by said site.
I soon came across other people posting the same ideas and questions i was and forums began appearing questioning the whole story.
I joined a couple of forums and contributed ideas and thoughts based on why i felt they were deceptive, what sounded wrong.
Since i have started learning SA it taught me why i was seeing red flags and has gotten me interested in crime learning why people lie and how, when people are being honest.
I love words and language and how they are used to convince and convey information as well as hiding information

7)It has helped me n my line of work in that i know when someone is telling a porkie and seeking to be a problem.
It means i can deal with said person quickly and as applicable and prevent further drama.
As a carer it means i know when the person i care for is being deceptive either minimizing or lying by ommission, neither of which is good when he has multiple serious and terminal health issues.
It has meant that by listening to what he is saying and, just as importantly not saying, as well as observing him, i have been able to get him admitted to hospital and saving his life.
Left to his own devices and ignoring the obvious flags he would have died multiple times in 2014 once he was released from hospital after 7 months going from ICU to general wards to rehab back to general wards back to rehab and so on, in 2015 and several times this year to date.
I hate that i need to use it on him, if i didn't though and listened only to what he was saying and wanted me to hear and believe, then he would have died from massive UTI's and sundry kidney issues as well as other infections.

It also helps when i do surveys and test products as i can use SA to great effect when it comes to product claims and taglines.
I point out the meaningless claims and suggest ones that make better sense in relation to said product.
I hate when a company makes claims such as "uses real ingredients" as opposed to what,imaginary ones?
"tackles stains first time"
All detergents do that.
What they need to say is "removes stains first time" also my having to tell them a stain is something permanent and irremovable, something not applicable to their claims, they should be saying "dried on food" which can be removed and describes what their product deals with.
I confess, sometimes they come up with such dumb statements that i resort to suggesting they fire whoever came up with that idea or, at least slap them with a wet haddock as it is so dumb and meaningless.
They make me aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarggggggggggggh!

8)It hasn't changed my political views per se, it does however give me plenty of ammunition when it comes to political statements and politicians, especially when they come visiting.
I can pin them down to specifics whilst watching them squirm.

Anonymous said...

1. John Mattingly
2. Male
3. 40's
4. NJ metro NYC area
5. About 8 months
6. I came following a link about Brendan Creato, that case seemed open and shut I particularly became interested in Deorr Kunz Jr. after I found this site.
7. I have learned to listen and read things differently. I like to read public statements now and try and see if they sound true or are missing key elements.
8. Not my political views really, I am so distrustful of all politics that I view the whole process as picking the way I want to be sold out to the elite class. Both parties just tell different lies while selling out the future to big money.
9. Not my personal religion, but I have definitely taken a closer look at Islam. I wonder how long the charade with Islam can be kept up. Every time another terrorist strikes it seems like "our" media keeps telling us not to judge the religion and reminding "us" our feelings are fueling terrorism. It is like living in the pages of 1984. Islam is like kryptonite to all western societies, they are trying to drag us back to the dark ages and it seems like most people are ready to go with them so as to not be seen as racist.

Anonymous said...

1. Mary1
2. F
3. 40s
4. USA
5. 5+ years (I can't remember the first case where I came across the OLD Seamus blog, but have returned to SA whenever there was a news story I thought it might apply to. I read in earnest when Lisa Irwin disappeared.)
6. Yes - Amanda Blackburn
7. Reading SA has made me want to improve my communication skills. Reading SA has taught me about dhimmitude. Reading SA has stimulated my intellect, and made me consider taking the course(s) and obtain credentials of my own.
8. No
9. No

Daphne Chambers said...

1. Name: Daphne

2. Female

3. Age: 40"s

4. Region Oklahoma

5. How long have you been reading or have studied Statement Analysis in any form? About 5 years

6. Was there one case in particular that caught your interest in analyzing statements? If yes, please list. JonBenét Ramsey

for the following 3 questions, please give details.

7. How has reading Statement Analysis impacted you personally? I have a greater respect for the way I speak and when watching the news I am always listening to how individuals speak and what they say.


8. Since reading Statement Analysis have you changed your political views? Not really. I have always been a bit of a cynic and I know that most politicians have someone write their statements.



9. Has Statement Analysis impacted your religious views or thinking? Religion is really a personal experience. No it has not changed my views on religion or churches in general.

Sugacat said...

