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You Have to be a Wolf to Catch a Wolf,
This review is from: Never Be Lied to Again: How to Get the Truth In 5 Minutes Or Less In Any Conversation Or Situation (Paperback)As with all of David Lieberman's works, "Never Be Lied To Again" contains a genuine element of practicality that makes it highly worth reading. While the strategies contained in this book may not "break" a criminal mastermind during police interrogation, I believe that they can be very effective (if used correctly) when dealing with a person of average intelligence.
Anyone even vaguely familiar with the techniques of interview and interrogation will see many familiar elements in the methods advocated by Lieberman to use against your target. One of the central points that the author makes is that in order to get someone to tell you the truth, you must create an incentive for them to do so. That way, they feel that it is permissible to divulge information which is actually in their best interests to keep hidden. Frequently, this involves you becoming a liar in order to catch a liar. Unfortunate but necessary.
Also noteworthy is the fact that this is a great book for dishonest people to read because it will teach you a lot about strategies that may be used against you in the future... if they haven't already.
As a keen student of human nature, this is one of those useful guides that will stay in my library as a reference tool for years to come.