Monday, February 29, 2016

Readership Participation: Deception and Romance Question

         Linguistic Signals of Deception in Romance

With endless internet advice on lie detection and romance the focus is primarily on the "signs" that are obvious and mostly related to the internet age.  

Does he change his password frequently?
Does he close the computer screen when you walk into the room?
Does he have a second profile on Facebook?

Then, this goes to:

Did he suddenly buy new expensive cologne?

Does he now shower more often?

Did he suddenly do a comb over, buy clothes too young for him and...?

Rather than look to the external signs, misinterpreting a sinus condition for something serious, language, itself, is the best indicator for getting to the truth.  

Yet, before any of this can be discussed, we must do the one thing that our society struggles with:


What one sees in the mirror and discerns by human senses, may be one thing, while a statement may suggest another.  

In the past 7 years, a new "definition" phenomena has arisen:  "The identity."  This new entity trumps "citizen." 

This, new for us, is not new for the world, as the Nuremberg Laws in Germany created a new entity, the "national socialist" which also trumped "citizenship" as an entity. 

Of course, the language must reflect this. 

In the past 7 years, "character" has lost its historic definition and lost meanings has consequences. 

"Where do you stand on Topic C?"

"I am firmly against Topic!  You can count on me protecting you from Topic C if you elect me!"

When the political winds shift and Topic C is no longer "bad" but has gone to "good", the same politician says, 

"I am firmly for Topic C!"


"But, that is not where you stood just a few years ago when you campaigned against Topic C!"

"Yes, but my position has evolved."

This was once a man without character, but now it is seen as a man with character. 

So before we get to the specific linguistic indicators of deception we must have a starting point.  

This is a fascinating exercise. 

If interested in participating, please answer one question for the exercise:

"What is cheating?"

Here is how to answer it:

I. Status

Begin with the relationship:

a.  Married
b.  Engaged
c.  Verbally Committed 

II.  Details. 

Next, from a, b or c, (reference standard) tell us specifically what is cheating.  What is "acceptable" and what is "definitely cheating!"

This can include physical descriptions, "he is not cheating if he shakes hands with a woman" or "flirting is fine, as long as..."

You are specifically describing your expectation in the relationship.   Bill Clinton had his own definition of infidelity (he even had his own definition of lying) and the word "is." 

His own nationally televised deception showed habitual, life long deception, and just how good he was, and how he thinks in life.  "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky" may have even caused him to pass a polygraph if "sexual relations" was not defined using Clinton's own language.  

Defining what "cheating" is allows for the context or setting to be applied. Without the definition, there will be an inconsistency in "the expected" for you, and will vary widely for us all. 

Perhaps we may even come to a single definition?  

III.  Agreement    

you must add in if this definition is agreed upon by both parties.  If your spouse or partner disagrees, make this clear, too.  

What is fascinating about this is not simply the language of deception, but in our definitions we reveal ourselves, and our expectations. 

It helps research and data base building. 

Bonus Question:

If you are in a generous mood and wish to help our research, would you consider answering a second question?

Bonus Question:  "What is love?"  

Every word you use in your answers is important to analysis.  

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Missing Persons and Past Tense Language: Jennifer Hicks, Suicide

Police report that Jennifer Hicks died as a result of a self inflicted gunshot.  She was likely involved in theft from her company.

Her ex husband indicated belief in her death, and did search in areas of which a body would be found.
His language did not reveal knowledge of theft (though he may have known this, or association with thieves) but belief that she would not be found alive.

There is something important to learn here.

Statement Analysis teaches that where one is expected, through situation and relational status, to speak of one missing in the present tense, with hope that the missing is alive.  When this is not heard, it is an indication that the subject (speaker) believes or even knows, the missing person is dead.

The teaching on this shows that there are factors in play, including how close one is to the missing, but also how long the person has been missing, and the natural conditions, including weather and location, will weigh upon language.

Yet there is something else here that is worth considering:

In this case it was an ex husband who not only referenced her as dead (and searched for her) but he did so in specifically referencing her in the positive, as a mother.

This is telling.

One may 'slip' into past tense for nefarious reasons (Casey Anthony did, caught herself, and corrected) but another may slip and even surprise himself with this.

This was in Clint Dunn's language when we spoke long ago.  He even commented on it, as upsetting as it was, as time and the circumstances of his beloved Hailey's status wore against his natural denial.

In the case of Jennifer Hicks, the ex husband, while thinking of her as a mother, still spoke of her in the past tense.

This is not a 'slip' as above, but to accept not only that the missing Jennifer was deceased, but to accept that their daughter would no longer have her mother.

Statement Analysis:  This is to say:  he had strong or certain belief that she would not be found alive.

This means that a new level of resistance is broken:   having to accept that the mother of my child is gone, or "my daughter will be motherless."

This is something that has natural resistance in life.

A certain level of denial is common for all of us and the denial is worn down by time, circumstances (freezing temperatures) and of any information disclosed or found.  This might have included the knowledge that Jennifer was involved in theft and may have felt that there was no way out and could not bear prison, or bear the thought that her daughter would see her own mother as a common thief.

The ex husband searched from the air.  We did not hear news reports of him trying to exploit the public, emotionally or financially, but we did hear the past tense references plainly, and in context:

not only as an ex wife, something one may accept, but as the mother of his child:  something far more difficult to accept.

