Secret Intelligence Service


The Art of Spying

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(C-I) Unit. London

update : 23 08 2019


The Brightest Dreams – REM Sleep :

During sleep, a person alternately alternates between two main phases : slow and fast sleep, and at the beginning of sleep the duration of the slow phase prevails, and before waking up – the duration of REM sleep increases. In a healthy person, sleep begins with the first stage of slow sleep (Non-REM sleep), which lasts 5-10 minutes. Then comes the 2nd stage, which lasts about 20 minutes. Another 30-45 minutes falls on a period of 3-4 stages. After that, the sleeper again returns to the 2nd stage of slow sleep, after which the first episode of REM sleep occurs, which has a short duration of about 5 minutes. This whole sequence is called a loop. The first cycle has a duration of 90-100 minutes. Then the cycles are repeated, while the proportion of slow sleep decreases and the proportion of fast sleep (REM sleep) gradually increases, the last episode of which in some cases can reach 1 hour. On average, with full healthy sleep, there are five complete cycles.

Slow sleep

Slow sleep also has its stages.

The first stage : The alpha rhythm decreases and low-amplitude slow theta and delta waves appear. Behavior: drowsiness with half asleep dreams and dreamlike hallucinations. In this stage, ideas can be intuitively appearing that contribute to the successful solution of a problem.

The second stage : At this stage, the so-called ‘sleepy spindles’ appear – sigma rhythm, which is a frequent alpha rhythm (12-14-20 Hz). With the advent of ‘sleepy spindles,’ the consciousness is turned off; it is easy to wake up the person in the pauses between the spindles (and they occur about 2-5 times per minute). Thresholds of perception increase. The most sensitive analyser is the auditory (the mother wakes up to the cry of the child, each person wakes up to the naming of her name).

Third stage : It is characterised by all the features of the second stage, including the presence of ‘sleepy spindles’, to which slow high-amplitude delta oscillations (2 Hz) are added.

The third and fourth stages are often combined under the name of delta sleep. At this time it is very difficult to wake a person; 80% of dreams occur, and it is at this stage that sleepwalking and nightmares are possible, but the person remembers almost none of this. The first four slow-wave sleep stages normally occupy 75–80% of the entire sleep period.

It is believed that slow sleep is associated with the restoration of energy consumption.

Fast sleep

Rapid sleep (paradoxical sleep, the stage of rapid eye movements, or abbreviated BDG sleep, REM sleep) is the fifth sleep stage. EEG: rapid fluctuations in electrical activity, close in value to beta waves. This is reminiscent of waking state. At the same time (and this is paradoxical!), At this stage a person is in complete immobility, due to a sharp drop in muscle tone. However, the eyeballs very often and periodically make quick movements under closed eyelids. There is a clear connection between REM and dreams. If at this time to wake the sleeper, then in 90% of cases you can hear the story of a bright dream.

The sleep phase from cycle to cycle is extended, and the depth of sleep decreases. Fast sleep is more difficult to interrupt than a slow one, although it is fast sleep that is closer to the waking threshold. Interrupting REM sleep causes more severe mental impairments compared to REM sleep disorders. Some of the interrupted fast sleep should be replenished in the following cycles.

It is assumed that fast sleep provides psychological protection functions, processing information, its exchange between the conscious and subconscious.

Blind from birth dreams and feelings, they have no BDG.


(I) Women are much easier than men to change their plans, make adjustments, sometimes very significant, up to the rapid adoption of a completely opposite plan of action.

(II) Women are less persistent than men in the implementation of their strategic plans.

(III) Women are less restrained in the manifestations of emotions, more men tend to show their emotions to others.

(IV) When a person or a situation is perceived and evaluated, the woman is inclined to perceive the situation and the particular person in detail, unlike a man who perceives the person and the situation holistically.

(V) In women, the specific-figurative nature of thinking prevails, in men, abstract-logical thinking is more developed.

