Why do people lie?

Why do people lie?
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Flavia.lm 1 10 95
Question: Why do people lie?

Answers:

- Some people say that sometimes you are obliged to lie, that occasional lies don't hurt anybody and are more convenient than telling some kind of truths.
- I myself don't like to lie, and I believe that no one can say he was forced to lie, no matter what the circumstances are. Everything is a matter of choice.

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Good question...
Well, lately I've not been lain but I've been changed the subject a lot...

Sometimes, when you don't have intimacy with someone..., I think..., you don't need to lie but you don't need to be so "realistic" or true!!
Logan18 1
Flávia for God sakes! hauahuah

I don't like that kind of liar people, specially because when you care about to someone you can't lie, you must say all truth. Sometimes we have to lie to people, but it's not a good thing to do, at least i wouldn't like to hear people lying to me.

That's a worse question to explain or discuss about, most of people have a cause or reason to lie... Sometimes that's cause is acceptable, in other hand, it shouldn't become part of the routine of a person...

*We mustn't lie in any circumstances.

Bye!
Marcio_Farias 1 23 214
Take politicians. They lie most of the time. Still, we go vote for them.

In no way should we tell other people lies. I can't think of partial truths nor partial lies. You either tell the truth or shut up.
mili
There is not one of us that could say in all honesty, that we havent lied on several occasions. Most of us lie when we are afraid of what would happen if we tell the truth.
studies reveal that most of us have not told the truth in one-fourth of our daily interactions with others, usually to spare ourselves or someone else humiliation. For example, if someone asks a casual acquaintance if a certain dress looks good, that person will more than likely say something good even if that person doesnt like the dress.

Well particularly I have lied about small things like: I have a headache, I am tired, etc. I have said things like that just to avoid going out with some friends and others lies about who I was with...

I try to believe that if I have said the truth about not having a headche or whatever my friends would have hated me to not keep my promises. For example I promised to go out / hang out with them and then I thought oh what I am doing? I dont wanna go / do ... so sometimes a small lie, if that doesnt hurt anyone, is necessary.

So to answer the question I would say sometimes we lie to avoid some kind of negative reactions. For example I have a friend and he is bi sexual so he lies to his parent saying that he is straight, but his close friends all know that he likes both sex. So what to say about that? Sometimes we lie because we have to.

I use to say that there lots of me. Sometimes I am just a hard-worker, sometimes I am just a good student, sometimes I am just a good friend, but sometimes I am lazy in opposite to hard-worker, sometimes I am a bad student and sometimes when I am with my friends I am just the real me. The one who likes crap music, beer and being around friends. So I wouldnt say to a well-educated person that I dont have the acquaited taste to music. Of course sometimes I really listen to good music, but most the time I listen to crap like lady gaga and I like it. So I wouldnt revel my bad taste to a well-educated person. I would show that person the other side of me and that would be like lying to that person, because the real me loves crap music 80% the time.


Ps.:I dont have time to reread it now, so forgive me the mistakes....

see you all around
I believe we're not perfect, so it's just a tiny consequence. But when it comes to an addiction, I really don't know why such individuals do that. It's intriguing, isn't it? Maybe because (in this case) they want to pretend to be someone they're not or afraid of being frowned upon by a particular group of people in which these individuals want to join in, beats me.
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Sometimes people lie because feel afraid of something happen if to say the true. I guess!
I think we lie sometimes because we want to be polite, and sometimes we lie because we wanna hide the truth. I guess that it's no matter with you say a lie just to be polite, for example, sometimes you won't say that somebody is fat, if it asks you. There are a good example that how would be a person who just say the truth... It's a Tv Program, O Super sincero.
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Aline 1
Maybe because they are afraid to face the truth, or they wish the lie become true.


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Marcio_Farias 1 23 214
leonardopuhl escreveu:[...] you won't say that somebody is fat, if it asks you [...]
Hello. You might have used a he personal pronoun or a she personal pronoun here, if you so desired. You use an it personal pronoun to refer to things, abstractions or animals.

Educated speaker groups usually consider using the word "it" in English to refer to a person extremely derogatory. So don't use it to refer to a person. Or to Ears, the neighbor's most cherished dog.

I suggest, "if they ask you..."
[...] There are a good example[...]
If you refer to an only example, you might consider using a There is construction here. Like this:

"There is a good example..."

