Lie detector tests, also known as polygraph tests, are widely used to detect deception in a variety of settings, from law enforcement investigations to employment screening. However, there are many rumors and myths about how to trick a lie detector test. The truth is that these tricks don’t work.
Some of the most commonly mentioned tricks include putting a tack in your shoe and pressing down on it, altering your breathing or heart rate, and clenching your anus. However, trained examiners are skilled at detecting these actions and will stop the test if they suspect the person is trying to mislead the results. The report will then state that the person was purposefully not cooperating, which is not a good look for someone attending a voluntary appointment to prove their honesty.
The truth is that innocent people will not try to mislead the examiner and the equipment. Our examiners all go through extensive training to work with the equipment to ensure they are getting the best results for the client. A person may think they only have to fool the equipment, forgetting about the fully trained examiner sat in front of them.
Furthermore, many tests are cancelled due to last minute confessions of truth. Following through with booking a lie detector test can sometimes be enough to make a dishonest person suddenly very honest.
The reality is that the best way to pass a lie detector test is to tell the truth. The equipment and examiners are highly trained to detect deception and trickery, so the best approach is to be honest and open during the test. Attempting to cheat the test will only make matters worse and may even result in legal action if you are caught.
In conclusion, trying to trick a lie detector test is not a good idea. It is much better to be honest and truthful during the test, which will result in a more accurate and reliable result. The truth cannot be hidden for long, and it’s better to face the consequences of the truth than to live with the guilt of deception.