The trick to discovering the truth when people display psychopathic behavior (chronic lying and manipulation) is simple, and yet often overlooked: YES or NO questions. If you continue a line of YES/NO questioning until you reach a solid literal conclusion as to what you are trying to find out, the person is trapped. Either they have to admit what you want to find out, or they endlessly derail and misdirect the conversation until the subject changes, which is a blatant refusal to answer you and a sign they are lying (and don’t respect you enough to cease their manipulation attempts). Try it sometime – insist on a purely YES/NO answer, with no ‘bullshit’, just the simple reply, and just keep peppering someone with questions. Shockingly effective, in my experience.
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Catch a Liar with the This/That Trap [Lying]