In understanding the principle of past tense language in missing person cases, we must not only consider context, but proximity of the relationship:

Contextual Examples

Length of time missing
Weather conditions
Known associations
Known or suspected substance abuse issues
Mental health status
Family status (such as a teenaged runaway struggling at home0

Familiar Examples:  the strongest are at the top

Biological Mother has the greatest resistance to accept death
Biological Father is generally second, close behind
Estranged but biological parents, Spouses
Step parents that are close
Grand parents

Siblings and ex spouses
Teachers, Community, Co workers, etc

Even a very close step parent will accept death before a distant biological parent.  The tie is more powerful than what we might consider, especially when a parent is estranged.

Blood relations have stronger denial, overall, even with estrangement, than non-blood familiar relations.   In this classification, however, married spouses are considered as "one"; that is, very close, and quite resistance to accepting death.

Training in Statement Analysis

Peter Hyatt, trainer 
Learning the truth within a statement is an amazing thing.  

Getting to the truth, using it for the purpose of justice, and watching it work out before you in life is something special.  

Reading the feedback from those who, after completing their Statement Analysis training, were able to attend their first live "Go to Meeting" training, reveals the thrill and excitement they felt.  Challenged (and even a bit pushed) they dug and dug at a statement until they were in the victim's shoes, and they knew what happened, what caused her to use the words she used, and where the case would eventually go.  Receiving confirmation of their work from the investigating detective only heightened the satisfaction they felt.  

They were accurate in their analysis. 

They got to the truth.  They learned what happened, but also this:

It not only happened, coming from memory, but it happened when the subject said it happened, and not perseveration from her childhood, even though they were correct about her childhood, which, too, was confirmed in the investigation.  

It is not enough to say that something comes from memory.  Here they had a sexual assault victim who had made the same allegation years ago, while growing up.  

Was she perseverating on the past due to post trauma?  It happens and it happens more often than most of us realize.  

The challenge was answered and the words entered into, and grasped. 

The denials made by the alleged perpetrator were highly persuasive and his boldness in "I will polygraph!" further heightened the tension.  

At the conclusion of the day of training, the confirmation of their work was such:  the alleged perpetrator failed his polygraph.  

For the professional, this means deep satisfaction and traction for his or her career.  

Obtaining justice for society, or even for you company, is something that builds within us and is a great reward. 

Our training course, when successfully completed, allows you to enter into confidential monthly guided training covering an unpredictably wide spectrum of cases; from emergency analysis in a murder statement, to ongoing professional profiling for employment; the results come through work and dedication. 

Statement Analysis Course 

This course is taken at your home, and contains 100 page fact book, chapter tests, practice statements, submissions and a final examination.  The lectures are on MP3 (CD disc included) and the tuition covers the shipping, and 12 months of ongoing e support where your work can be continually checked, with assistance given.  Should you department or company require support in legal proceedings, court testimony will be made.  This support, for a full year, is invaluable.  

You learn the principles, how to apply them, and will not be granted certification until you understand them to the point of being able to easily explain them to the non trained ears. 

If you have a professional license, CEUs (Continuing Educational Units) are available accredited through the University of Maine.  

Many professionals have found that their department or company has reimbursed the tuition,  after paying, and  we allow for all professionals to make payments, via paypal, with no additional cost.    

The training is challenging and will prepare you for the ongoing training, profiling, anonymous author identification and the profiling, in particular, will not only have verification, but will be instrumental in interview strategy. 

We also hope to have some Video Lessons on Analytical Interviewing; the legally sound, non intrusive manner of which the most information is obtained, with the greatest possibilities of confessions and admissions, as Statement Analysis is applied to the interview, and the subject is brought to his or her own words.  Its impact is powerful enough to even be used by sales professionals, just as it is by psychology experts, doctors, therapists and counselors.  

In Human Resources, professionals can see the result of their work, often within a few months, which includes placing the right people for the right position (which affirmation is more long term) but also in screening out the deceptive, the exploitative, and the agenda driven; all of whom bring stress and trouble.  

Enroll today and begin to build your tomorrow, sharpening skills, strengthening your resume; all by getting to the truth.  

Friday, February 26, 2016

In The Trenches: Analysis When It Matters

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We may read with great interest the principles and applications of statement analysis, and even find cases of which we practice, but there is no substitute for spending some time "in the trenches" when it is on the line, and to your left, and to your right, are deeply intellectual and deeply invested analysts.

This is where the learning takes place, like no other, and is both exhausting and exhilarating.  It is many straight hours of concentration, that even the announcement of the coffee break is a relief.  Wanting to be complete, knowing that it is hour after hour, being stopped, having to focus again  and again on the same word, yet, when finally coming to completion, one may wish it would never end.

It is bittersweet.

There is much on the line, too, which changes the game.

It's to find out what "iron sharpening iron" is like; as those who sharpen you, from either side, are strong, powerful, and command the English language.

What is on the line is not just your full name and reputation, but truth.

Truth that may find itself, within hours, with scrutinizing eyes from defense attorneys to prosecutors, and eventually to someone who will have to defend the words.

It is thrilling and frightening, and it impacts and changes those who participate.  They are never the same and they never flippantly claim, "this means that!" or "he's lying!" again.  They've gone in too deeply for that, and they can only look away when someone else rushes.

They've seen some of the depths of human nature and it can really mess with you.  Just when you think you know something, human nature tells you, "you know nothing."

Yet, the analyst goes back to the drawing board and pushes with more force, still wishing it was over, while wanting it to never end.

