Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Why Lying Causes Internal Stress

Why Lying Causes Internal Stress

                                                                  by Peter Hyatt

Certainly, Dr. Hannibal Lector did not feel guilty about his meal of his enemy's liver (and fava beans), and wouldn't have been at all nervous taking a polygraph.  He would just concentrate and use his brilliant, sociopathic brain to control the needle measuring his body's reactions to questions.

                                            Or so Hollywood would have you believe.

It is not so.

Lying causes internal stress and this stress is not exclusively that of a conscience.  This is not what causes the stress.  It may, for those of a tender conscience, but that refers to those of us who lie, feel badly about lying, and own up to our mistake and grow from it.

It is stressful, as well, to be seen as a liar.  Liars do not like to be called liars.  This does cause stress, but it is not the entire  cause of internal stress that causes deceptive people to avoid a direct lie, instead employing a process of editing out, or suppressing (which takes effort) information in order to deceive.

90% plus of all deception is via withheld or suppressed information and not from the fabrication of reality.

This suppression, itself, is stressful.  Yet, the element of internal stress caused by a direct lie is due to something far more powerful, and it is what causes leakage of information from a deceptive subject.  This is why we love when the liar talks and talks.

Leakage is simply this:

The guilty party is thinking about what he did, while answering a question, or making a statement, attempting to deceive.

So, when the father of a "missing" toddler was asked about taking a polygraph and said, "I smoked it", he may have thought about the pot smoked beforehand to make him relax.

When confronted with allegation that he was not cooperating with police and said, "Contrary to rumors floating around out there, I have been cooperating...." with the thought of the child dumped, perhaps, in the Kennebec River.

The brain may hold (in this case) 20,000 words in its vocabulary.

While thinking of guilty activity, the subject reaches into this dictionary and finds:  CONFLICT.

The conflict is a cause of stress.  Liars do not like being called liars and liars do not being caught, but it is in the conflict of words, internally, that is powerful, uncomfortable, and causes a 'delay' in the amazing processing speed of computing words and sending them to the tongue to speak, or the hand, to write.

It is like a 'cog' or 'gremlin' in the machinery that causes this conflict, or delay, in processing, which ignites anxiety, in less than a microsecond, for the subject.  Hence, the body's blood pressure rises, as does perspiration, breathing, etc.  The body reacts to the conflict.

The polygraph machine is just reading stress on the body.  That's all.  If we measure stress via the body's reactions on a scale of 1 through 10 of a very nervous subject (since being polygraphed is, itself, stressful):

1.  Is your name John Smith?                          Answer:   Yes       Nervous subject:   Level 3
2.  Is today Tuesday?                                       Answer:   Yes      Nervous subject :   Level 3
3.  Did you take the missing money?               Answer:  No    Nervous subject:   Level 10
4.  Is it 11AM?                                                 Answer:   Yes     Nervous subject:   Level 4

(Note "take" is not "steal", which is morally charged language.  We use not only neutral language, but in Statement Analysis' rule of "no interpretation", we seek to only use the subject's own language, which will then give us  reliable results and avoid "inconclusive" results. )

When the guilty party seeks to deceive, what really happened, and what he wants to say, are both known by the brain and the conflict arises of which words to use.

The main source of internal stress is this:

the speed of transmission is disrupted. 

For some, there is the stress of conscience, but only when there is time to consider things.
For some, there is the stress of having to keep track of lies, but this, too, is only when there is time to consider the matters at hand.

The immediate, therefore, most reliable indicator of stress in deception is the disruption of the tremendously fast transmission:

"What happened?"

The subject moves into his 25,000-35,000 internal dictionary.
The subject chooses which words to use;
what order to put the items,
place which words where, in order to make sense:

all of this in less than a micro second of transmission.

Deception interrupts the speed of this transmission triggering stress chemical to the brain.

If you are able to learn this, you can learn to discern deception.

If you are a polygrapher, trained in Statement Analysis, entering into the language of the subject, grasping the principles and avoiding introducing your own speech:

you are in a "no miss" position in obtaining results.

Learn this principle and learn how to exploit it to your advantage in analysis.

