The Polygraph Examination

Remember Your Childhood?

I am sure that at some time in your childhood that you lied to your mother or father about something that you had done which you should not have done. Such instances bring back memories of looking your parents in the eye and denying that act. While you were calm on the outside, your heart was racing, your palms were sweating, and your stomach turned upside down.

As an adult, the very same things take place. We never seem to lose these involuntary responses to a situation in which we must protect ourselves by lying. The polygraph simply records the presence or absence of such responses and records them on a moving graph.

The polygraph examiner is a highly trained professional who can determine, with a high degree of reliability, when the graphs your body produces indicate you are telling the whole truth. After all, just who do you think knows more about you then anyone else? Naturally, the answer is you. In this respect the polygraph examination is your own evaluation of your truth. If you believe that whatever you may have done is so horrendous that you cannot be completely truthful about it and say “no” during the polygraph, it will show up as an emotional response.