I know a common adage is “be truthfully honest” to the polygrapher, but I see many people post here who had bad experiences disclosing information to the polygrapher before/during it begun, and results in an unfavorable outcome.
Isn’t that the whole purpose of the polygraph? To get more clarified information for better or worse?
I’m up for a full-scope poly, so granted alot of things will be fair game for questioning, I don’t have the cleanest past, and I’ve unconsciously been doing a bunch of soul searching for sins I’ve done that aren’t specifically covered in the SF86 or I’ve potentially forgot.
How would I approach this if I genuinely remembered something of interest that I forgot or did not believe is substantial during/before the polygraph? Is there any benefit of the doubt given to the applicant?
The way most people describe the polygraph examination is an interview where you must stick to your guns and personal narrative at all costs, and any deviation, giving ground, or admission whether in good faith or bad, is harshly punished.
Is there a pre-interview stage before the poly where you are allowed to ask further clarifications or potential admissions, and the polygrapher can update your SF86/BI info? Or is all of that gone once you hit the polygraph room?
Any feedback is welcome, especially for my inexperienced mind.