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Nothing But the Truth by Maryann Karinch

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7 Applying the Skills to PeopleWho Want to Tell the Truth

And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.

—John 8:32, the Bible verse etched into thewall of the Central Intelligence Agency’soriginal building’s main lobby; it’s meant tocharacterize the CIA mission in a free society

Even people who want to tell the truth may have problems with the accuracy of their memory. Memory distortions can and do occur, and some of them can be considered run-of-the-mill slips. In other cases, there are either physiological issues at play or circumstantial evidence giving rise to misinterpretation of what occurred or has been said. Interpersonal skills and disciplined information analysis will both help you move toward the truth.

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