To all you writers and fans of detective and police dramas, I’m going to share a secret: liars don’t act at all like they do on TV dramas. Importantly, cops don’t interview the way they do on TV either.
Trained deception detectors (I’m self-trained) look for various behaviors, “tells,” that point to lies. It’s subtle and can be done by anyone. For instance, read the two sentences below and tell me which one was said by the (fictional) liar:
“I didn’t touch her.”
“Let me be clear, I did not touch that woman, ever.”
It’s kind of obvious to you, isn’t it? Watch the video and find out more and why. (Nope, I’m not going to tell you the answer; you have to watch the video.) If you like this stuff, look out for Jeanne Dark when I finish writing it. 🙂