1. Wendy
2. Female
3. Age: 40
4. Pacific NW
5. About 5 years
6. Found your site when Kyron Horman first went missing.
7. Not too much, I do recognize a weak denial now when I see one, especially in the news.
8. Political views are the same. I hate politics, I'm independent and tend to vote more democratic.
9. No, I'm not a very religious person. I'm a person of science but acknowledge I don't know everything and their may be a higher being.

Anonymous said...

1. Ida 56

2. Female

3. 50s

4. northern Minnesota

5. Years -- I am bad with time

6. Casey Anthony and other liars



7. I am now more aware that when people provide too many unnecessary details they are probably lying


8. No - I am still conservative


9. No - I am not deeply religious but consider myself spiritual

Nic said...

1. Nic
2. F
3. 50's
4. Canada
5. 6 years
6. Kyron Horman's case is what brought me to the first SA blog you hosted, Peter. I've been following your blog off and on ever since.
7. Statement analysis has taught me not to say things for other people, i.e., "they probably meant..." or, "they didn't mean..." When I hear a lie, or worse, I discover the truth, I accept what I hear and/or learn as an intrinsic part of their character and take it to the bank, i.e., In most cases, I quietly disassociate myself from them. I feign being busy (lie!) and/or I stop communication (no joke/ catch-up email, etc.). For me, statement analysis has been all about reprogramming my comprehension of what people are saying to me and reteaching myself right from wrong (not tolerating a liar/knowing when to walk away). My parents are/were liars who ultimately worked at cross purposes when it came to me. (My dad died 20 years ago.) They accepted nothing less than the truth or else there would be severe consequences (my brother stole a quarter from my mother's wallet and he wore my father's handprints on his bum for days afterwards.) Yet, they lied to each other and to us all the time. I was taught to accept these lies as truth. I was conditioned not to hear the passive, weakened language, to always give them/the other person the benefit of the doubt, to accept the abuse because nobody is perfect. Learning statement analysis is like learning English all over again. It's empowering but it hurts, too. For me, there has definitely been a cycle of "noise" and self-analysis as I have read the cases and tried to apply introductory analysis. Now, I am much better keeping to the statement.
8. No.
9. Yes in the sense that I am even more jaded/reluctant to associate myself with those who buy into any sort of religious or community group, club, and/or "exciting" business opportunity because I know I am a target/part of their "warm market" ergo, I shouldn't be so flattered. Essentially anyone who suddenly wants to monopolize my time, or is overly complimentary trying to ingratiate themselves into my schedule (to their benefit, i.e., to pick up the slack re their babysitting dilemma,) or to separate me from my money, I keep them at arm's length. In hind sight I've learned that parents who push their kids to be friends with i.e., my kid, usually means there is some sort of pay-off for the other parent down the road (ferrying their kid, attending mlm parties disguised as "girlie time", learning about my schedule and blocking out chunks of time to pick up their slack re volunteering on behalf of *their* commitments.) At least that has been my experience. Today, it's much easier to isolate myself from this sort of "sponge" now that our kids are in their teens and fully capable of forging their own friendships and coordinating their own social lives. Although, I really wish I had learned this earlier, LOLOL...

In short, I am a much better listener and I am more vigilant to new people as they enter into my sphere. That's not to say that I'm not duped. I'm always duped! It's so frustrating. However, I'm finding the charade doesn't last as long (and really, a liar will not out and out reveal themselves off of the bat so I give myself some slack).

Something else I've learned, too: if there is something I can't put my finger on about someone, I do not even attempt a friendship. Or if what I perceive to be is a strong personality/leader says to me in a reproachful manner, "I could never be like 'that'. I could never say that!" (Be direct, which is what I am now,) then I know that I am in the company of a deceiver/manipulator/even gate-keeper. I put myself on the ready by minimizing opportunity and keeping a friendly distance.



Concerned said...

1. Name: Concerned


2. Sex Female

3. Age: 60s

4. Region Southeastern United States

5. Since the Casey Anthony case and when the Hinky Meter closed down.

6. Was there one case in particular that caught your interest in analyzing statements?
Casey Anthony.


7. How has reading Statement Analysis impacted you personally?
I pay closer attention to what people say and probably drive myself a little crazy as I notice their lies.


8. Since reading Statement Analysis have you changed your political views?
My political views have been all over the place since the 70s when the first president for whom I voted (Nixon) lied in such a big way. SA has helped me to see that every politician lies and that's quite disheartening. I'm not sure I will ever be a passionate follower again.



9. Has Statement Analysis impacted your religious views or thinking?
No, my heart is grounded in Christianity, in the very simple, easy-to-understand words of Jesus.
Only because of these words can I find peace in a world with so many deceivers in control.

