Unintentional distortion of words or behavior is common. It must be considered before the individual’s behaviors are understood and placed into perspective prior to the examiner concluding that deliberate deception has taken place. Nondeliberate distortion can be analyzed in terms of (the reporting person, the reported event, and evaluation methods.
Some people even fake symptoms in others, for example, in Munchausen by proxy. In all of these situations, a reality exists separate from the faking. This reality is called “ground truth.”
Deception manifests itself in the ways the deceiver attempts to fool others within a certain context.. Unfortunately for the deceiver, deliberate deception takes energy, thought, and often- times reveals inconsistency. This can be uncovered with diligence and method.