The speed of transmission is what gives us our accuracy.  Learn what causes this micro-fast process to be 'thrown off' and you will learn to discern deception and catch the liar.

Forget Hollywood's portrayal of lie detection and sociopaths.


John Mc Gowan said...


Where Is Denise Huskins? California Woman Allegedly Abducted For Ransom

Authorities in California are looking for 30-year-old Denise Huskins. The Vallejo woman was reportedly kidnapped, and may currently be held for ransom. At least, that’s the information according to the last person who saw her, which is her boyfriend. The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that agents with the FBI are assisting Vallejo police officers in the search for the missing woman. Meanwhile, public concern is growing.

A Fox News affiliate reported that the missing woman’s car has been found, but may have been moved from the location where she was allegedly kidnapped. Police officials have confirmed that they are investigating this disappearance as a kidnapping with ransom demands. Vallejo Police Lt. Kenny Park addressed the concern that is growing over the search for this missing woman.

“Ms. Huskins’ whereabouts are unknown, and we are treating this matter as a kidnap for ransom. We’re worried about Ms. Huskins’ welfare. We don’t know where she’s at. And that’s why we’re coming to the public asking for their help.”

Authorities are asking for help from the public in looking for Denise Huskins, and the community surrounding Vallejo is pulling together and getting involved in the search for her. Park’s statements matched his prior comments when Denise’s disappearance was initially reported.

John Mc Gowan said...


“As of this moment Ms. Huskins’ whereabouts are unknown and we are treating this matter as a kidnapping for ransom. The public should get involved because we’re worried about Ms. Huskins’ welfare and we don’t know where she’s at.”

Currently the FBI, U.S. Department of Justice and the Solano County Office of Emergency Services are involved in the search for Denise Huskins. Also, local media is crawling all over the area, and sharing up-to-the-minute details in the case on Twitter using the hashtag #DeniseHuskins.

The FBI seems to believe that this woman is being held for ransom for some reason, but why? Details in this case are sparse to say the least. Authorities are keeping a tight lid on things as the search for her continues.

The search for Denise Huskins is continuing through the evening with no end in sight. Meanwhile, reports are coming in about the personal details in her life — with hope that perhaps some information may shed light on information that may lead to why she was allegedly kidnapped, and by whom.

It should be noted, however, that the boyfriend of the missing woman has been questioned by police. The Daily Mail reports that the unidentified man was the last to see her and is the one who has given information to authorities about her alleged kidnapping.


John Mc Gowan said...

Search for abducted Vallejo woman focuses on Mare Island

Boyfriend reports woman was forcibly taken from home

The search for a woman reportedly abducted for ransom is focusing on the Mare Island waterfront after search teams spotted a possible object in the water, Vallejo police said Tuesday evening.

In a Tuesday night news conference, Vallejo police Lt. Kenny Park said a dive team will focus on an area of Mare Island after spotting an object in the water. The search will continue tonight because of ideal low-tide conditions.

Search dogs keyed in on a certain area of water, which is where the teams are focusing their efforts, police said. Sonar equipment is also being used in the search.

More than 100 search and rescue team members are combing the Vallejo waterfront for Denise Huskins, 29, who was reportedly kidnapped from a Mare Island home Monday morning. Authorities initially reported that she was 30 years old.

Watch report: Vallejo woman's disappearance raises questions

"I know the kind of person she is," said the woman's father, Mike Huskins. "She's fighting. She's fighting."

Photos: Police search for clues in kidnapping for ransom

The woman's boyfriend, who's been identified as Aaron Quinn by neighbors and family, reported Huskins missing at about 1:55 p.m. Monday, hours after her disappearance. Police have not confirmed Quinn's relationship with Huskins, however.

Quinn told officers Huskins was taken from his home in the 500 block of Kirkland Avenue against her will and there was a ransom demand. It is unclear how the ransom demand was communicated.

Kirkland Avenue remains closed off as authorities continue their investigation.

Neighbors describe Quinn as a pleasant young man. "He's a nice guy, (I) helped him with a few things," said neighbor Patrick Vandeweg. "I've never had any problems with him as a neighbor. He's very conscientious."

The victim's father told KCRA he does not know Quinn, but trusts his daughter's judgment of character.

