Detect Deceit

Detect Deceit

How to Become A Human Lie Detector in Under 60 Minutes

eBook - 2012
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"It doesn't take mind reading superpowers to be able to tell when someone is lying - but it does take special skills and a little practice. This provides readers with an easy-to-follow guide on applying lie detection skills to your everyday life. From bargaining, making a purchase, or dealing with children, to the more serious issues of negotiating a contract or identifying infidelity, Craig delivers simple but effective tips and techniques we can all use to see behind the facade and get to the truth. Split into three parts, the book looks at the nature of lying and how to detect lies, and includes an easy reference section that summarizes all the main points. Lying is a normal part of human communication and sometimes is necessary to protect someone's feelings, but there are also hurtful lies meant to deceive. You can't always rely on what comes out of someone's mouth. With fullcolor photographs and practical examples, Detect Deceit provides anyone with the tools to be a human lie detector. The mystery of what a person is really thinking is finally unlocked." -
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., c2012.
ISBN: 9781620873373
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 149 p.) : col. ill.


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Nov 13, 2017

As with any kind of relationship, direct feedback, verification of ones perceptions of deceitful relationships, are hard to come by. So i can't honestly say if this book has helped me.
But it looks credible; the author has a background in security plus psychology, and it's well laid out, with big sharp photos of typical deception mannerisms. So in all, it does build confidence.
Unless i missed it, he does omit a central consideration, that no amount of monitoring the appearance of others can help much with. And that is ones self-deception.
"You can't fool an honest (wo)man". Especially one honest with oneself. Wishful thinking blinds one. Example: i bought a laptop from a local vendor, and WANTED a good deal on a larger-screen model. I found one, and of course ignored the bad signs (sullen clerk, silence when i asked if there were any problems with it etc.). I wuz robbed! Or rather, i robbed myself.
That omission aside, an excellent book, far better than most of those body-language books the field is littered with.

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