People hide information from others for a variety of reasons—some are harmless and some are not. The information hidden from us is secret and in many circumstances it can be to our advantage to know that information. Spies and undercover operatives have been successfully getting people to reveal secret information for many years. The techniques that they use to extract information can be applied just as effectively to everyday personal and professional situations. These advanced interpersonal communication skills will give you an unprecedented psychological edge.
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The very topic of secrets carries with it a certain mystique and intrigue in the minds of most people across most cultures.
Secret-keeper: The person or entity that has hidden information; the person or entity is keeping a secret.
A secret-keeper is likely to refuse to answer direct and obvious questions about information that is hidden from us.
In direct elicitation situations, questions to be avoided are ones that result in a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer.
The more you talk when trying to elicit information, the less opportunity there is for the secret-keeper to share the hidden information.
People share their most intimate and private information with people they ‘like.’ The more a secret-keeper likes you, the closer you’ll become to ‘being that person.’