Chapter 6: The Role of Anxiety in Deception
Anyone being interviewed will have some amount of anxiety. It’s important to determine whether someone’s anxiety is simply attached to the interview or the fact that they did something wrong.
Deception by concealment creates little anxiety because the subject is actually telling the truth. Similarly, someone who is being vague or deflecting questions is unlikely to show significant anxiety. It’s usually when someone is falsifying that their anxiety levels increase as they become more vulnerable.