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Should You Ask For Your Result
May 22nd, 2008 at 1:16am
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I was wondering, after my polygraph exam, should you ask for your results or just say thank you and leave.  Will asking for your result make your examiner think that you haven't been honest?  How would you go about finding out?  Thanks, The Doctor.
  
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Re: Should You Ask For Your Result
Reply #1 - May 22nd, 2008 at 9:33am
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In general, it's not a good idea to ask the polygrapher whether or not you passed. If the polygrapher doesn't tell you outright whether or not you passed, it's probably because he doesn't want to. Upon asking, "How did I do?" an examinee may receive the trite non-answer, "You know how you did." Note that some polygraphers may interpret an examinee's asking the question as a sign of deception, and it could conceivably help tilt the balance if it's a close call.
  

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Re: Should You Ask For Your Result
Reply #2 - May 22nd, 2008 at 3:14pm
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Dr_Shakalu wrote on May 22nd, 2008 at 1:16am:
I was wondering, after my polygraph exam, should you ask for your results or just say thank you and leave.  Will asking for your result make your examiner think that you haven't been honest?  How would you go about finding out?  Thanks, The Doctor.


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if it is within their policy to tell you, they will.  If you do not pass, they "should" give you an opportunity to explain; however, not all departments or agencies do that. 

I personally do not see an examinee asking how they did as a sign of anything.  You come in for a test, it would be natural to want to know how you did.  George's response is not uncommon.  Some will respond in such a manner, some will not.  Again, it depends.

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