We all lie. Even if we are incredibly honest people, there are little white lies we don’t even notice ourselves saying each and every day.
For example, how many times has someone asked you how you are doing, and you respond with “Good!” when you’re not good at all?
People lie for a lot of different reasons, at varying levels of effectiveness.
If you have kids or grandkids, you’ve probably seen a lot of lying going on, as little tykes aren’t yet aware of the consequences of lying. Maybe you even remember a specific moment when a young child started to grasp how bad lying can be — the look on his or her face turning from happy, to confused, to downright upset, while the little one grapples with getting caught in a fib.
Lying is a complicated procedure, when you talk about it on a psychological level. These 10 facts about lying and how we perceive it gave me such a better understanding of why we lie, how we lie, and how to tell if someone is lying.
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