/// The Operative’s Method of Detecting Deception: Theory
The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.-Hannah Arendt
Deception, for whatever purpose, is a very human trait. To lie is to be human. In fact, it’s a part of our default survival-instinct skill set, but the ability of detecting it, is not.
The why is a bit more complicated and diverse, but the core goal is always because of the subject wanting something and deception is often a straight forward tool to acquire it – including pathological and compulsive liars.
Now to the parts of a deception. Unlike the (raw) truth where there is only 1 part to it, (all) lies have 2 parts; the creation of the untrue information and the intentional suppression of the true information.
Deception is indeed a survival-instinct but to the vast majority of people, it still feels unnatural and forced. This along with the strain of additional mental processing causes the body to react abnormally and involuntarily.
These are the indicators of deception. Most are hardly noticeable unless you already know what to look for and especially after determining the subject’s truth baseline.
The guidelines and indicators of deception will be further discussed for practical applications in the real world the continuation of this series.