Quite simple book that touches on NLP, hypnotism, mind washing & deception, doesn’t live up to the title.
With deception there tend to be different motivations; partner focused motives, self-focused motives, and relationship focused motives.
To detect deception is difficult, unless they slip up with a blatant lie. If someone poses a question and the person is not willing to answer it directly, instead using some form
of disturbance, has a poor structure of logic, repeats words a lot and uses less time talking for that particular question, they are most likely lying.
Deception has three components; camouflage (hide the truth so that the subject will not realize that they are missing the information), disguise (harmful, hiding the true nature of what is going on by changing their persona to trick and deceive) and simulation (showing false information). Distraction is another component to deception but generally is not long lasting.
Brainwashing works to convince the subject to change their whole identity with the use of isolation, shaming, and eventually offering a way to feel better that conforms to the new desired identity.
Manipulation and deception will alter the current thought process of the subject using subterfuge as a primary tactic. This differs from persuasion which involves influencing a person’s beliefs, attitudes, intentions, motivations or behaviors.