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Anonymous said...

1. Kat

2. F

3. 60's

4. South Carolina

5. 7 months

6. I had never heard of SA until the Amanda Blackburn case. Living in SC, I read the news reports and found SA through following articles, police reports, etc online.

7. I am much more aware of how people try to avoid direct answers when they are not being totally honest.

8. I have not changed my political views. I usually vote Republican but I listen and form my own opinions.

9. My religious views have not changed. I am Christian. The only thing that may have been impacted is that I am reading the Bible more and because of the Blackburn case, I read certain passages when ideas or teachings come up in the sermons or comments to see how much is being taken out of context.

Jon said...

1. Jon5
2. Male
3. 35
4. New Zealand
5. End of 2014 - casual reader
6. Amanda Knox & Steve Moore.
7. No personal impact externally, but it has enlightened me at a subconscious level about the frequency that people lie in the media.
8. Yes, Hillary Clinton.
9. Religion views have not changed, I am still an atheist.



9. Has Statement Analysis impacted your religious views or thinking? (if yes, explain)

Anonymous said...

1. Linda

2. Female

3. 60's

4. Midwest (Michigan)

5. I came across the "science" of Statement Analysis when googling "Davy and Amanda Blackburn" last year. I first found Mark McClish's web site which led me to Peter's web site. I had never heard of Statement Analysis before but I was hooked from day one. I read most of the Statement Analysis blogs (I check the web site just about every day) and am in the process of reading the "Wise as a Serpent, Gentle as a Dove" book. I would love to take the Statement Analysis class.

6. It was the Davy and Amanda Blackburn situation that led me to Statement Analysis.

7. I have been involved in several types of ministry for almost 20 years. (I am a minister and very passionate about truth because of the damage and destruction caused by deception.) I am intuitive when it comes to discerning when something is wrong and when others are being deceptive but I have not always have been able to articulate why I knew someone was up to no good. I consider Statement Analysis to be a God-send because it has given me understanding as to why my red flags wave and my internal warning sirens blare, especially when dealing with slick, smooth talking "Christian" individuals who are wreaking havoc in the Body of Christ, victimizing others and giving Christianity a bad name. It has also given me invaluable tools I can use, not only in ministry but in daily life, even though my statement analysis skills are pretty primitive. It has helped me become a better listener all around and the fruit of what little I have already learned is so good I am eager and hungry to learn as much as I am able and to become as skilled as possible. I just wish I had known about this 40 years ago...I would have chosen it as a career!!! It is absolutely fascinating to me and yet...such a needed life-skill.

8. It has not changed me politically at all in regard to the political party I am a supporter of. However, SA did make me a little more outspoken. Last year, early in the race I was considering a candidate and thought he was the one I would probably end up supporting. However, the more I listened to him, the "creepier" and "something's not right" intuition kicked in, enough so that I changed candidates. When I discovered statement analysis late last year I began to listen to that candidates speeches using what I had learned. It definitely confirmed my intuition and I found myself with the courage to speak up to others as to why I did not support that candidate because I could pinpoint things the candidate said and articulate and explain why I felt the candidate was being dishonest on that point. I am loving this presidential race as it is giving me incredible opportunity to apply the things I am learning when listening to all these politicians speeches.

9. SA has not changed my religious views at all. What it has done is made me more passionate about truth.

Anonymous said...

1. Name: Marcie

2. Gender: Female

3. Age: 50's

4. Michigan

5. How long studied Statement Analysis? 7 months? Whenever the Blackburn case came out.

6. Was there one case that caught your interest? Amanda & Davey Blackburn

for the following 3 questions, please give details.

7. How has reading Statement Analysis impacted you personally? I discovered SA coincidentally right around the time I was (for the 1st time in my life) having flashbacks/memories of early childhood sexual abuse. SA showed my own free-editing language was like others who've had that experience. It was a priceless gift, validating my memories and flashbacks (It DID happen), and lighting a pathway towards self-compassion & love. Additionally, this has proven to me that there are parts of my psyche that can be hidden from me. I had always believed myself to be totally self-aware; now I know there can be corners of myself I am unaware of, a humbling realization.


8. Since reading Statement Analysis have you changed your political views? Not drastically yet, but because SA showed me my own lack of self-awareness, I now have an openness I never had, i.e. now when I read an SA suggesting "Hillary Clinton is a pathological liar", I am open to the idea and interested, whereas before SA I would have been closed to it.