This week, we began an entirely new group of budding analysts with two veterans in attendance who were both surprised and pleased to see the sharpness and eagerness in the meeting room.  The comments afterwards were telling:  there is some strong potential and if the strength can be harnessed, controlled and guided, there is going to be some powerful results.

I agree.

I agree.

I would not want to be a criminal and have them enter my words.

They're hooked.

You'd have to be crazy to let yourself get hooked.  

They'll need some time to process and recover.  The West Coast analysts are going to be something special.  

Fake Hate: Analyzing Tweets

Alleged:   a dozen violent and racist white students harassed, threatened, used N-word and attacked three black coeds -- beating them badly, for no cause other than the color of their skin. 

CBS News, the politicians and the Daily News condemned the violence with the Albany college president decrying the 'constant' violence against blacks. 


Wednesday  Albany police charged the three black women with assault, and charged two of them with filing a false police report about the racial violence.    

The 3 'victims' did not keep their stories straight, but if they had been successful, not only would they have made money through fame and law suits (theft) but they could have led to innocent white male college students being arrested and losing their educations.  

Liars destroy lives.   

Here is Asha Burwell's tweets.  She even had injuries.     

 “I can’t believe I just experienced what it’s like to be beaten because of the color of my skin.

What she 'can't believe' we should believe her, and not 'believe it' either. 
Note the passive language of "to be beaten" in spite of the intrusive nature of a physical assault.  

 “I begged for people to help us and instead of help they told us to "shut he f*ck up" and continuously hit us in the head.

Note the order of events above.  
Next note the "people" she "begged" for help.  This sounds as if it is a crowd watching (gender neutral) rather than the "12 white males" alleged by her in the police report.  The "people" refused to help "and continuously..." 

Another victim:  

"I got beat up by 20 people screaming racial slurs.  A whole bunch of guys started hitting me and my two friends."

Note that the first sentence, "I got beat up by 20 people" has the reliable pronoun and the perfect past tense verb, yet used the gender neutral term, "people" which later changed to "guys."  The structure of the first sentence, being strong, gives us insight into the subject's personality:  She is a habitual liar; one who fabricates reality, and one who will trouble society in ways far worse than this crime.  

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Jennifer Hicks' Body Found

Jennifer Hicks, 31, has been found dead.

No further information released.

We noted that her ex husband believed/knew she was deceased by his repeated past tense references.  The source of this knowledge and/or belief is not known.

Did he consider her suicidal?
Did he consider fatal associations?

He stated that she was not one to neglect their daughter.

He was consistent with this in his air searches.

Police stated that she was wanted for a crime of theft in excess of $10,000 value.

We await a statement.

Reliable Denial? Answers...

Allegation:  Adult had sexual contact with underaged girl.

Denial:   "I certainly didn't have sex with that girl at my home."  


How many points of analysis are in this short sentence?

A.  List as many as you can and include 
B.  what questions you would like to ask the subject.  

"I certainly didn't have sex with that girl at my home."

My first question,

"So, where did you have sex with her?"

The reason being is that even though it breaks the rules, the rules and principles are subordinate to us; they serve us.  We do not exist to serve them. 

I have encountered such and have had the shocked response where one answers the question!

Note that there is much here to work with. 

"Certainly" is added to the denial, which means it is to be classified as "non reliable."  It does not mean it is deceptive; it means that by itself, we cannot make a conclusion of which we have certainty.  He has added an element, violating the principle that the reliable denial can neither be added to, nor subtracted from.  

Questions include:

"What happened?"

"Why is this accusation made against you?"

"What led to this accusation being made?"

"Why might one make such an accusation?"   (it's always good to hear the attitude towards the accuser.  Will the denial outweigh the need to insult the accuser, or will it be the other way around?)

That the subject distances himself with "that girl", a la Bill Clinton's "that woman, Ms. Lewinsky" only reflects the emotional distance from him, and neither affirms nor denies the status of reliability. 

"I certainly didn't have sex with that girl at my home."

Why is location critical here?

Is this a contaminated statement? 

A contaminated statement is one in which the subject had been interviewed first.  Most times we set aside contaminated statements instead of analyzing , but we can, in a limited way, still analyze. 

If this was in an open statement, location is on the subject's mind, but if he was asked about his home, it reduces the emphasis on location.  Without being asked anything other than being accused of having sex with her (an underaged girl), by going to location, his denial, although reduced with "certainly", is more about the location and it may be that he did not have any sexual contact with her at his home, but elsewhere. 

What makes it larger than life is that we must learn what the meaning of "sex" is.

In some seminars, I highlight the vastness of the subjectivity of the understanding of sex with a simple request:

I discuss deception detection in romance but have attendees identify, exactly what constitutes "cheating" in their relationship.  

I continue to be surprised at the wide variables found within the relationships and what is acceptable and what is not acceptable.  

As time passes, culture shifts, the width of subjectivity continues to expand.  

I pose this question to readers:

In your personal relationship, what constitutes being "cheated" upon. 

Be specific and help the research!  

The "rules" should be interesting.  

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Screening for Violence in Job Applicants

In our Advanced Course, we get into some very specific strategies for hiring:  how to screen out those with an agenda other than employment and personal advancement.  Yet there is something else to carefully consider:


About the last thing any company, business, or department needs is a violent person. 

What is the violent person like?

How can we discern violence in the language?

