|I was minding my own business, out for a swim...|
Deception defined in context:
Most deception (90% +) is by the means of deliberately leaving out information. We find in analyzing statements that a deceptive statement is often 100% technically truthful, sentence by sentence. This is why Content Analysis is so useful: even a liar will guide us to the truth.
This is a report of an altercation being investigated by police.
Question for Analysis: Is this reliable or is there information missing from it?
Remember, when two people give an account of what happened, the perspectives are different.
Deception is deliberate.
This means the one who is deceptive is deliberately (willfully) withholding (or changing) information in order to alter the recipient's perception of what happened.
This can be within content, but we also look at what the words reveal about the subject. This is called the "Pscyho-linguistic Profile" which reveals:
1. The subject's background
2. The subject's experiences in life
3. The subject's motive from priority (priorities)
4. The subject's personality traits.
In profiling, the greater the same, the more information we have.
The subject is a 40-year-old woman who was waiting for a car parking space when a man approached her vehicle.
Posting anonymously, she wrote the following:
“I was waiting for his parking space and was minding my own business.
I heard shouting and slamming of doors and thought nothing of it.
It wasn't until I had my full attention on him.
I was shocked he had been talking to me as I caught the tail end when he said "you're all disgusting!”.
He obviously saw a Muslim lady with a headscarf sat there and thought he could intimidate me
His wife or partner was so embarrassed she couldn’t look at me,
everyone else in the car park were looking at us so must’ve heard what he was shouting too.
The irony is that just before this incident I was watching and partaking in a two-minute silence at 11 as I watched crying as it aired live on the BBC.
I am angry too just as you are.
I would like to remind people that we are Muslim and not terrorists.
All I wanted to do was do a food shop.
I am not the victim here, the tragedy that unfolded before our eyes were the victims.
Their families, friends and loved ones are all the victims and we need to come together,
let’s not let them divide our close community. Educate yourself.”