468: Jack Schafer | Getting People to Reveal the Truth Part Two


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Jack Schafer (@jackschafer) is a retired FBI special agent, current assistant professor at Western Illinois University, and co-author of The Truth Detector: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide for Getting People to Reveal the Truth. [This is part two of a two-part episode. Catch up with part one here!]

What We Discuss with Jack Schafer:

  • Elicitation versus interrogation: why one is usually more effective in extracting truth than the other.
  • How the elicitation techniques used by the FBI to uncover secrets from foreign spies can be applied to buying used cars, negotiating better salaries, and finding out if your teenager is throwing parties when you're out of town.
  • Three friend signals we display when we want to establish rapport and trust with someone we've just met (and might be used against us by con artists and other disreputable types).
  • How presumptive statements can be used to play upon our insecurities and get us to easily reveal truths we'd otherwise keep guarded -- and what we can do to avoid spilling the beans when they're used against us.
  • How to use a third-party perspective to discover what people are really thinking.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/468

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