(VI) Women’s self-esteem is associated primarily with the marital status of women, while men’s self-esteem is directly dependent on his professional achievements.

(VII) Women are extremely easy compared to men switch from thoughts to feelings, for men it is difficult.

(VIII) Women are much faster than men make decisions.

(IX) Women have a very high mental infection, the ability to succumb to a general emotional state.

(X) Women are often inclined to see small problems as big, dramatising minor events; men are able to simply ignore such events.

(XI) In emotional stress, women tend to choose a behavior strategy according to the principle “the worse, the better.”

(XII) In reasoning, women often skip logical links. With little characteristic of male reasoning.

(XIII) Women love to improve and perfect everything.

(XIV) Women feel more confident in the men’s team, love male leaders and have the gift of persuasion in the male environment. A woman usually believes that a conflict with a female leader cannot be resolved.

(XV)  Women are sharper than men compete with each other because of wages.

(XVI) Women love to study more than men.

(XVII) Women, unlike men, do not always know their goal, and this often results in dissatisfaction, internal anxiety. Typically female phrases ‘I don’t know what I want’, ‘I want something like that, but I don’t understand what.’

(XVIII) A woman more than a man needs to communicate.

(XIX) Women assert themselves through relationships, the most important element of which is always communication; the man asserts himself through his professional activities.

(XX) Women love to consult with men. Men, on the other hand, have no desire to consult with women.

(XXI) A woman easily turns to various people, including her superiors, with requests and questions, since she perceives her question as a means to get information.

(XXII) Women in the process of communication are mainly for the manner, tone, style of communication.

(XXIII) For women, the fact of the conversation is more important than its effectiveness.

(XXIV) When a woman complains about something, she awaits, above all, sympathy for her.

(XXV) When women discuss a problem in their circle, they do it in a circle, returning to it again and again.

(XXVI) Women ask a lot of specific questions in order to show their participation and interest; the man usually avoids asking questions, respecting the independence of the interlocutor.

(XXVII) If a man gives advice to a complaining woman what to do, she sees it as a lack of sympathy.

(XXVIII) A woman is much easier than a man to say “I don’t know.”

(XXIX) Women are usually better than men are able to explain.

(XXX) Women participate more actively in private conversations, while men perform in public.

(XXXI) A woman is an active, interested listener.

(XXXII) Speaking with public messages, arguing something, women more often than men use examples from their personal lives and the lives of their friends.

(XXXIII) Women love details and details.

(XXXIV) A woman’s communicative goal is to establish and maintain relationships, so she is prone to compromise, seeking consent, reconciliation.

(XXXV) A woman receives a significant amount of information in the process of communication non-verbally, that is why it is so important for her to be close to her companion.

(XXXVI) Women sit closer to each other than men, look in the eyes of the other person. Men do not like to look their interlocutor in the eyes and usually do not sit close, try to sit at an angle to the interlocutor.

(XXXVII) Women are easier for men to take criticism in his address. This is due to the fact that the woman is accustomed to improve everything, so she is attentive to ideas aimed at improving the situation.

(XXXVIII) Communication in the women’s team often becomes conflicting in nature, rather than communication in the men’s team.

(XXXXIX) Women’s speech is more than male, as a third of the time a woman gathers her thoughts and restores the interrupted course of the conversation.

(XL) Women have a habit of “thinking out loud.”

(XLI) At the end of a phrase, a woman often raises intonation. Which often makes her statement look like a question or complaint.

(XLII) A woman often turns to the interlocutor in conversation. Calling him by name whether name and patronymic.

(XLIII) A woman is inclined more often than a man to comment on the words of those people whose opinions she recounts.

(XLIV) A woman in comparison with a man puts forward in a conversation 3 times more ideas.

(XLV) A woman utters more exclamation sentences than a man.

(XLVI) ​​In the speech of a woman, more than men use their own names, pronouns, adjectives.

(XLVII) A typical feature of female communication is the habit of starting a conversation with details, and not with the main thing.

