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How can I make sure that I stay calm during my polygraph test with the police department?

Took the test before and it came back inconclusive, I was extremely nervous. and told the truth. The first part, I did well, but the examiner said on the 2nd and 3rd I just bumb out, even simple questions such as my name. Please give me some advice to just stay calm, test is nov. 17, 2010.

Asked By: - 11/15/2010
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Polygraphs are most likely to give false positives to the most honest people as they are more likely get nervous and embarrassed about intrusive and offensive questions about their past... More
Answered By: joshuacharlesmorris - 11/16/2010
Additional Answers (5)
Think of something relaxing. Think of being able to Taser ANYONE you want to. Feels good, doesn't it?
Answered By: Kevin Parker - 11/15/2010
 
Take deep breaths, it helps, more oxygen to the brain.
Answered By: Pfo - 11/15/2010
 
Tell the truth. Simple enough. The polygraph will not make you lie, it only detects difference is your physical reactions when you do lie. The "fight or flight" responses... More
Answered By: Randy B - 11/15/2010
 
The best way is to be nervous even when answering questions like your name, deliberately cultivate feelings of anxiety, that will make the baseline high enough that the answers will not look much different if at all different whether you lie or not.
Answered By: Chris - 11/15/2010
 
For one thing, if you are nervous, say so. And if you are nervous about something other than the crime, say so... More
Answered By: The First Dragon - 11/15/2010
 
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