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    parallel path

    Please make the following in red clear for me.

    Vague questions get you vague answers. They are useless if you're trying to get information, but helpful if you want to take someone down a parallel path to disguise your main point.

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    Re: parallel path

    Please state the source and author of your quotation.

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    Re: parallel path

    Let me quote some more.

    In <<How to Spot a Liar>>, Gregory Hartley explains that certain types of questions serve the purpose of antagonizing or confusing the subject. Among the types are vague questions. He writes, "Vague questions get you vague answers. They are useless if you're trying to get information, but helpful if you want to take someone down a parallel path to disguise your main point: 'When you went to the hotel, did it seem there were a lot of people just hanging out in the lobby?' ..."

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    Re: parallel path

    You don't want the person to know what you're interested in, so you ask questions that will lead there, but by a different route- you don't ask directly about what you want to know, so that they don't know what you're interested in.

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