9. Has Statement Analysis impacted your religious views or thinking? No.

foodiefoodnerd said...

1) FoodieFoodnerd

2) F

3) 50 this year; thanks for rubbing it in with the "decade" bit... :^D

4) Pacific Northwest

5) Lurking intermittantly 3-4 years; posting approx a year

6) Casey Anthony, the McCanns and DeOrr Kuntz cases have all led me here at various times; each visit led to several more reading SA and comments about others I've followed over the years.

7) I've gained insight reading and studying people, which has always been fascinating but SA adds so many layers of depth, as do the interesting and educational comments.

SA explains numerous situations over the years where I "just knew" who was and was not lying, yet couldn't articulate it, often didn't understand myself.

It's made me more conscious of my own words, especially dropped pronouns and the number three, even though I'm telling the truth.

8) SA hasn't affected my political views. Always independant (not to be confused with the oxymoronic "Independant Party"); R and D are still two sides of same coin picked from our pockets while we tear apart each other screaming childish insults about liberals and conservatives.

United, they win; divided, we're falling splat on our faces.

Just like the liars' number is three, the imbeciles' number is how few comments on a completely nonpolitical article before some imbecile makes inferences about Trump/Obama voters based on someone's favorite sports team or ice cream flavor.

9) SA hasn't affected my religious views. I'm still atheist based on how horribly people treat each other, from families and strangers on an individual level, right up through the obscene corporations and financial fraud, to entire countries.

Organized religion (not religious people!) seems to be at least 80 percent fraud, greed and hypocracy, and more people have been tortured and/or killed in the name of one religion or another, than all of the other motivations combined.

But I respect individual people who believe in a supreme being, try to follow the basic teachings, treat others with honesty and respect, don't harm others or deny others' basic human rights in the name of religion, and speak up for those who can't defend themselves.

I hope I haven't steered anyone away from their belief if that has provided strength and comfort through life's azz-kickings, helps them fight their addiction, strengthens their family.

Thanks to Peter, and everyone else in here; I learn something every day, even (sometimes, especially) those with whom I frequently disagree.

tania cadogan said...

It is wonderful to meet you all, learning a bit about you, how you found Statement analysis and Peter's blog and how it has impacted your lives.

A big group hug to you all xx

umaybright said...

1. momofmany

2. F

3. 40's

4. Indiana

5. Since Amanda Blackburn was murdered.

6. I was looking online to find evidence to counter my husband's judgment of, "I bet her husband murdered her. He is statistically the most probable killer." I couldn't jump to the conclusion so quickly that a young pastor was capable/guilty. Within minutes of reading Peter's blog based on Davey's behavior and words, I was in agreement with my husband.

7. Reading SA has made me a more intentional listener and speaker. I'm learning to listen to what is NOT said, as well as to how pronouns and distancing language are used. I'm more careful with the words I use. I'm fascinated with the reliability of SA and the way it can validate a hunch or a feeling of something not being right.

8. I have not changed my political views. I'm as cynical and skeptical as always.

9. My religious beliefs have not changed, but SA has caused me to focus more on the truth of the message and mission of Jesus and to avoid people and places who use Jesus to promote themselves or businesses or who promote a version of Jesus that is not recognizable when compared with the Jesus in the Bible . After noticing changes in my church that started to resemble the type of church Davey Blackburn represents, I stopped attending. SA has made me desire truth more than ever.

Anonymous said...

1.Deejay
2.f
3.50s
4. SW USA
5.years- since the old blog
6. Cases: Casey A., Hailey, Tiffany Hartley. (I think Davey Blackburn is a sociopath.)
BTW- Peter and I totally disagreed on that idiot George Zimmerman- who I thought was a huge liar.
7. Impact: I can find lies in written text, and sometimes when people are talking. It is easiest if I am not personally involved. Agree that too many details equals lies. I also throw in common sense- like the most reasonable answer is usually true.
8. All politicians lie. But I come expressly for SA, and skip all politics here. I am somewhat liberal.
9. Religion is very personal- I don't get my ideas from a blog. Islam is a bit scary though.

Matt Whan said...

1. Matt
2. M
3. 30'so
4. Ontario, Canada
5. 5 years
6. JonBenet Ramsey Case - Mark McClish
7. Statement Analysis has taught me that I was not as aware as I previously thought I was. Sure, microexpressions and body language could tell me how someone was feeling or relative mood, but Statement Analysis takes it a step further. I feel more secure in my day-to-day life.
8. I don't care for politics much. Every government has its flaws, and it will continue to be so. I do, however, keep an eye on Hillary, and Donald as I fear for the safety of the US and of Canada should either become president of the most powerful country in the world.
9. I am not religious. I respect people who have religion. I do not believe in it, though.