(XLVIII) Women better understand and perceive oral information.

(XLIX) Women better than men understand the subtext.

(L) In a conversation with a man, women tend to dramatize the emerging differences of opinion, regarding them as tiffs. Men, as a rule, do not think so at all.

(LI) Women are more touchy in conversation than men.

The next time when you happen to fall into despair or rebel because of the behaviour of a person of the opposite sex, take a few minutes to reflect on what we discussed here. Remembering how men and women differ from each other, and that this order of things is natural, you will be able to free yourself from excessive suspicion and be imbued with a deep understanding, respect for people.


Social networks have flooded minds, brains, homes and hearts. The social network has collected many sources of useful information, ranging from news to masterpieces of world cinema and highly specialised knowledge. We are starting to replace the real life with a virtual one, and this is sad – but highly useful to us too.

In social networks, many violations in the lives of ordinary citizens begin to show up, depression and ego are seen, by the actions of people one can understand what concerns him, worries, or what he seeks to achieve in life. All secret becomes clear.

Consider an example when a person often changes the avatar. For those who do not know; avatar – a photograph of a person on the main page, or a picture that he associates with him/herself.

Avatar change has become almost a ritual for many girls, like choosing a dress for a festive occasion. Of course, I want to show myself beautiful from all sides, and there is nothing wrong with that.

But the fact of changing avatars several times in a short period is, firstly, alarming, and, secondly, it makes others smile.

Let’s see why a person often changes avatar.

The first reason to change photos frequently in social networks is narcissism. In limited quantities, it is even necessary, but an excess of attention to oneself speaks of serious problems for this person.

The second reason is the change of photos or pictures, says about the frequent change of mood in humans.

Often, avatrars are changed by young people with an unformed I and a personal image. With new photos they try to compensate for what they do not like or imperfect, in their opinion, and instead of exercises for the press, they change photos in social networks

Among older people, the age period of 30-35 years, often change the photo on avatars, those who are unsure of themselves. Although by this age a person should have already formed; work, family, home, career. But, unfortunately, it is not always smoothly happening in the fate of a person and he replaces something with a virtual world, proving to the whole real world that he has everything OK.

Once a person matures, gathers wisdom and life experience, becomes self-sufficient, the importance of changing avatars in his life will go away, and reality will become more important than a beautiful picture on a social network.

Psychologists have noticed that avatars on social networks often change lonely people. A virtual page for them becomes a dating site or a field for proving its worth.

People who observe the frequent change of avatars, they say that they get tired of self-admiration of the person himself. A person who changes an avatar for several weeks is treated as unreliable and windy, because his opinion changes like the wind in the fall.

It is not a secret that many personnel departments of large companies select specialists not only for personal interviews or analytics of the main professional characteristics, but also look at personal social networking pages.

If a person changes an avatar, spending a lot of time on a virtual life, then unfortunately, the employee search specialist may have a lot of questions, ranging from dependence to psychoanalysis, and they will not be offered a good vacancy.

Today, the photo shoot industry is marked by special growth. People spend finances and sign up in a queue for photographers, so that they have new beautiful photos edited by a professional who knows how to skillfully disguise the flaws of their appearance or mood on the photos.

Self-made photos on an amateur camera do not satisfy the high demands of photo models anymore.


Obviously this is not a recruitment manual so we will not analyse all the details and determine exactly how people are recruited to prohibited organisations. Our task is to understand why it is so easy to recruit a girl or boy, especially from a normal family, with normal intelligence, and not a bad secondary education (like, for example, many well-known students of a prestigious London university).

In fact, almost any person with a not quite mature person, let alone a teenager, with a psyche that has not yet formed, and especially a young girl, with her ‘girlish’ dreams and dreams, can be recruited anywhere … even in counterintelligence, where, even in the sect … even in the ‘paws gigolo’ or ‘hangers’.

Of course, there is no magic, and recruiters psychologically treat their victims – this is akin to programming, and this takes some time.