What if the person has changed his or her ways?  Can we know this?

When law enforcement hires one with poor impulse control, the consequences can be deadly; both literally and figuratively.  Often missed, however, is the personality traits beneath the surface; the need for relevance, respect and recognition; things all humans possess, yet when an imbalance exists, trouble is not far behind. 

It is a complex study but one in which Statement Analysis can successfully discern within the language.  

"My record is clear, though when I was young, I had some issues."

When an applicant wishes to conceal something in his background, the concealment is on his mind while speaking or writing. This is key and using analysis, we will pick up the sensitivities and either get answers from the statement itself, as we now are 'looking for something' specifically, or we will know where to focus questions.  

Violence:  Male or Female?

Males are more prone to violence, with their higher levels of testosterone.  Even in a self loathing society that chooses to believe that gender is a preference, science says otherwise. 

Crime victims, too, have an opinion.  

Females who are violent when young:

What is their attitude towards violence now?

Are they ashamed of their background, or do they embrace it?

The violent seek to impose their will upon others.  They enter the personal property space, or even the personal natural space, of another to impose their will upon the victim.  Many "violent" learn to adjust their means of coercion and will stop being physically violent and learn to use their forceful personality to get their way.  The element of violating one's property or personal space remains the same, but the means change.  The violation is verbal.  

Violence Decreases With Age

This is a true statistic and valuable for probation and prison, but not for companies.  Those who are no longer violent due to "aging out" retain the same personality traits in later years as they did in younger years. 

They do not do well with authority. 

They do not do well in Customer Service. 

They often have difficulty getting along with others and although may not resort to physical violence, the same forcefulness shows itself in other ways. 

Violence is Eradicated Through Education? 

By now you likely recognize that the concern for Human Resources is not that the 45 year old male manager is going to punch someone in the conference room. 

We are looking at an intelligent, educated and sophisticated use of violence that is no longer physically expressing itself, but verbally. 

We listen to the common expressions of life, and are able to identify those who are likely concealing a background that contains violence, as well as those who still pose the risk of violence. 

Due to natural restraints in life, including education, consequence, position, manners, society, (and so on), some will never resort to violence in a business setting:  but they will bully, and bully they do, in ways and means that are nothing like the school yard bully of yesteryear of whom cartoons showed only needed a quick rap to the chin to deflate him.  

These are well educated and successful violent people who never raise a fist.  Yet: 

They destroy careers.

They destroy lives. 

They destroy health. 

They destroy bottom lines. 

They can psychologically crumble someone with just words.  

They do not, so much, disagree with the victim's view point, they disagree with the victim's entire life and existence.  The violent's intent is to get his or her victim to question the victim's own right to life.  It is to utterly defeat, exhaustively eradicating any possible threat of advancement.  

How can this be so?

The difference may be difficult to describe, unless, that is, you have experienced corporate bullying.  The bully is a non violent violent person, and will destroy a bottom line if it means keeping his or her victim from getting credit.

Bullies, therefore, flourish in bureaucratic standings where no profit bottom line exists.  They thrive in settings where they can shout down, ridicule, embarrass, backstab and harm the victim, without the accountability of profit. 

In police departments, should a bully be promoted, a good idea, that is, one that may even facilitate justice, can be buried simply due to jealous ambition.  

Strong leaders 'hire up', that is, they seek to hire those who will eventually threaten to by-pass the position due to talent.  

State governments, like all bureaucracies,  are notorious for "hiring down", that is, upper management and middle management promoting those who will not threaten their own jobs.  These are the same people working on new policies to govern, and influence the interpretation and application of laws, standards, rules, and simply accepted practices that will impact your life, your children, and your pocketbook.  This is where tyranny may begin in small ways, but serve one purpose:  increase the authority of 

More and more polls show how Americans do not trust government any longer, reflecting just how exploitive, by nature, a bureaucratic structure can be and what happens when the ambitious rule, including those who are consistently deceptive about their agenda.  

 Those who prosper in State government would likely drown in the private sector as personal grudges, sabotage promotions and other such tactics eventually harm the for-profit company and the bully is removed, yet, the damage remains. 

The same bureaucratic system that is ripe for bullying and corruption, is the same system which tells the successful business owner not only that "you didn't build that!" but something far more ironic:

"You can't ask personal questions of your job applicants!"

The very same questions that the government can ask, you are not allowed to, lest you face "discrimination" allegations.  

This is similar to the irony of someone who demands no border protection and no guns, while living safely behind armed walls, for his or her children, but not ours. 

This is a form of contempt.  

If you say, "this person is much more important and has more threats", it matters little to the victim of violence, who believes his children are just as valuable as another's.  

They, the government at the top, have the luxury of hiring the best and brightest.  Even Hillary Clinton had (until the press noted it) her top 6 advisors:  White Males, while posing a very different agenda.  "They" can hire the best and brightest in order to get the best results, while imposing upon you, a far lesser standard.  

Phrases and Figures of Speech

In the profiling of a job applicant, we often flag the "figures of speech" that are commonly used by others, yet, when other traits arise, particularly the "non violent violent" (the sophisticated violent), they take on a new importance.  This is not for the Statement Analysis 101 crowd that says, "just tell me, are they lying or not!"

It takes time, effort, and patience, and eventually, confirmation will come.  

"I love you to pieces!" may have a very different meaning coming from you than to one who knows how to tear another to pieces, verbally, and perhaps, without common restraint, physically. 