Wreyeter72 said...

1. Name: Wreyeter72

2. F

3. Age: 40s

4. Oklahoma

5. I started reading here not long before you switched blog addresses.

6. It was either Casey Anthony or Put in Horman.


7. I was a crime reporter when I first started. Unfortunately, I never got the chance to use it in an interview as all the people I wrote about were in jail. I did think about it a lot while sitting through murder trials.
I've used it on my kids! (age's 13-25)

8. My preference has gone from liberal to moderate to closer to conservative over the last few years, but I don't think S.A. had anything to do with it.


9. Has Statement Analysis impacted your religious views or thinking? No.

Anonymous said...

Hope
Female
46
Missouri
4.5 years
Ayla Reynolds
I listen better and pay attention to the expected and unexpected. I pay attention to denials and practice on the news etc...
No, I am still solid in my views both politically and in my faith. If anything, I am stronger in my beliefs.

(Hope)

Anonymous said...

1. Suzanne
2. Female
3. 50s
4. Arizona
5. The only reading has been through this blog. I was introduced to this site from Simon's blog.
6. Not one specific

7. I have become more aware of others normal speaking habits.
8. No
9. Yes, I have become more resolute in my beliefs. The Islam-phobia is disturbing, from someone in a leader capacity.

Anonymous said...

1. Kat

2. Female

3. 60's

4. Arizona

5. About 1 year

6. Deorr Kunz

7. When reading or listening, I find that Statement Analysis sometimes reinforces my gut feeling/intuition about truthfulness and in other cases surprises and upsets me when I realize someone I trusted is being deceptive. In my own communication I notice dropped pronouns, distancing language or other flags and this allows me to explore my feelings and reasons for doing so. I enjoy reading the SA blog to learn more about SA and to reinforce what I have managed to retain. I am retired and learning SA and applying the principles has filled a void in my life and I find it challenging and rewarding. Honesty, integrity and truthfulness have become more important to me.

8. My political views have not really changed, but my thoughts about certain individuals in the political arena have changed because of obvious and repeated deception (as is pointed out on the SA blog or that I can pick up on). I am also more aware of the radical Islam threat and want viable solutions from governments, parties and candidates.


9. I recognize deception in the words of some religious and spiritual leaders/teachers and hypocrisy in their words and this is disheartening. I am less likely to join a church or become a student of a spiritual teacher because of distrust and recognizing that growing their organizations, personal agendas and making money is their motivation, not helping communities and people to grow spiritually. How can religious/spiritual leaders, groups and individuals help to resolve the hate, violence and onslaught of the Islam religion?

Elizabeth Norway said...

Elizabeth

Woman

48

Norway

5. Six years

6. Madeleine McCann. IMO, her parents know what happened to her, and I sought out answers.

7. I have four children, two of them are teenagers. I am a walking lie detector now.

8. No. I will always be republican.

9. I dont know. SA does not change my opinion, unless there are other evidence than what is being said. Example, I dont think Amanda Knox has knowledge of what happened to Meredith, or who killed her. The reason for this, is that I know how Italian court and justice system works.

I also see that sometimes SA is wrong. The murder of Karen Pannell shows this. The killer said all the right things. First person, used her name, said kill instead of hurt, never swayed. Still he was guilty.

I especially like the 911 calls, because those must be very hard to fake. Darlie Routier was the first one I read, and I knew she was guilty.

june ambience travels said...

1.  Name:  You can choose a name and number if you wish, such as "ima.grandma"

2.  Sex female

3.  Age:  Use decade such as "60's

4.  Region (either State or country; this is to identify regionalism in language; include language if English is not your first language)  

moore, oklahoma

5.  How long have you been reading or have studied Statement Analysis in any form? 8 years

6.  Was there one case in particular that caught your interest in analyzing statements?  If yes, please list.  cayle anthony

for the following 3 questions, please give details.  

7.  How has reading Statement Analysis impacted you personally?
now believe everyone lies. everyone... trying to accept need to believe

8.  Since reading Statement Analysis have you changed your political views?    (if you, explain) 
peter has enightened many areas. mostly islamism will be humanity's cross to bear!


9.  Has Statement Analysis impacted your religious views or thinking? (if yes, explain) 
religion isnt a good thing. faith and spirituality are good things.

Anonymous said...

