Type of question used to elicit a response that is compared with the response evoked by the relevant question. The DLC question is different from the probable-lie comparison (PLC) question in that the examinee is instructed by the examiner to answer the DLC question untruthfully, whereas the principle of the PLC requires the examiner to lead the examinee to be untruthful to that question without revealing the purpose. DLCs can be further delineated into the trivial DLC and the personally significant DLC, which, as their names indicate, depend on the content of the DLC. The true strengths of DLCs are that they can be standardized much easier than the PLCs, they are less intrusive, and their effectiveness is less subject to examiner skill. DLCs are being used in many quarters of the PDD profession. See: Horowitz, Kircher, Honts, & Raskin (1997); Raskin & Honts (2002).