To commit violence, one must enter the personal property and eventually, the personal space of another.  

Is it any surprise that the sophisticated violent (bully) knows how to cut right into the personal space of another, linguistically?

Sometimes, these are those with passive-aggressive personality types and the greater the intellect, the more they will use criticism, not to blunt an idea, but to get the victim to consider their own life as of lesser value.  

Hire this one and watch morale tank.  

Promote this one and prepare for the damage. 

Give authority to this one, and spend your energy defusing escalated situations that should never have escalated in the first place. 

Perhaps the single best place to identify a violent employee who has already been hired is in the area of jesting.  When he is joking around, he is choosing language that reveals him.  Note how often his phrases correlate to the invasion of another's human space.  These words may be related to sports, true enough, but if you have already identified him as one who is violent, but due to professional setting and age, his violence is linguistic and emotional, you may realize that the same phrases you use, not only have different meaning for him, but greater frequency.  

In women, it is not only rarer, but easier to spot linguistically, including she targets one gender more than the other.  Here, there is less comical or humorous or more passive aggressive, especially an insult that begins as a compliment; a signal of higher intelligence, deep personality resentment, and satisfaction at seeing pain inflicted upon another.  

Promote her and, depending upon the scope of authority, watch an increase in employees calling out sick, potential increases for medical insurance issues, and eventually, increased turnover.  Men, in particular, will be hesitant to report bullying by a female superior, but will, if opened up, use language of humiliation (rage, for example) and justification.  

Learn what Employee Questionnaires can do for your business, company or department.  

Hyatt Analysis Services.  

The Advanced Course is especially of value to those who are in the monthly guided training.  This is the confidential and practical analysis that is monthly, with sufficient processing time between intensities, that follows a sound foundation.  The course is not open to those without approved formal training.  The untrained, no matter how well read, who have not been formally trained and who have not had the opportunity to grow from working with other analysts in live trainings, will often bring discredit to the science from the temptation to rush to "black or white" hard conclusions.  The monthly training is needed to scrub this off, as they quickly learn, in just a few sessions, how complex human nature is, and how, although the principles are correct, the rush to draw a solid line failed them.  

Not only is there the risk for discrediting the science, the talented, but untrained often experience discouragement and the potential they posses goes unrealized.  It is "lose-lose."

There is no substitution for formal training, but it must include exposure to other analysts and exposure to the wide variants that human nature exhibits.  They must learn that with each principle, exceptions exist, and how, over time, they guide us to proper conclusions, and learn to not confuse the subjective with the objective.  

After all these years, I continue to learn new lessons.  Each month, I learn.  In the East Coast Training, I most always do not look at the statement until the training begins.  I go into it "cold" so as to challenge myself, and learn from others.  

Analysts bring in life experiences and knowledge I do not possess.  I am privileged to learn from them.  "Island" learning is a dead end.  Those with natural talent and lots of self taught reading, often do well in training; first they must overcome the overly conclusive practice, as well as accustom themselves to 'being wrong' more than a few times, but eventually, the talent meets with disciplines and...the results are something special.  

The guided monthly training is now offered in two distinct time zones, East Coast and West Coast.

With more UK attendees, we hope to schedule one for Europe in English.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Jennifer Hicks Update

An arrest warrant for theft has been issued for missing 31 year old Jennifer Hicks.  The sheriff said there is no evidence of an abduction.  

Her ex husband described her very positively regarding one who would not leave her child; but also:

a.  referenced her in the past tense indicating belief or knowledge of death;
b.  searched for her aerial which would not be consistent with fugitive. 

This conflicting view is incomplete; only incomplete for us, until we understand what happened. 

He referenced her in the past tense several times and searched in a manner that would be consistent with death; not someone running from justice.  He reported that she was not the type of mother who might abandon her child.  

Question:  did he have knowledge of a nefarious association of hers in which he believed she put herself in danger, possibly with a criminal element?  Is this what caused him to consider that she could be involved with those who's end could be death?

We do not know but await answers.   Note the language of her own mother, regarding the fear the child has, below.  

Jennifer Hicks' mom speaks out about her disappearance

A message to Jennifer Hicks: "I love her," says Shawn Love, Jennifer's mother. "She's not alone, and we are all here for her. Please come back to us."

It's been nine days since Hicks went missing, and her mother is desperate for answers.

"Right now, we are at a standstill," says Love. "It's very hard to get up and get dressed. And when you do it's like, I know I should be doing something, but I don't know what."

It's hard on the family, especially for Hicks' 8-year-old daughter. To protect her identity, we are not sharing her name.

"She's very scared," says Love. "She's very worried that something has happened to her mom and that her mommy might not come back."

The family says social media has been a huge help in getting the word out about her disappearance, but it's also been a curse because of all the rumors.

"Negative comments, that type of thing is not helpful at all," says Love.
It's like pouring salt on an open wound.

When asked if she had scary thoughts running through her mind about what could have happened to her daughter, Love says, "How could there not be? There's a few different scenarios, and I'm realistic enough to play each one of those out completely in my mind."

Investigators say the evidence shows Hicks was not kidnapped.

"The sheriff said there was not an abductor in all likelihood," says Ned Cooney, Hicks' uncle. "Just the timing of it and everything else, that it was her leaving."
"I would just like her to come home, and let's take care of this together," says Love.
Right now, there is a warrant out for Hicks on a theft charge involving more than $10,000. Her family says it's kind of a blessing in disguise, because if she is found, they will have to bring her back home to Calloway County.

