top of page



Investigation techniques are crucial for succes in investigation, competitor analysis and business decisions. The term investigation techniques is mostly reminds to an analysis tool, rich database, interview with a human sources or a privilige access chances to authorative data. On top of these techniques, empathy and role-playing stand out due to their unique approach to understanding others’ perspectives. We explore these two techniques and their significance in investigations.

Before discussing these two essential approaches, we need to bear in mind that we have a Subject or topic or an incident that needs to be detailed. In most cases, we can only make changes with our strategies and implementation, not with the Subject. In this respect, this training aims to fill the information gap between our current and our target matter, which will help to fully or better understand and feel the person, topic, cause, and history of the case.

Empathy in Investigation

Empathy is not about sympathy or agreeing with the subject’s perspective. Instead, it’s about understanding their viewpoint, even if it differs from the investigator’s. This understanding can lead to more effective communication, better problem-solving, and more accurate predictions of past and future behavior.

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. In an investigative context, empathy allows the investigator to step into the shoes of the subject, gaining insights into their experiences, motivations, and challenges.

Role Playing in Investigation

Role-playing is an investigative technique where the investigator assumes the role, position, enviroment, conditions of the subject. This method allows the investigator to experience the Subject’s situation firsthand, providing a deeper understanding than empathy alone can offer.

Role-playing can be particularly useful when investigating complex or unfamiliar situations. By acting out the subject’s role, the investigator can uncover details that might otherwise be overlooked. Additionally, role-playing can help the investigator identify with the subject on a more personal level, leading to more empathetic and insightful conclusions.

Powerful Investigation Techniques: The Interplay of Empathy and Role-Playing

While empathy and role-playing are powerful investigation techniques on their own, their true potential is realized when they are used together. Role-playing can enhance empathy by providing a direct experience of the subject’s situation. Conversely, empathy can guide role-playing by informing the investigator about the subject’s likely thoughts and feelings.

This interplay can lead to a more holistic understanding of the subject, encompassing not only their external circumstances but also their internal emotional landscape. This comprehensive perspective can be invaluable for informed decisions and next actions.

Empathy and role-playing are potent tools in investigation, offering unique insights into the subject’s perspective. By combining these two techniques, investigators can gain a comprehensive understanding of their subjects, leading to more effective problem-solving and decision-making and case solving.

Empathy and Role Playing Training

Coninsec is proud to offer this unique investigation training, designed to equip you with the skills and techniques necessary for effective investigation, competitor analysis and decision making.

Our program emphasizes the importance of empathy and role-playing, providing you with the tools to understand your subjects on a deeper level and make more informed decisions.

If you want your team needs to be more successful in investigations, or if you want to understand the full capacity and challenges of a competitor, or if you are interested in making business decisions with the help of holistic research and extra intelligence, this training will contribute to increasing your success rate.

Contact us at Coninsec and take your investigative skills to the next level.


Investigation Training
bottom of page