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Former CIA lie detector puts our fibbing skills to the test

Susan M Carnicero knows a thing or two about lying. Watch our conversation with her at the recent New Model Adviser conference and awards, and see if you can spot one of our people lying to her!

Trying to lie my way past a former CIA specialist is not one of the tasks I had ever expected to be landed with when I began my career at New Model Adviser®.

But that is exactly what happened when I sat down with Susan M. Carnicero, who helped to found behavioural analysis firm QVerity following her time in 'the organisation.'

She asked me some basic questions about my life - such as what my first job was - and it was my job to try and deceive her. You will see in the video I did have some success, but she was absolutely hot on my heels.

People use some pretty basic and consistent methods to lie, and I was absolutely no different. 

Heaping lies on top of lies to create a convincing picture, being unnecessarily specific about largely irrelevant things, and using bits of the truth to flesh out a flimsy fib were all traps I fell into. 

The lesson is this: if you think you are being really smart, you are not. So just tell the truth!

Check out the final batch of pictures from our conference here. 

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