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For most interviewers, their concept of interrogation is
that all they
have to do is present the facts and the subject will just
under the weight of proof. Interrogation is a little more
than making a good argument that a person is deceptive.
It is a
back and forth battle of persuasion and decision-making.
The battle of persuasion goes both ways. On one side, by
deception, your subject is trying to get you to change your
view that they may be responsible for some inappropriate
behavior. The more persuasive and convincing the better
chance the subject has at getting away with their deception.
the other side, you as the interviewer are trying to persuade
individual that their attempt at deception is not being
and therefore they must accept your evidence of proof and
their position on the issue.
The interviewer needs to remember however, that the main
a person chooses to lie is for some perceived personal benefits
or to avoid some type of punishment. A person will also
for the very same reasons - they will confess when they
will be beneficial to them. They are not just confessing
the proof is there although that is part of the equation.
it. The only time you change your mind about a previous
you have made is when someone or something has overwhelming
convinced you or persuaded you to believe that the new position,
point of view or decision is far better than the previous
job you do as an interviewer convincing your subject of
distinct differences between those two points the easier
make it for your subject to change rejection to admission
Don't totally focus your efforts on just getting a subject
Persuade them that admitting to the truth is far more acceptable
and advantageous for them than sticking to their deception.
Stan B. Walters "The Lie Guy®"