How to Spot a Liar, Revised Edition: Why People Don't Tell the Truth...and How You Can Catch Them / Edition 2

How to Spot a Liar, Revised Edition: Why People Don't Tell the Truth...and How You Can Catch Them / Edition 2

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How to Spot a Liar, Revised Edition: Why People Don't Tell the Truth...and How You Can Catch Them / Edition 2

Ever caught a spouse, business partner, parent, boss, or child brazenly lying? What if you could tell someone was lying, just by listening and observing? Let decorated military interrogator Gregory Hartley show you how to do it.

How to Spot a Liar was the first book to give you the tools to figure out what's really going on--to gain the upper hand in salary negotiation, move a prospective client toward the outcome you desire, or find out why you need to end a business or personal relationship.

This newly revised edition delves deeper into how and why people lie. In it, the authors respond directly to reader requests for more details on reading and using body language to your advantage.

Who needs How to Spot a Liar? Anyone with a cheating spouse or manipulative boss. Anyone conducting job interviews or cold-calling prospective customers. Anyone who has teenagers at home or works on Capitol Hill. Anyone whose success and happiness depends on clear communication with others. And anyone who wants to become just a bit more inscrutable, in business, in life...even at the poker table!

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ISBN-13: 9781601632203
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 07/22/2012
Edition description: Second Edition,Revised
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 498,177
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Gregory Hartley's expertise as an interrogator first earned him honors with the United States Army. More recently, it has drawn organizations such as the Navy SEALS and national TV to seek his insights about "how to" as well as "why." Greg has an illustrious military record, including earning the prestigious Knowlton Award, which recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to the promotion of Army Intelligence. Greg has provided expert interrogation analysis for all major networks and many cable television channels, as well as NPR. He has been featured on many drive-time radios shows, morning television, and prime print media such as The Washington Post, US Weekly, and Newsday.

Maryann Karinch is the author of 10 books, most of which address human behavior. Her corporate background includes senior communications positions with technology companies. Maryann and Gregory are coauthors of How to Spot a Liar and I Can Read You Like a Book.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why You Need This Book 9

Section I Context

Chapter 1 Where Do These Techniques Come From? 13

Chapter 2 Why and How Do People Lie? 37

Chapter 3 Are Men and Women (and Children) Different? 73

Section II Tools

Chapter 4 Planning and Preparation 93

Chapter 5 Baselining to Detect and Apply Stress 121

Chapter 6 Extracting Information 143

Chapter 7 Digging Out the Truth 159

Section III Applying the Tools in Love

Chapter 8 Discovery 189

Chapter 9 Change the Way You Fight 197

Chapter 10 Are You in Love or Captivity? 205

Section IV Applying the Tools to Business

Chapter 11 Getting the Upper Hand in a Meeting 213

Chapter 12 Direct the Interview 225

Chapter 13 Close the Deal 239

Section V Self-Defense

Chapter 14 How to Avoid Falling for These Techniques 251

Conclusion 267

Glossary 269

Bibliography 273

Index 275

About the Authors 281

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How to Spot a Liar, Revised Edition: Why People Don't Tell the Truth...and How You Can Catch Them 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My personal recommendation: Buy the book, but plan to high-light, backtrack and re-read the pages in order to get the most use out of it. Gregory Hartley and Maryann Karinch take us through the journey of discovering a lie in "How to Spot a Liar". While the book contains a lot of useful information that can be studied to improve lie detection, those tools are buried within text that muddles the meat. The authors routinely use examples from personal experience, but they fail to establish each scene well enough to provide a common context of understanding with the reader. The examples are so frequently used and reused through the book, that they become tiresome, and one begins to wonder if the book was meant to be read only by those people who are part of the example so that they can learn from their mistakes. The first several chapters left me feeling as though I was not going to learn anything of interest at all. The authors do get to technique however, and you will find yourself paging back through the other chapters to re-read things that you previously overlooked or that you assumed they would cover in more detail later. I assume that the authors are classroom educators and not writers, because, while they clearly know the science and the art, they lack the ability to communicate it clearly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago