Weird Observation

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  1. Paul in Colorado

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    A couple of days ago I was making dinner and the TV news was on in the other room. A local woman and her two daughters disappeared. Her husband came on asking for anyone with any information to come forward. The sound was kind of low and I couldn't really hear what he said, but his body language was saying something different. I even mentioned it to my land lady when she said how scary it was that there was someone out there would abduct a woman and her daughters.

    This morning they arrested the husband.

    It freaked me out a little bit. I don't claim to be psychic or even that good of an observer, but his words and facial expressions just weren't lining up. I guess I wasn't the only one who noticed.
     
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    It's always the husband that did it. Nobody has butlers anymore.
     
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    Unbelievably sad.
     
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    the number one killer of women is men, and all too often it is the husband..
     
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  5. strat a various

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    Guilty people are always either talky and repeat themselves a lot, or refuse to say anything and look more nervous than crazy. Agents are like that, "Country gig? Naw, naw, they told me it was a lounge gig, yeah, yeah, that right ... a real nice lounge, yeah."
     
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    Funny, I thought the same thing when I saw him on tv, but they said he wasn't a suspect, he was at work. and I thought to my self: they always think it's him so I'm biased... How do you do something to your kids?
     
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    I examine a lot of people in connection with fraud

    Some people are just stressed in examination and seem like they are lying

    Some people just lie without thought and there is no evidence in their demeanour that you can trace

    People's subconscious is generally good at detecting phoneys, they just don't know it
     
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    Mental illness.
     
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  9. strat a various

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    Psychopaths lie naturally, but they always tip you off with the impatience. They tent to be impatient ... that's why Columbo prattles on endlessly about mundane things, and then asks just one more question ... and then, just one more thing. It tries their patience, and that's when they slip up. Very clever of the writers to make that a tenet of Columbo's investigative style.
     
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    I like to watch these kinds of people with the sound off. No question, their body language can tell so much.
     
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    Oh, brother!
     
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    I don't know if it has any application in the real world, but I always notice that, at some point, the guilty person always explains the crime to Columbo. they tell him how it could have happened, showing Columbo that they have given it a lot of thought. too much thought.
     
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    Again - clever writing on the show's part.

    It really is one of the best detective shows.
     
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    Good observation. I hadn’t thought of that. I saw the husband on tv and my wife and I both thought something wasn’t right with him. The friends being interviewed were more emotional than the husband. My wife and I kept asking ourselves how someone could do that to their spouse and kids. I never considered mental illness. This is a horrible situation.
     
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    It's pretty amazing how much behavioral science / body language experts can deduce, not from what someone says but how they say it, and what their arms/legs/eyes etc are doing.

    “Lie to Me” was a great drama series plotted around using behavioral science to solve crimes: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0044I6BQ6/?tag=tdpri-20
    Still available on Amazon I believe. Very engrossing plots, excellent cast.
     
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  16. strat a various

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    I think that part is just narrative exposition, a storyteller's tool. But the relentless interruptions and questions ... I've seem people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder succumb to that in real life. Sociopaths hate to be interrogated or second-guessed. They implode.
     
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    Columbo is a straight rip off of Crime and Punishment by Doestoevsky

    The writers admit it

    The murder is never a mystery, the story is the psychological chess between Raskolnikov and Pyotrovich
     
  18. strat a various

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    They admitted it because otherwise Columbo would start with the questions, "Just one more thing, sir ... if you don't mind."
     
  19. boris bubbanov

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    Maybe so.

    Only Russians would be dumb enough to drive a Peugeot convertible. For what you spent on spare parts and repairs, you could have a Cadillac.

    I mean, look at this piece des ordures:

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  20. Joe Sailor

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    “Lie to Me” was a great show. They always threw in clips of famous people, most often politicians, exhibiting questionable body language, just like Paul picked up on.
    I saw that this killer spent a few nights after the murders at a neighbors and they were very freaked out that they let him into their home.

    Better call Paul.
     
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