First, in order to recruit, they come into contact with a man, a young man or a girl – now there are a lot of social networks for dating and socialising.

Previously, before getting acquainted for the subsequent recruitment into a harmful organisation in every sense, recruiters can explore social media pages – this is a treasure trove for psychoanalysis and the initial selection of more suitable individuals for recruitment (in social networks – there are so many)

Recruiters are specially trained people (although not necessarily pros), while communicating and interacting (virtual and then real) with a potential recruitment candidate, ‘feel’ his weaknesses (relatively speaking, ‘control buttons’ … threads for which you can pull and manipulate).

In the course of the correspondence, he will manipulate the emotional state in order to program a certain behaviour. He can either agree with you; ‘You say everything correctly. I totally agree with you. All that you have just told, I remember, was my friend too.’ Or sharply condemn your opinion; ‘Everything that you say is illogical. Do you have a psychological education? Then be good silent.’

Recruiters, in addition to the ‘button’ of desire for freebies, use girls as a more psychologically weak link for recruitment.


For example, the most traditional and widespread ‘button’ (weak point) is a natural need for love … and if a girl or young man is ‘disliked’ in childhood, then the desire for this love becomes distorted, often illusory (it can be seen in the same social networks or learn from personal communication).
And then, almost everything is simple, the recruiter creates the illusion of satisfying the need for love (that is, pressing the ‘button’) … and everything … after several repetitions (like Pavlov’s dog’s reflex), a psychological dependence (love dependence) on the recruiter is created . a person becomes already programmed (a kind of robot), in this context – an instrument and a victim, simultaneously.

And, on the basis of this dependence, a person is inspired by new installations, programs, in fact, are hypnotising.

Ideally, a good psychotherapist (in six months or a year) will help a person to change his convictions inspired from the outside (the person is not born with them), and the recruited adept will return to society as a normal member.


People who perceive the world at the hearing level, approximately 20% of the total population of the globe. Audials breathe smoothly and rhythmically. They adore talking, are proud to be able to articulate their own thoughts clearly and, as a rule, dominate the conversation. Although sometimes there are too verbose. Often they accompany their words with expressive gestures, while their hands are at the level are at face level.

Audials often engage in conversation with themselves. Their gaze usually moves from side to side. Some people are annoyed by these ‘shifty eyes.’ Indeed, in our culture, a person who looks away is usually considered a liar. But audials do not look into the eyes at all because they lie or hide something. Simply, they are very sensitive to sounds, and their eyes can involuntarily twitch in the direction of a dog, barking in the neighboring yard or rumbling at neighbors.

For audials characteristic use of the following expressions :
“I want to be heard”
“It’s important for me to express myself”
“Detailed story”
“Report on what happened”
“I lost my speech”
“voice opinion”
“In truth”
“Let’s talk like a man”
“Hold tongue”
“Word for word”

Thus, audials feel most comfortable when uttering and hearing the following predicates: silently, chattering, deaf, loud, melodious, assent, silence, resonance, noisy, asking, telling, listening, unheard, responding, etc.

Audials perceive, process and remember information in their own way.

How knowing the dominant sense organ helps one to ease a task.

You are an auditor if:

– Making important decisions, choose what sounds best.
– In the course of communication you are greatly affected by the tone of the voice of another person.
– Your mood is best determined by the tone of your voice.
– You like to explain something. You are not too lazy to repeat the same story several times with all the details.
– You adore listening to music. Your favorite song can change your mood by one hundred and eighty degrees.
– Easily memorise and learn the voices of people.
– Prefer to listen to the news on the radio. With pleasure buy audiobooks.
– You can retell this or that conversation literally word for word.


