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Inside Interrogation Room

No windows to look through or scream, almost no sound or movements around, a chair to seat without hand-rest, a light bulb pending just above head and rest of the floor immersed in darkness...really a nerve breaking environment!

Interrogation Chair ("Hot Seat")
Interrogation rooms are design this was only to discourage suspects and criminals and bring them to confess crime they (might have) committed. This is kind of environment anybody could hardly manage to stay for long time by own will.

Complete isolation from rest of the world coupled with lurking eyes from darkness induces enormous terror inside human mind just like what a prey would feel during few moments before getting hunted by fierce and merciless predator in dark and thick forest.

Suspects and criminals are bound to seat and move on very limited physical area (typically a chair kept in the middle of room) but interrogators can freely move back, forth and around them. In fact, they intrude personal comfort zone (intimate and personal zones in Proxemics) and try to break down psychological defense and normal tactics of person under scrutiny.

Under immense fear, criminals and suspects easily leak out unconscious distress body signs that exert eyes can easily catch and drill deeper into mind of persons being interrogated for direct or indirect connection with crime.

Secondary Attraction

You are a single person and desperately looking for a partner. You come across many members of opposite gender, get attracted to them by instinct but you don't find something special in most of them to take relation to next steps. Why we don't feel "really going mad" about everybody we get initially attracted to?

Scientists agree that what truly bonds two members of opposite genders is very complex to describe apart of natural and plain physical attraction. They call it as secondary attraction.

"You really have something special that makes me to stay longer in relationship."
Indeed, it's not just look or appearance required to stay in (long term) romantic or committed relationship. There's something beyond physical qualities we look into our potential partner(s). How the other person looks necessary should not match with its true nature.

During initial interactions, we unconsciously monitor behavior and reactions of other person in different situations and circumstances. In fact, we give each other various opportunities for same. More we interact, better we understand each other (apart of attraction). It's like initiating a dance step and waiting for a person on an opposite side to make move accordingly.

We always convey personal traits, attitude, approach, qualities, strengths, and weaknesses and ultimately mutual compatibility through body language (nonverbally) only that's why attraction based upon character lasts longer and healthier.

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