Friday, February 19, 2016

"Tried" in Statement Analysis

It is important to understand not only that 90% or more of deception comes from withholding information rather than direct lying, it is also important to understand why this is. 

With the average person having a vocabulary of approximately 25,000 words when asked about something the person must go into this vast dictionary, choose what information she wishes to convey, which words to use, where to place each word next to one another, and what conjugation to use. 

This is done in less than a millisecond in time in the brain's processing. 

When one is going to be deceptive, there is a pause or delay in processing this information.  

This is the principle source of internal stress for the subject. 

Those trained in childhood, specifically, that deception:

a.  Has negative external consequences
b.  Has negative internal consequences ("conscience")
c.  Has negative consequences upon the intended victim (human empathy) 

have additional stress beyond the disruption in the speed of transmission. 

Those truly with the psychopathy of "no conscience" still experience internal stress in the disruption of the speed of transmission and possess no experiential memory of the deception.  When the subject's own personal subjective dictionary is used, the polygraph should have no 'inconclusive' results.  

Criminals pass polygraphs (or have inconclusive results) when guilty due to examiner error.  The child molester who "tickles" (his own description) his victims in their private areas, when asked if he "molested" the victim, may pass.  

Thieves who steal from companies in which they internally believe the company owed them, may pass or even issue a reliable denial such as "I did not steal the missing money" but will not pass, nor be able to say, along with the affirmation of truth telling, "I did not take the missing money." 

A polygraph examiner trained and efficient in Statement Analysis is of great value to society and his department.  The training increases his worth and resume.  

"Tried" in Statement Analysis 

The word "tried", as used in the past tense, is flagged in Statement Analysis as "failure" to accomplish. 

"Tonight, Daddy is going to score a goal for his little girl!"

The next morning,

"Daddy, did you score a goal for me?"

"Well, honey, Daddy tried his best..."

Yes, this was me, many times, failing to score a goal in the MHL when my daughter was little and thought I was Wayne Gretzky.  

What's the MHL?

"The patient was brought in to the ER under cardiac arrest, and physicians tried to save his life..."
lets us know the patient is dead.  

The word "tried" in Statement Analysis means "attempted but not successfully, or completed..." and is important to flag because deceptive people love to use it to persuade that they are truthful, when they know otherwise. The only exception is found in two distinct topics, with the same theme:  seeking affirmation. 

"I've tried to be a good mother" (parenthood) and "I've tried to be a good husband" (marriage) where the subject awaits, "oh, you have been!" (these two distinctions come from the heading of "person" where one seeks a compliment from saying, "I've tried to be a good person" with the specific expectation of a reply.  It is, still, however, an admission of failure, yet the purpose of the communication is to elicit a specific response.  

Under Oath

Recall Cindy Anthony, grandmother of murdered Caylee Anthony, each time she was put under oath, she gave one of two repossess:

"so help me" or "so help me, God" and loaded up on deception when calling upon the assistance of Divinity.  

"I've tried to tell the truth when necessary" said Bill Clinton during his impeachment hearing over the rule of law.  When the rule of law is negated, the concern is over escalation and spreading of the same.  

Recent polls show that Americans do not trust Hillary Clinton; specifically citing that she is a "liar."

To this years of analysis agree.  It is such that Hillary Clinton is described as "ruthless" in her lying; that is, she holds no human empathy for victims of her deception and has lied, repeatedly, and sometimes about the same topic.  Her ambition and entitlement are revealed in her language, consistently.  The 'end' of deception is death, where habitual liars will always put their own needs before others, perjure in capital cases, and act upon extreme self interest, even that above the lives of others, and the material needs of a nation.  Analysis has shown that both Clintons were not only liars, but liars from childhood, with little regard for the impact upon others.  Superior intellects (both are well above average), pragmatism and unfettered ambition are traits propagated with deception, from fund raising to personal betrayals to national betrayals.  When Hillary Clinton spoke of the dead from Benghazi, she showed, as she had in times past, a lack of basic human empathy.  This, too, points to childhood.  

In her recent CBS interview  with CBS’s Scott Pelley, Clinton said, “I don’t believe I ever have” lied to voters.

