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Deceptive people can flood you with truthful answers and make you believe that they are good people.
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A deceptive person will talk around the issue without actually answering the initial question.
Listen and search for the direct denial of an accusation.
A guilty person will try to qualify the situation by saying words like “not really” or “not for the most part.”
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The story of Joe Papp, an Olympic cyclist falls into this category. Papp consulted his physician, who wrote Papp a prescription for erythropoietin (EPO), a cancer treatment that increases the production of red blood cells. Papp injected himself, but also imported and distributed EPO to his team and to other teams. This essentially made him a drug dealer.
People that are required to put their signature at the top of a document instead of the bottom are more likely to provide truthful information.
They are confirming that the information they’re about to provide is true before they have a chance to falsify it.