1. Name: Kris

2. Sex: Female

3. Age: Very early 30s

4. Region: Chicago-land, IL, USA

5. How long have you been reading or have studied Statement Analysis in any form? -Approximately 3 years-

6. Was there one case in particular that caught your interest in analyzing statements? If yes, please list.
-Yes-
1. John Wayne Gacy
2. Tennessee 3
3. Cabin 28

for the following 3 questions, please give details.

7. How has reading Statement Analysis impacted you personally?
ANSWER:
I now analyze everything people say to me, especially at work and at home. I also analyze statements I hear on the news.


8. Since reading Statement Analysis have you changed your political views? (if you, explain) -No-


9. Has Statement Analysis impacted your religious views or thinking? (if yes, explain)
ANSWER:
No. My faith and belief in God and Jesus Christ is very personal. I do not put much stock into the Bible as a book of reference. I do believe in evolution. However, I do attend Church and read the bible for the lessons and thought provocation.-

Lizyanbudy said...

Hi Tania! When Peter is busy and doesn't check in, I usually look for yours or John's entries. You two are the best at SA. I've been following almost from the beginning, and yet my skills remain rudimentary :-) Thank you for your insights! Xx

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lynda said...

1. Name: lynda

2. Sex Female

3. Age: "50's"

4. Region ohio

5. How long have you been reading or have studied Statement Analysis in any form? maybe 2 years

6. Was there one case in particular that caught your interest in analyzing statements? If yes, please list. I don't recall the first but it was probably on a cold case I was researching

for the following 3 questions, please give details.

7. How has reading Statement Analysis impacted you personally? It has put to rest many questions I had of a personal nature with people in my life. It was a light going on for me. I have been able to stop blaming myself for "not seeing" the truth in certain instances. It has provided closure in certain relationships in my life and now knowing that I am not the crazy one!


8. Since reading Statement Analysis have you changed your political views? No



9. Has Statement Analysis impacted your religious views or thinking? Not my personal religious views but it has made me more aware and interested in Islam and the Muslim religion. Peter has provided many links to learn the truth regarding other religions and has inspired me to begin reading the Koran to LEARN

Anonymous said...


1. Name:

Pat

2. Sex:

Male

3. Age:

"20s"

4. Region:

Maryland

5. How long have you been reading or have studied Statement Analysis in any form?

I've been reading and studying statement analysis for about 2 1/2 years.

6. Was there one case in particular that caught your interest in analyzing statements? If yes, please list.

Yes. The case that grabbed my attention was Amanda Knox's case.

for the following 3 questions, please give details.

7. How has reading Statement Analysis impacted you personally?

This has impacted me a great deal. I listen better and I don't interpret people words anymore. It has affected my communication and I know why I am using certain words and why I am phrasing them in a particular way. I notice when people drop pronouns, add in extra words, use distancing language and list things in the order of importance. Truthfulness has been an importance to me in my life. I didn't think how much statement analysis would impact my life until I started reading this blog and Mark McClish's books.

8. Since reading Statement Analysis have you changed your political views? (if you, explain)

I haven't change my political views. However, I am more aware of the statements my political figures make and how it influence my perception of them and whether I decide to side with them or not.

9. Has Statement Analysis impacted your religious views or thinking? (if yes, explain).

Statement Analysis has impacted my religious views and thinking. It has impacted how i read the text.

Jeffssis said...

1. JeffsSis
2. Female
3. 60's
4. Agnostic
5. 4 years
6. No
7. Find it very interesting and I now hear what people say rather than what they want me to hear.
8 & 9. NO & NO...When you start writing about politics or religion I quickly skip to the next topic. I personally wish you'd never write about either because Statement Analysis is so interesting and there are so many cases to cover. I realize however it's your blog.

JeffsSis said...

Ha! I thought 4 was religion. Everyone answered region. OOOPS!!!

4. Michigan

Anonymous said...

