Dec 8, 2022
Recognizing red flags is helpful within personal relationships, but it can also help investigators unravel complex crimes. Chris S. Simmons, the author of Castro’s Nemesis, is extremely familiar with these behavioral analyses. He talks about discovering a subject that happened to be someone he already worked with—which was a surreal experience. Tune in for fascinating glimpses inside the mind of a spy, and be sure to check out Chris’s book linked below.
-After three years of working with a few puzzle pieces, they narrowed it down to 10,000 people in the US working in an intelligence community. From there, they narrowed it down to 50 people, and three weeks later they found their subject
-Chris describes finding the subject surreal, especially because they knew her personally
-A big life lesson Chris learned was to follow people’s actions and behaviors rather than their words
-If you’re leading a double life, they will eventually coincide
-How do you train people to recognize red flags? To train people, Chris commonly sends people to restaurants or other public places to try and read the people in the environment and their situations
-We are emotional creatures. Every decision you will make in life is based on emotion, but we use logic to reinforce that we made the right decision.
-Considering our personal biases, you have a 50% chance of gauging someone’s body language correctly