Michael J. Franklin
Let‘s look at it this way, most of the time we're just trying tobe thoughtful. If your wife, girlfriend or partner asks if youenjoyed a dinner she cooked, most husbands, boyfriends andpartners who know what's good for them…say, "It was verygood!" It’s these "false positive" lies that are delivered 10 to20 times more often than the truth that the meal sucked.Another study indicted that men and women tend to lie withequal frequency, though women are more likely to lie to makeother people feel a good, while men tend to lie to makethemselves look better.We lie less frequently to the people that are closest to us.So, the burning question is:
How to know when someone's trying to sell you a can of freshmountain air?
Traditional polygraph tests have been around since the early 1900s. The technique uses sensors todetect fluctuations in blood pressure, pulse, respiration in response to direct questions. There arefundamentally two problems with polygraphs: one, they only work about 80 per cent of the time,two and most importantly, it's not like you’re going to carry all that hardware to a meeting or to a