Kinesic Interview & Interrogation | Reaction vs Response | Tip #25

Practical Kinesic Interviewing & Interrogation ®: It’s More Than Just Spotting Deception

Reaction vs. Response – Beyond Just Body Language & Deception


Kinesic Interview & InterrogationThe real key to Practical Kinesic Interview & Interrogation ®  is once the interviewer finds to trouble spots, understand what is the most appropriate ethical tactics that will encourage compliance and cooperation.  Subjects will either “react” or “respond” to the interviewer and their questions and conversation.  The appropriate tactic by the interviewer is important to success of the entire conversation.

Interviewing and Interrogation Tip # 25 of 101 Tips for Interviewer and Interrogators explore the difference between subject reaction and response.

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Subject’s who are “reacting” to the interviewer are exhibiting either emotional or cognitive behaviors that are not conducive to the subject even hearing much less evaluating the interviewer’s efforts and ethical persuasion.  It is only during a “response” behavior that the subject is ready for the conversation to move forward to an outcome that they find acceptable.

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