Analytical Interviewing is the legally sound and most thorough way in which information is obtained, truth is discerned from deception and a profile of the speakers may be observed.
The Psycho-Linguistic profile is made up of four basic elements:
1. The subjects's Background
2. The subject's Experiences
3. The subject's priorities and motive
4. The subject's dominant personality traits
When these four elements are carefully noted, anonymous authors of threatening letters are identified.
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This is a fascinating insight into deception techniques.
The interview has been reclassified as a "debate" by some as it is not an "interview" that seeks to obtain information. But even as a debate:
Debates employ deceptive techniques as well as interviews and open statements.
The journalist is agenda -driven and it is not:
a. to obtain information
b. to allow the public to hear from the subject
Keep in mind, an inconsistency may not be deceptive unless the speaker is aware of the inconsistency and counters it deliberately. Being mistaken is not being deceptive. One must intend to deceive, in order to be seen, linguistically, as deceptive.
The overwhelming amount of deception is found in withheld or missing information.
When one lies outwardly, it is insight into one's history, priority and personality traits.
This is not "how not to conduct an interview" as the theme would be overly simplistic, however, it is still of value in Analytical Interview training to spot the errors she makes. Errors will not only pervert meaning, it will cause some questions to be deemed as legally unsound.
There are several questions to consider within this recorded interview, with the last being the most challenging for the listener.
1. What are the techniques she employs to accomplish her level of deception?
2. Were any effective?
3. How many accusations did she make that were falsely ascribed to him?
4. Does she affirm knowing she is making a false accusation? If so, what do you offer as evidence?
For the analyst or student analysts, are there topics, words, phrases, or even body language that provokes emotion within you? Can you identify which points, which emotions and how this might impact your analysis? This is not easy for us to do, but it is important.
This is the most challenging:
What does the language of the Interviewer reveal about herself?
At one point, she reveals some personal information that she did not knowingly yield.
Can you spot it?