1. A P RN
2. Female
3. 30s
4. Midwest USA
5. I started reading Statement Analysis sometime in November of 2015- so roughly seven months.
6. The Amanda Blackburn story and the strange appearances of her husband, Davey. My husband and I used to live in Northwest Indianapolis not far from the Blackburn's old residence. I always felt a bit unsafe when I was home alone while my husband was at work overnight. Once I did hear gunshots. I called them in because I was terrified. At first the crime wasn't surprising and hit close to home, but then Davey opened his mouth and !!! the story took a new shape.
7. I believe statement analysis has allowed me to listen to people better. I believe what they are saying. I think I'm better able to know what one truly feels though their words drip with sarcasm. I also listen to what I say and scrutinize it more than I used to. Instead of saying "Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day!" on social media, I say, "Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day!" Possibly trivial, but I want to be intentional and sincere with my words and statement analysis has caused me to believe it is not trivial. It also has me examining preachers, pastors, leaders much closer.
8. I was a supporter of Ted Cruz. I was saddened when he did not issue a reliable denial. I truly thought he would. I wonder if politicians words are chosen for them at times or if he was unable to do so because there were elements of truth in the accusations. And now with him out of contention, the words of the two presumptive nominees are concerning as they aren't consistent and both seem to lie with ease.
9. Statement analysis has possibly impacted my religious views. It's something I am always working out. I did start listening much closer to what church leaders say/ have said. I have attended churches where pastors spoke much like Davey. Eek! I was younger and open to new expressions of Christianity. Never has a pastor of a church I attended spoken so much about sex or from the exact same perspective, but many of the same terms were used. "God told me..." was a very common phrase in regular conversation with friends in church. It has made me a bit sick to think that Davey actually is allowing his congregation to believe that God did this horrible act for good. It seems like a very twisted interpretation of God's sovereignty. I have to sift through my beliefs. What do I know is true? What does God's word say? I have gone from blog to blog looking at churches pastors with similar beliefs systems and church structures as Davey's. Statement analysis has caused great introspection and evaluation.

Reader from Finland said...

Name: Niina ("Reader from Finland")

2. Sex: Female

3. Age: 40's

4. Region:
Europe, Finland

5. How long have you been reading or have studied Statement Analysis in any form?
2 years

6. Was there one case in particular that caught your interest in analyzing statements? If yes, please list.
JonBenet Ramsay

for the following 3 questions, please give details.

7. How has reading Statement Analysis impacted you personally?
I pay more attention to what people really say. I may be more suspicious than before.

8. Since reading Statement Analysis have you changed your political views? (if you, explain)
No.


9. Has Statement Analysis impacted your religious views or thinking? (if yes, explain
No.

Peter Hyatt said...

The Sheep said...
1. James
2. Male
3. 40s
4. South
5. 5 years
6. Baby Lisa

7. I'm interested in seeking out deception.
8. No, and I find it annoying when people try to conflate the science of statement analysis and the rhetoric of politics; ultimately it makes them look unprofessional and obsessed.
9. It has not impacted my own religious views but I have learned more about Islam by fact checking "claims" made about it here.



What do you know about the science of Statement Analysis?

Peter

Peter Hyatt said...

Blogger tania cadogan said...
cont.

9)All it has done is confirm my atheism, all the red flags in the bible (all those number three's for a start)


Am I missing that this is "tongue in cheek"?

It isn't Statement Analysis and I'm sure you would not want to give readers incorrect information.

As a side bar, I was reading Jonathan Edwards on how many learned men have sought to disprove the Bible over many centuries but have failed.

The number 3, in Statement Analysis, is limited to one issue:

A person is going to lie and must choose a number, quickly, and 1 sounds too little, and 4 sounds too great; so they gravitate towards three. This is its sole use.

To think that the ancient writers of the Bible, representing hundreds of years, and scores of writers, and in different languages, thought to deliberately use this number to deceive, is more than a stretch. That is why I thought to ask if I had missed the "tongue in cheek" aspect.

For others: I commonly see it used in error here on the blog, and generally don't have the time (or inclination) to correct various attempts at analysis, which is why I encourage formal training, including at schools other than training with me. Otherwise, our science becomes discredited so very easily. It is natural for readers to think something is correct when it isn't unless there is a higher standard. On occasion, I have offered correction when it is posted with a name on it; otherwise it is easier to delete an anonymous post who misuses analysis to "prove" that which is wrong, or to inflate their own ego as "lie detection expert", without consideration that new readers would not understand.

I have seen it misused often enough to even consider dropping it from beginner instruction, but this would be, if serious, the first time I've seen it 'abused'!

Formal training offers not only standards to grow from (less stagnancy take over) but, even more importantly for some, the rigorous discipline of working with others.

Spotting a lie is not something immediate or easy. Those who make this claim may believe it themselves, but they do not work with professionals who have much to account for, including other people's lives. The TV show "Lie to Me" produced a lot of "experts" but when one comes for training, and really does have this "expert" view of self, I give them a statement to analyze that I know they will conclude wrongly. This usually is enough to get them to listen. Rarely, I have had to give a second statement which I know they will be incorrect on but thus far, I have not had to go to a third. (I think one that needs this is likely to drop out of training...I did have one such person that I refused to certify, years ago, with the certification their company wanted: it was that bad!).

