Deception definitions

Below are the Deception model taxonomy events that are featured in the Deception Dashboard:

  • Detour: When an executive conducts deception by referral in lieu of a direct response.
  • Euphemism: When an executive makes statements that are overly optimistic or downplays issues.
  • Evasive: When an executive gives non-committal responses, claims to not know the answer, or suggests there's no available answer.
  • False Denial: When an executive makes accusatory statements about their innocence or denies that an event happened.
  • Hostility: When an executive makes an overly hostile statement.
  • Negative Cliché: When an executive uses negative phrases that are overused and betray lack of original thought.
  • Refusal: When an executive refuses to answer a question.
  • Selective Memory: When an executive claims to not be able to remember information.
  • Stall Tactic: When an executive uses statements to stall in lieu of providing a direct response, which is followed by additional deception.
  • Vague Commentary: When an executive makes negative financial statements without specific data points.