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Inaccurate Truths and Untruthful Accuracies

TalkShop Inaccurate Truths

Confused by the title? Anyone would be especially if their definition of “truth” and “accuracy” were one and the same. It may just be a play of semantics or an outright oxymoron but these two words do have distinct meanings which are commonly interchanged. Don’t worry, even Merriam-Webster can confuse us as it defines “truth” as “being in accord with fact or reality” while it defines “accuracy” as “conformity to a truth, standard, or model.” Many other definitions can apply too but the simplest way to understand the title is by grasping its practical meaning.

Can you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth and still be wrong? Try giving an honest recollection of everything you did last week. Your story may be truthful but is there a chance it’s not completely accurate? Unless you have a photographic memory, chances are there’ll be lapses in your recollection despite your most honest efforts. And that’s fine, it’s normal, but that would make your statement an inaccurate truth.

Inaccurate truths are also popular among schizophrenics and psychopaths. They sincerely believe in what they imagine to be true which is why lie detectors and body language experts have difficulties drawing out accurate information from them. In these scenarios, analyzing the hard facts give investigators a better chance of solving the case as opposed to interrogating the suspects. This process of deductive reasoning based on hard facts is called Critical Analysis.

Can you accurately answer a question without telling the truth? If you consider omission of the truth to be a lie then untruthful accuracy is a common practice among people. When a wife asks his husband why he came home last night, he could say it’s because he went out with his friends and be completely accurate. However, withholding the fact that he and his friends went to a strip bar that night, makes his statement seemingly untruthful. After all, half the truth is as good as a lie.

Untruthful accuracies give people an excuse to justify half-truths but doesn’t necessarily get rid of the underlying guilt from lying. This is where lie detection comes in handy to highlight points of interest where people might be withholding relevant information that could solve the case. Statement Analysis and Body Language Profiling are just some of the many tools that can be used to identify untruthful accuracies.

Originally, Critical Analysis, Statement Analysis, and Body Language Profiling were tools used to help investigators solve crimes. But nowadays, lies and deception have become rampant in day-to-day situations, especially in the corporate world. Because of this, the tools that were once exclusive to police work and military applications are now needed by corporate professionals also. From interviewing applicants to negotiating with businessmen, deception detection can be a useful tool for finding the accurate truth.

You don’t have to be an expert in crime scene investigation to learn the tools too. TalkShop offers a wide range of deception detection programs such as Body Language Profiling, Statement Analysis, Targeted Selection, and Advanced Negotiation. There’s no longer a need to be confused by inaccurate truths and untruthful accuracies. Enroll in TalkShop now and find the accurate truth.

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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication finished her bachelor degree in Literature, masters in Entrepreneurship, and doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN, and Google+

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