They probably used the wrong *set command. When you use opposed bars like that, if you want to increase the stat on the right, you have to subtract the stat on the left. If you want to increase the stat on the left, you just increase it like normal.
For example you want to increase Deceitful by lets say 5, the code would look like this.
*set Genuine -5
While if you want to increase Genuine by 5, the code would look like this.
*set Genuine +5
They may have made a mistake and tried to use *set Deceitful +5 or -5 which would have no effect on the bar at all. Or they just forgot to put the *set command for that particular choice. I’ve forgotten to add it myself at times.