Why do people lie? I’m not talking little white lies, but full blown OH THE SHAME~ lies.
There are some people out there who really can’t help but lie. Pathological liars; individuals that so badly want their lives to sound exciting or impressive that they constantly lie. There are other people who lie in order to get out of sticky situations, which is a trait that grows in us since childhood. The lie being told is preferential to the consequences of telling the truth. The problem with that method is that if it works for you often, you’ll find it hard to stop. There is no general motive for lying, because there is no general type of person. Because we’re all different, we all lie for different reasons.
^But that’s only if you want to go into specifics. Let’s step back and take a broader view of ourselves. If you’ve ever had a difficult girl/boyfriend, you’ve probably often wondered how truthful they are.
Why the hell was Tyrone texting Tamisha? He say they just friends… COULD HE BE LYING?
Studies have shown that men do lie more than women. On average, a man lies roughly 1,092 times in a year & is less likely to feel guilty than his female counterpart who lies an estimate of 728 times in a year. Unless they were lying about that too.
What about at the workplace? Who would you think is more trustworthy, the mayor or the lawyer? Polls show that the least trusted professions include journalists, police officers, lawyers, handymen (with sticky fingers), agents/managers, politicians, mechanics and used car salesmen.
This is something we have to learn to get over. People lie. But - unless you’re a God, a robot, or an Avatar - that makes you a person as well. Which means you’ve lied too. Lying, just like any other of our minds’ defense mechanisms is something we cannot control, it’s something that cannot be changed in the human mind complex. And though it’s never right to put up with someone intentionally lying to hurt or use you - it’s also important to keep in mind that we are all, only human.