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What does it feel like to find out the truth?

What does it feel like to find out the truth?

“People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked…The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on…There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.”

- Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged


In this article, we'll hear from Chelsea Petersen, LMFT about what it feels like to learn the truth for the first time, and discuss how to regain confidence in our perception of deceit. Using a truth restoration tool like EyeCanKnow to help us move forward with confidence and clarity.

Why is truth restoration necessary?

Until now, access to professional and credible truth assessment has been restricted to those in law enforcement, with large budgets, military applications or legal mandates. Yet for decades, we’ve relied upon and trusted Polygraph as the gold standard in truth assessment and lie detection, however not only are Polygraph tests traditionally unreliable they are heavily influenced by human factors that can negatively affect  administration, interpretation, and results. 

And in as much as we attempt to maintain an outward appearance of being “put together,” and strive to maintain that imagery, we can also begin to internalize those efforts and begin to use valuable energy and attention keeping those falsehoods alive. This is why truth restoration many times begins internally, within ourselves, to recognize that we need to reclaim our own intuitions, be reminded that we’ve manufactured a working scenario knowing that truth may need to be exposed- yet we march forward.

The truth in and of itself is simply a data point, a piece of information that we need in order to make a decision, and to construct the reality we want, crave, desire, and need. In short, designing our lives around a falsehood at any level is toxic and exhausting. No matter what we need to confirm, shed light on, or change, truth restoration is a deeply personal and healing process no matter the outcome. 

Making the decision to get “unstuck.”

As Chelsea Peterson, LMFT shares with us, finding out the truth can feel light, as if emerging from the darkness, and comes with the feeling of a great burden being lifted.

If there exists a light at the end of the tunnel, then why wouldn’t we make the decision to improve our situation- especially when we may have been experiencing intense intuitive sparks that something might be “off.” 

Listening to your intuition & taking the leap. 

Intuition is an extremely powerful tool- As Marcy Farrell writes in the Harvard Business Review, “This is especially true when the issues at hand are ambiguous or abstract. That’s when the ability to bring in our intuition—finely honed instincts based on expertise, experience, and good judgment—becomes critical to decision making.”

A recent study, which delves into Fascinating Facts About Affairs,  also found that when it comes to predicting Infidelity, experts say that gut instinct is the most powerful indicator, with 85% of women and 50% of men who feel their lover is cheating are correct.

Taking the leap to find the truth can be scary, but rewarding. And taking that step forward can bring a sense of healing and peace back into your life and the lives of those you care about most.

EyeCanKnow specializes in truth restoration through easy to use and discreet lie detection tests that can help you or your loved ones stay accountable and help find out the truth while preserving privacy and dignity.


Common Questions People Ask About EyeCanKnow’s at-home Lie Detection Tests

How long does an EyeCanKnow Lie Detection Test take?

Each test will require approximately 15 minutes to complete and 15 minutes to securely score.

What types of things can I ask?

We are able to test for anything related to Past actions, Behaviors, and Events*.

*EyeCanKnow tests are NOT knowledge-based tests. Actions or behaviors should be concrete and easily defined. Tests should focus on actions or behaviors that are of the most concern.

How quickly will I get my results?

Results are available almost immediately, usually within 15 minutes or less in a secure dashboard.


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