Pelley began by asking Clinton, “You know in ’76, Jimmy Carter famously said, ‘I will not lie to you.'”
Well, I will tell you, I have tried in every way I know how, literally from my years as a young lawyer, all the way through my time as secretary of state to level with the American people,” Clinton stated.
This is not only an admission of lying, but recognition of lying while as a young lawyer.  Recall the rape case in which she lied about the young victim and was recorded.  This may have been on her mind at the time of this processing.  
Note the additional and unnecessary words, "in every way I know how" close to the admission of failure with "tried." This is an indication of a very consistent, habitual liar, who has many such techniques employed in a variety of circumstances.  
Liars grow in confidence just as equally as they grow in contempt for others.  
The child learns to lie (children are born liars and neglect only cements this within them) successfully, but cannot help feeling a loss of respect for the victim.  The kindergarten teacher was fooled and the 5 year old liar begins to cultivate within himself (or herself) a sense of superiority. 
Supremacy, in fact, is a great opportunity for investigators to exploit in liars and affirms why liars are incapable of lying about their own lies.  
As the liar grows, failures teach them to alter their words.  Lying becomes instinctive and impulsive.  
"Just because someone tells a few mistruths doesn't make them a murderer."  Cindy Anthony.  Stop and contemplate a single negative external consequence of Cindy's own lying:  money. Consider how much money was spent based upon Cindy's lying about her granddaughter in terms of manpower, hours, overtime, machinery, and so on.  Hundreds of thousands of dollars of tax payer money wasted because she told a single lie to police?
Liars, that is, the habitual 'walking' liars are destructive.  Liars are said to be 'murderers in training.'  They learn in an early age that they, themselves, come first, in all things, at all times, for all reasons. 
In the Advanced Statement Analysis course, the internal thought process of liars is examined more thoroughly, with specific steps employers can take to avoid a myriad of trouble and loss.  
Liars are established in the formidable years as all that is needed is parental abdication.  In the language of Hillary Clinton, she struggles to conceal the contempt that she has for the world at large.  The contempt comes from the years of successful deception, from using the law to further her own gains, insider trading and fraudulent futures, on to establishing residency in a state she did not live in for personal gain, to selling out America for contributions, and on to...
It is unknown how many lives have been destroyed or lost, nor how much money has been pilfered yet this phrase is similar to Herman Goering, who was one of the world's most proficient criminals; capable of being charged with more crimes than most any other.  

Pelley replied, “You talk about leveling with the American people. Have you always told the truth?
“I’ve have always tried to, always, always,” Clinton said.
Besides the use of "tried", we see the repetition of "always" three times.  This makes the failure to tell the truth very sensitive to her, allowing us to, again, (affirmation) understand that she has lied consistently for years and knows it has impacted many aspects of society.  
“Some people are going to call that wiggle room that you just gave yourself ‘always, always tried to,'” Pelley said. “I mean, Jimmy Carter said, I will never lie to you.”
Disagreeing with Pelley’s claim, Clinton replied, “You know, you’re asking me to say, ‘Have I ever?’ I don’t believe I ever have… I don’t believe I ever will. I’m going to do the best I can to level with the American people.”
a.  "you know" is a habit of speech which shows that the subject, at this point, has an acute awareness of the presence of the interviewer.  We note what causes this habit to show itself, as well as what does not.  Here, the topic is "ever" lying; vast time period noted. 

b.  "believe" is a weak assertion.  The simplest description I use is this:
"I locked my keys in the car" is a strong assertion.
"I believe I locked my keys in the car" is a weak assertion.  For a truthful person, the weak assertion here is appropriate.  It allows for me, or others, to "believe" differently about the keys, due to my expressed uncertainty. 

When asked about my keys, I did not stop and say to myself, "Hmm, perhaps I should use the word "believe" due to my lack of certainty.  They could be on the kitchen counter or have fallen outside the front door.  Yes, that is it; I will use 'believe' because I am not certain."

The speed of transmission is such that in what appears to be no time at all, I chose the word "believe" from my personal dictionary of thousands of words to best communicate. 

Should I need to be deceptive, I would have to pause, ever so slightly, to do this because truth flows from experiential memory quickly, and can be recalled just as readily.  It takes no additional effort (no additional hormonal secretion to the brain) which is why our "Reliable Denial" is so...


c.  Next note the use of "tried" again.  This is to consider how to best avoid a direct lie (internal stress) while attempting to persuade (well rehearsed and successful liar since childhood) listeners (including the interviewer, as "you know" shows awareness of him and the intended audience) that she is not lying.  

It is an important distinction:

She is not trying to persuade her audience that she is telling the truth; but she is attempting to persuade, in the negative, what she is not; a liar. 

The American public is easily deceived as a whole.  Yet, polls show that the public, in the majority, know she is a liar. 

Her words show "entitlement"; that is, decades of supremacy and deception have caused her to expect that she will "win" in life.  The "win" may be a court case, millions in donations from foreign countries, a private server, the presidential election, and so on.  This is a personality trait that in spite of surgery on her face, and high paid consultants and advertising firms, her persona is most described as "unlikable" and "not trustworthy."

Americans do seem to sense what readers of Statement Analysis know: 

She is a liar, and she is ruthless, in that she will stop at nothing to please herself.  

Her black accent is put on before blacks;
Her position may change with the wind, but this is called "evolution" and "growth", and she has an expectation that American women, in particular, who are held in the highest contempt, will vote, not with intellect, but emotion, by gender.  Note how often this theme is presented in the negative.  

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Sexual Statement: Reliable Denial or Not?

Allegation:  Adult had sexual contact with underaged girl.

Denial:   "I certainly didn't have sex with that girl at my home."  


How many points of analysis are in this short sentence?

A.  List as many as you can and include 
B.  what questions you would like to ask the subject.  

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Statement Analysis Advanced Course Update

The Statement Analysis Advanced Course is closer to completion.  

The delay?

We continue to add chapters!

This is a in-depth challenging course for those who are already proficient in Statement Analysis and will cover some of the more advanced techniques in analysis, but will also focus upon:

Psychological Profiling from the language;

Anonymous Author Identification

Tuition:  $495 Statement Analysis Course
               $895 Advanced Analysis 

This includes more than 15 hours of lectures and 12 months of e-support, with the first course completion allowing for monthly guided training.  Tuition payment plans available, and discount for signing up for both.  

Two years of concerted dedicated work will bring excellence.  

The Anonymous Author Identification holds deep value for business and law enforcement.  The ability to identify the author of an anonymous threatening letter is valuable to law enforcement yet these threats are not common.

