There is a straightforward way to pass a polygraph test, either ‘speak the truth’ or don’t take a polygraph test at all. However, individuals who are either innocent or guilty will often do a significant amount of research into what to do to pass a lie detector test.
In South Africa, we estimate 15% of examinees sitting a polygraph test examination will attempt to cheat which we call ‘countermeasures’. Fortunately, these efforts are very easy to pick up by a trained examiner. The majority would investigate ‘how to pass a polygraph test online and find a confusing degree of false information and never know what would work.
People hate to make blunders. When we make them, we feel terrible about ourselves, and we appear less than competent to the rest of the population. When polygraph examiners make errors, the results can often be somewhat serious, perhaps disastrous, for our examinees. As a result, most testers approach their job in a sober and meticulous state of mind, to prevent those mistakes.
It is not easy to give a polygraph test, even under the best of conditions. It is all the more difficult when an examinee is trying to beat you. Also, there is more and more information available to those examinees.
At Secure Polygraph Solutions, we have skilled professionals with many years of experience conducting the examinations. They take pride in their job and follow the correct procedures to be able to obtain the most accurate results.
All of the independent scientific research tells us that people who read about countermeasures pose no threat to us. No matter what they read, or how much they think they know, accuracy rates are almost the same as they are for people who have never even heard the word countermeasure.