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16 signs someone is hiding the truth.ppt


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Ever get the feeling someone was holding out on you? Here's how to tell if you're not getting the full story...

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16 signs someone is hiding the truth.ppt

  2. 2. #1An overly positive affect.
  3. 3. #2Excessive flattery.
  4. 4. #3No data or facts given, even when pressed.
  5. 5. #4Shifting the discussion away from certain topics.
  6. 6. #5Limiting responses; makingyou ask the same question multiple times.
  7. 7. #6Sustained nervousness.
  8. 8. #7Dismissing others’ concerns.
  9. 9. #8Showing indignation at probing questions.
  10. 10. #9An inconsistent story.
  11. 11. #10Using complicated language or jargon to a fault.
  12. 12. #11 Redirecting; refusing toanswer a direct question.
  13. 13. #12Appearing on the verge of “telling you something.”
  14. 14. #13Offering a political tradein response to a factual question.
  15. 15. #14 Dismissing importantquestions as “formalities.”
  16. 16. #15 Combining domineeringbody language & tone with ingratiating language.
  17. 17. #16Making you feel guilty for asking a question.
  18. 18. Once is nothing. Twice, a coincidence.See a behavior 3 times, you have a pattern.
  19. 19. What to do if you thinksomeone is holding back•  Listen attentively and take notes during the conversation•  Watch attentively and take notes about things that catch your eye—nervous tics, sighs, flashes of frustration, etc.•  Have an agenda for the conversation, but let the conversation flow.•  Take a time out, and/or move the conversation to a different, more neutral setting.•  Maintain mild pressure and a sense of urgency.•  Be upfront about your doubts.•  Take ownership of your doubts but be firm in your requests for what you need to “get over it.”
  20. 20. Make sure you are dealingwith a situational behaviorand not a personality quirk.
  21. 21. prepared by Jason