When someone becomes interested in analysis, they grow like crazy at first, as they grab onto new and exciting principles but without formal training, they quickly stagnate and the attempts at analysis are shallow, at best, and plain wrong at worst. This is why blog readers who have gone on to formal study are asked to look back, especially after 6 months, at their comments...

some squirm, but most feel really good about their growth. Then, I ask them to look back again, in another 6 months.

All the claims of "instant lie detection" are gone, even when "sensitivity detection" audibly, is actually pretty good!

They quickly learn that most of what they "heard" that they "knew" was deception, was not deception.

The discipline of having a statement, working with others and KNOWING that the statement has been adjudicated fully: right through the court system, or has yielded a confession, allows for eagle-eyed work to increase.

Anonymous said...

Peter,

40 authors, dozens of languages, and over 1200 years, and not a single error and you claim the number3 shows deception? this is a joke I hope but if it is not you disgrace your work. The most brilliant minds in history have tried for 20 centuries to disprove the Bible and now it is "deceptive" because you add the number 3? Please tell me this is a joke.

Peter Hyatt said...

Anonymous:

There is no "deception" in the Bible and I, too, have studied inerrancy. I have posted many things here about Scripture in which Statement Analysis applied has shown veracity, as well as "Linguistic Archeology" (Avinoam Sapir) highlighted and advertised here.

The poster who wrote this was likely being humorous as well as the claims of "knowing." She is a long term reader, not an analyst and is learning.

I recognize the topic is emotional, and if you re-read my response, you will see that I countered the foolishness; not propounded it. Please re-read my response. I intend to also address the misuse (and deliberate abuse) of "the number 3" by readers due to the cases of Amanda Blackburn, Maddie McCann and others that readers do misuse principle due to overwhelming emotional response (including obsession) in an upcoming article.

something else: I do not, as a rule, correct readers unless (1) they ask and (2) I notice it. Those within training are always corrected, but I do not always even see comments. The one about the Bible was called to my attention by several readers and by several investigators (professionals) who asked me to address/remove it.

I recognize the blog is not for professionals, however, and error is a norm here, but eventually, balance is met over much time.
I do, again, assert that I believe it was an attempt at humor.


Choose a name .

Peter

Anonymous said...

Peter,


If she sees deception in the Bible based upon the number 3 she does not know Statement Analysis. You get this point right? Those claims about how quick she knows liars is not something your professionals claim, Peter, is it? Come on now. You claim this is hard work I thought

Peter Hyatt said...

Anonymous, Read my prior response. You're beating a dead horse. I believe it was a shot at humor, but even as such I responded and said that I intend on an article correcting people about the number three.

I think my posts are clear. True, professionals do not make such claims, but the claims may be 'tongue firmly planted in check' subtle humor.

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Anonymous said...

you are ducking it dude the video says she is your student

Peter Hyatt said...

I copy/pasted your comment before deleted.

The poster does not work with me and she has not claimed to be an analyst no less any nation's top. She is a reader who likes analysis. The post about the Bible and deception is not statement analysis. It is folly, but it may be the use of humor. It takes some pretty intense training over several years and a lot of quiet success for one to call himself or herself an analyst. The professional setting does not have to come in law enforcement, as there are a number of excellent analysts who assist law enforcement, work in confidentiality, and neither seek nor obtain credit for their work outside the team.

Your deleted posts, notwithstanding, the use of the number 3 is something that non-trained trip over. This is not likely the case, as it appears to be set to make people laugh. I will address more in an article.

You are obviously invested here and the McCann documentarian stated that he corrected the video.

Be patient for the article. There is not only error here, but excess, as well, including the Blackburn murder investigation that I will be addressing as well.

Stay tuned for that and the "Narcissism" in the case, as well. (2 more articles on Blackburn murder forthcoming).

Peter

PS: I am sick of this stupid "I'm not a robot" thing.

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Unknown said...

1) Gen. P. Malaise

2 male

3 60

4 Canada

5 one month

6 I watch our recent you tube of the McCann interview and then follow the links to your blog and have been working back reading the entries. obviously I am at this article.

7 I see intent more clearly now and how it extends to more than just criminal element.

8 my views have not changed politically and I am happy to see that you see through the deception of the political class and especially happy to see you recommend Bat Ye'or

9 my religious views have not changed since reading your blog.