Detecting Deception at Home

IMG_0872Having Bridget and I both being proficient with detecting deception (and also both FACS certified) keeps our kids honest! We have 3 kids living at home: Callan, Alex and Caitlin. The kids are much more likely to be honest straight away (what everyone encourages of course, however often the natural tendency would be to either flat out deny or blame someone else). If a lie does come out, it doesn’t tend to last long before being uncovered.

It has taken me a long time to be able to switch off seeing “everything” at home, with a general rule at home that Bridget & I try not to analyse each other. I’m not talking about deception, rather the micro expressions, body language and voice cues that alert me that there is a variance from the normal baseline. I find that for the most part I can switch off, however sometimes I find it really challenging to notice a subtle mood change with Bridget and not say anything. 


About Stu Dunn

I have three major professional areas in my life: Team Dunn Real Estate (Harcourts Real Estate with my beautiful wife Bridget), SDL (Behavioural Science Consulting) and Qian Li Dao Academy NZ (Wing Chun Kung Fu). Stu & Bridget Dunn Real Estate: Providing awesome service and results through our approachable, professional and effective real estate services. SDL: SDL helps our clients to understand non-verbal communication and to avoid deception. We do this by providing online courses, training and specialist advice in areas of behaviour, emotional analysis and detecting deception. Both my wife Bridget and I are also FACS certified. I have also written an International Best Seller, True Lies; A Guide To Reading Faces, Interpreting Body Language & Detecting Deception In The Real World., & Qian Li Dao Academy NZ (Wing Chun Kung Fu): The Wing Chun System, known for its incredible speed, powerful straight punches & Chi Sao (contact reflex training), relies on angling & body mechanics rather than brute force.
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2 Responses to Detecting Deception at Home

  1. How do I get FACS certified?

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