If you refer to more than one example, then you might consider using a There are construction here. Like this:

"There are good examples..."

Note that for things plural we drop the "a."
People lie because of the missing of personality of themselves, and missing of courage to say the true truth.
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ailime 1
We frequently tell white lies in order to protect us or to protect who we love. Other times, we tell them to avoid embarrassing situations, as well.
ailime escreveu:We frequently tell white lies in order to protect us or to protect who we love. Other times, we tell them to avoid embarrassing situations, as well.
HI Ailime,

A couple of suggested improvements if I may.

"We ... to protect those who we love. At other times we ... situations. " deleted as well.

Please see if you can determine why I made the changes and let me know what your thoughts are.

Thank you,
ailime 1
Hi, Bill,

Yes, I could understand why you added "whose". It's to refer to the people we love( in plural).
"At", of course makes better sense; and finally, "as well" seems to be quite redundant, indeed.

Thank you again Bill for making me think.
Ailime,

EXECELLENT ANALYSIS!! VERY WELL DONE INDEED!! :)
ernando 2
I guess that lies sometimes are necessary, but I myself prefer to be true to people. At least when the truth is not intend to hurt anyone.
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There are many reasons, some say that lying is necessary, others say that lying is part of being human. But these answers are vague, people lie to their benefit, to undermine, and in recent cases, to help someone.
to protect people and to hurt people
Maybe, 'cause they're afraid of the truth or 'cause lying is easier!!
Some times we need to lie because the truth can hurt feeling or you need to lie, for example, you boss ask you: Do you like me? And, you are going to answer: No, I really hate you, I want to you kill you so badly, it's strange you say this. I don't know exactly why people lie, but sometimes I think you need to lie, it's necessary, this is my opinion
I firmly believe that lying is a consequence of our own nature, which is superficial and vain. For sure, as someone told above, we always have the choice, at least should, to tell the truth, however sometimes there's a situation or an atmosphere leading us to a kind of pressure that makes us unconfortable to deal with the truth. I don't think that we always are able to tell the truth, because it can hurt someone else or even not be necessary. It would be a lot better if we think truly what is more important in order to make a good thing to the ones we are dealing with, to edify them and make their joy. I'm not saying that we must lie whenever we guess in order to make someone feels okay, I'm just saying we must think seriously about the effects of some truths in our dears.

For me, that idea about telling the truth no matter what results in a huge misunderstanding of our obligations regarding to being truly people. Straightforward people don't make others feel bad, at least not desnecessarily. Those look for the benefits to these, at first.
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I don´t know why do people lie, but one thing's for sure : everyone lies in life!
All of us lie... The lie is a shield, and we lie even to ourselves. Have you ever made yourself a question and got a perfectly honest answer? Lie is a defense!!

hehehe

I´m not addicted about lie, but I use it, every day just like every one!!!
Bill Sikes 1 1 18
If we didn't lie we wouldn't be acting according to our nature. The person we lie to the most is ourselves -- fortunately or not.
Because they are afraid of what people will think of who she really is.
"I promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth"

We usually lie, (all of us) because telling the truth would bring us some unexpected consequence. However, we can find a manner to make a lie be less hurting to others.
Depending on the matter and the occasion we generally are forced to lie in order to prevent moral damage to the other person. (The truth is that everybody lie.). When a politician is performing a political speech he usually don't tell the whole truth, because by doing it, he wouldn't get votes. Then, he's forced to lie.
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Hello everybody.

Answer:
Because it is often difficult to speak the truth or accept it, either out of shame, fear, happy to brag to someone else, try to pretend a different yourself or for fear of hurting someone and image etc ... That is the reason: not accept the truth. The lie is pure illusion. There is a saying:
The truth is like oil in water, no matter how she tries to hide it will appear.
A hug!
Hello Folks!

I believe that sometimes we have to lie to someone because the situation made us it, but of course that we can't to do this everytime, i think that whatever is the problem, even an issue we must to tell the truth, because i guess that if you are sorry about something that you've done to someone is better because that person could forgive you perhaps.
The peoples lie because if feel fear,embarrasing,or no have corage for speak a true, this is bad,because give wrong early or later and over hurt others people, and trust if over too. :geek:
Because sometimes they don't want to hurt the other peoples hearts.I guess It's could be a good thing to lie to protect someone too.
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