It is in the process, itself, of psychological profiling via the language that the value is found:

Interviewing Strategy: 

When a subject has revealed his background, priorities, and personality, the strategy of the interview will suggest itself.  By using, and even 'entering into' the language of the subject, there is no reason for inconclusive polygraph results.

Many in law enforcement have an intuitive sense of how to conduct an interview once they have a 'feel' for the suspect.  The psychological profiling takes the guess work out.


Learn how to screen out those who will bring problems to your business.  If your business is law enforcement, you need to screen out those with poor impulse control who cannot be trusted with lethal force.  You need to weed out those of base character who crave respect from the public and who will trouble not only your department, but all law enforcement, in a time when law enforcement is increasingly under attack from political leaders.

In business, you need to know.

You need to know those who bring unresolved personal issues to the job.
You need to know those who's belief system allows them to file fraudulent claims against you, in order to gain that which they have not earned.
You need to know those who's intentions towards you are not appropriate.
You need to be able to place the right person for the right position.
You need to not promote one who will trouble subordinates.

You will predict accurately, by allowing the applicants to guide you, those who will prove worthy of your company, and those who will solve problems, just as you will spot "problem bringers" and those who will need more supervision than others.

*A young woman was advised to seek employment from a company in order to game the system.  
This is more common than most know. 
She had failed out of government paid rehabilitation services for substance abuse and those who were guiding her felt that, like so many others, she would find success in a privately funded rehabilitation service, yet the cost is prohibitive.  
She was counseled to obtain employment and in a few months, claim "relapse" due to "unfair pressure put on me by the manager..." of which the company is pressured to pay 
for the expensive rehab.  

Statement Analysis profiling shows how those with agenda, during the interview process, reveal themselves and allow the company to know:  this applicant is seeking to exploit us, and with a company not permitted to ask certain questions, the analysis reveals the deceptive motive and the company is spared undue costs.  


What do supervisors and managers say about working with an employee, for example, for a year, about the original analysis conclusions and recommendations?  

What is it like to get affirmation of original analysis?  How does this help build a data base of information?  


You need to get to the root cause of the issue.  You will increase the accuracy of your diagnosis and should you struggle with the DSM, you will find clarity as the subject, or client, guides you by his or her own words.  Effective processing and treatment is only found in truth, and getting past peripheral issues.  The emerging revelation from the words chosen will guide you.

Sexual Abuse Victims have a language all their own.  We dedicate a full chapter to this, including discerning between an allegation of sexual abuse and perseveration and PTSD like language.  We cover the language of Adults with developmental disability, who are, statistically, the single greatest group prone to sexual abuse in the nation. 

Crime Solving 

Want to know the belief system?

Want to predict recidivism accurately?

The analysis will guide the legally sound, open ended interview process.  You will learn, for example, how to spot Domestic Violence and Child Abuse in the background from a 2 minute 911 call, and accurately know where to go with collateral interviews to confirm your work.

You will:

1.  Analyze a 911 call and conclude deception or veracity
2.  Profile the caller
3.  Test your results with known outside information and testimony about the subject.

A to Z Confirmation

You will analyze a statement to the point where it is as if you were present.  The psychological profiling will allow you to understand the subject in a deeper manner and know why he chose the words he did.

Then, you will learn from his confession.

Then, you will be given his thoughts about your analysis and learn why he confessed.

Confessions and Admissions

You will ultimately learn how to obtain confessions (admissions) in a greater rate than before.  By learning to trust the analysis and apply it, you will bring subjects, in criminal and civil investigations, to the point of admitting what was done.

*We gain admissions more than confessions.  The difference?  An admission is to admit that which was done; a confession is to admit that which was done and acknowledge the moral failure.  Because of the intensity of crime and exploitation, the admission is our goal, as it is legally sound and conclusive.  With the advent of more deadened consciences, we avoid morally charged language such as "Did you steal the missing money?" knowing that the question should be, "Did you take the missing money?"

We enter into a statement in a manner so deep, it is as if we were present during the crime.  It is far more than just "is he lying or not?" and requires dedication, commitment, and hard work. You will not only know what happened, you will understand what happened.

You will be able to explain not only principle in analysis, but explain it to the untrained, and learn how to write in a powerfully persuasive manner in which your reports will suggest their own conclusion, and put appropriate pressure upon prosecutors to move forward.  Legally sound, concise, and powerful writing comes from self-analysis of our written reports.  This is for law enforcement and for every company; as every company should do its own internal investigations and its own written final report.

Polygraph Examiners, Therapists, Attorneys, Human Resource professionals, civil investigators, child abuse investigators and advocates, journalists, Domestic Violence advocates, Ombudsman, and others in need of analysis and communication will benefit from the course. 


What happens when transcripts of interviews is compared to the diagnosis?

We look at the emergence of traits from various personality disorders, and how best to interview.  

Promote a 'passive aggressive' and watch morale suffer and turnover increase. 

Course Prerequisite

Due to the complex nature of the course, as well as the propensity for error, the Advanced Course will only be made available to those who have had Statement Analysis training from an approved source.

It is too easy to jump to conclusions, make errors, pervert justice, and discredit our science. There are a number of good introductory courses which, if effective, will inspire the student to learning Statement Analysis.  

A solid foundation is needed before moving to this new realm.  If you wish to know if your training is approved for the Advanced course, as well as tuition information, please go to Hyatt Analysis Services and contact us.