Quinn is not a suspect or person of interest in the case, according to police.

"We are treating this matter as a kidnap ransom," said Park during a news conference Tuesday. "We're doing everything we can, but at this point I'm not at liberty to divulge too much information."

Vallejo police did not give a suspect description during the news conference but said up to 75 people have been dedicated to finding Huskins.

Late Monday night, investigators found Huskins' boyfriend's vehicle, a 2000 Toyota Camry with license plate number 4GQA436, at an undisclosed location in Vallejo.

Mike Huskins added that his daughter recently lived in Boston before moving back to California. She is a native of Southern California.

Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Vallejo confirmed that Denise Huskins is a physical therapist at the hospital. Quinn also works at the hospital.

Anyone with information about Huskins' whereabouts is urged to call the Vallejo Police Department at 707-648-4524.

Anonymous said...

Vicki said...

Transcript of Wes Hadsells interview. What do we make with his constant use of the number 18? 18 minutes, 18 ft, 18 pictures, 18 days?

I cant copy and paste parts of this document, and it's 16 pages long. Hes does fram the words "I hurt her", and " I'd do anything to keep myself out of trouble", and " I planted evidence", "I did it" (referring to planting evidence). And "I mean, like I said, honest to God, I didn't have anything to do with ,y daughter's disappearance".

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John Mc Gowan said...
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John Mc Gowan said...



Hmmm, i'm intrigued to find out the circumstances behind this "Alleged Kidnapping" ?

trustmeigetit said...

WH: I don’t know, I mean like I said - honest to God - I didn’t have anything to do with my daughter's disappearance, and I know they did their job by shredding me up last night, I guess, but that was harsh.

Honest to God...

Dee said...

OT -

John Mc Gowan said...

Calif. woman believed abducted found safe, police say

Police say Denise Huskins, a 29-year-old woman who was reported abducted from the San Francisco Bay area, has been found safe at a relative's home in Southern California.

Huntington Beach police Officer Jennifer Marlatt said in a statement Wednesday that detectives are at the scene of the relative's Huntington Beach home.

Huskins' father told the San Francisco Chronicle in a telephone interview that he received a voicemail from his daughter Wednesday morning saying she had been dropped off at his home in Huntington Beach. He said he immediately notified police so that they could pick her up and make
sure she was OK.

Amy Mattison, Denise's cousin, told CBS San Francisco that the voicemail Denise left for her father said, "Daddy, I'm okay. They dropped me off at mom's house, she's not there, I'm walking to your house."
According to the Chronicle, a person wrote an email to the paper on Tuesday afternoon saying that Denise Huskins "will be returned safely [Wednesday]. We will send a link to her location after she has been dropped off. She will be in good health and safe while she waits. Any advance on us or our associates will create a dangerous situation for Denise. Wait until she is recovered and then proceed how you will. We will be ready."

The e-mail reportedly included an audio file of a woman identifying herself as Denise Huskins. To verify she was alive, she reportedly referred to Tuesday's plane crash in the Alps in southern France.

"My name is Denise Huskins," the woman on the recording said, according to the paper. "I'm kidnapped, otherwise I'm fine. Earlier today, there was a plane crash in the Alps, and 158 people died."

To prove she was Denise Huskins, the woman on the recording also reportedly detailed the first concert she ever attended and the name of a childhood friend.

Authorities first began searching for Denise Huskins on Monday after her boyfriend told police she was abducted from his Mare Island home in Vallejo, northeast of San Francisco.

Aaron Quinn, 30, called police at about 2 p.m. that day to report she was forcefully taken in the middle of the night and the intruders demanded ransom.

It's unclear why Quinn took so long to alert authorities, who wouldn't reveal details about the case and said the boyfriend is not a person of interest.

A car registered to Quinn was taken from Huskins' Vallejo home and found at an undisclosed location, police said.

Huskins works as a physical therapist at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Vallejo, where Quinn is also an employee. She moved to Vallejo in June from Southern California.

Sridhar Chandrasekaran said...

Interesting, insightful and informative. thanks for sharing

John Mc Gowan said...

California woman's alleged kidnapped a hoax, police call it 'wild goose chase'