It should be noted that if we look at people only as a means to achieve our goals, then nothing can help us understand these people and draw their attention to themselves. In the practice of operational-search activity, a friendly and caring attitude towards the person of interest can be depicted using the following system, the meaning of which is to perform certain physical actions. It can be certain gestures, statements, etc. A very important compliment is here in time and to the place. Often a compliment is mixed with flattery. Flattery is always straightforward and simple. It does not induce the one to whom it is addressed, to thinking and to conjecture. Compliment is fraught with something hidden, unsaid, prompting those to whom it is addressed, to think. If flattery is unambiguous and is perceived by everyone in the same way, then the compliment implies different interpretations. The phrase “How are you nice and beautiful” is flattery; and the phrase “It is clear why your husband always seeks home!” is a compliment.

A compliment that attracts the attention of any interlocutor to the person who said it, he must certainly look sincere, meet the needs and interests of the interlocutor. Suppose we are in the house of the person of interest. How to make a compliment? Say: “What a wonderful home.” – Of course, this is not enough. We must sincerely admire, say, the shape of windows and doors, its layout, etc. Then one should certainly express, for example, the assumption of how pleasant it is to live, work, rest in such a house.

Thus, the compliment itself, its sincerity attracts the attention of the object and excites its interest in the interlocutor.

Psychology of operational investigative activities.


When one of the first attempts at an operational psycho-diagnosis was being performed, it was a defining of the personality structure of the serial maniac, whose developments also formed the basis of the Psychodiagnostic methodology, as well as previous works of foreign psychiatrists.

During its development, the main task was to understand how to determine the psychological traits of a person as accurately and quickly as possible. Adjusting and interacting with a person or, if necessary, for his/her maladjustment, if it is tough negotiations or communication with a terrorist who took hostages.

Of course, today there are many other studies that reflect the problems of the individual. However, for all their interesting quality and theoretical importance, they do not help a person at all, because they are too generalised, general scientific, abstract in nature and are aimed at an incompletely understandable target audience.

Psychodiagnosis is not a psychotherapeutic and certainly not a psychiatric study. This technique is absolutely practical and is intended only for one thing; in a short enough time to classify a person to interact with him/her, for example, during new acquaintances, in family relationships, in relationships with children, in business negotiations, etc.

Beginners who use this technique know that in order to get information about a person, it is sufficient to keep a close eye on him for a while, ask a small number of questions in order to clearly define the exact personality profile, to work with the person afterwards. Experienced is just one minute to determine the psycho.


To create a favourable psychological atmosphere for the story object will help the following techniques.

(I) Verbal support for what the object says and does during the story. If there are controversial issues, it is reasonable to directly or indirectly recognise the object’s right to criticise and propose to discuss this issue at the end of the operational meeting.

(II) Mirrorization is an imperceptible for an object repetition of his statements and movements. Mirror can gestures, facial expressions, pantomime, intonation, stress, pauses in the speech of the object, etc.

(III) Perifraza – a brief, current replica of an employee, pronounced by him during the confession of an object to clarify the meaning of what was said: “So …”, “You said …”, “Did I understand you correctly, that … “.

You can simply repeat the last words uttered by the object, but in interrogative form, expecting, respectively, to confirm or deny the correctness of the words spoken

IV) Generalisation is a voluntary, but sufficiently accurate transfer of the object’s thought in a generalized form: “If you summarize and briefly express what you said …”, “If you summarise what was said …”. “If I understand you correctly, then the meaning of what has been said is as follows … Is this true?”

(V) Acceptance of emotional support for an object, when an employee externally expresses support for what the object says, including demonstrating positive emotions, reinforcing words and actions of the object (an expression of sympathy, empathy, satisfaction with what the object says).

(VI) Receiving stating questions that stimulate thinking; “What?”, “How?”, “How?”, “Why?”, Which are necessary for clearing the thought of the object

(VII) Mastering and using features of his language in a conversation with an object. The employee tries to catch and consciously use the features of the object’s speech style, paying attention to frequently used words, phrases, and speech turns.

The above techniques contribute to the emergence between the employee and the object of the operational meeting of the psychological community and mutual understanding.



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