The book, Spy the Lie, is about deception detection. It covers common behavioral traits found in people when they lie.
The first section of the book talks about behavioral myths. There are no automatic signs of deception. People’s behavior will change based on a number of reasons, so it is important to know the context of each behavior.
The second section of the book, looks at common communication and behavioral patterns of people who are being deceptive. However, it is important to keep in mind that things are not always what they seem and context matters.
The following are signs of deception:
- Failure to answer
- Absence of an explicit denial
- Statements that fail to answer the question
- Inconsistent statements
- Going into attack mode
- Overly specific answers
- Process or procedural complaints
- Failure to understand a simple question
- Selective Memory