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Reasons for serious lies

Reasons for serious lies

  • To avoid punishment. These lies are told when there is a threat of loss if the lie is uncovered. 
  • Concealing a benefit. These lies are told to conceal the reward obtained by breaching a law or expectation.
  • Protecting yourself or someone else from serious harm.

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  • The thrill of it all. Some people lie to see if they can get away with it.
  • Avoiding embarrassment. People tell untruths to get out of an awkward social situation.
  • Being polite. Practicing deceptions is sometimes required socially.

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Types of lies
  • White Lies. People tell white lies claiming to be tactful or polite.
  • Broken Promises. Failure to keep one’s spoken commitment or promise.
  • The Lie of Fabrication. Telling others something you don’t know for sure is true.
  • The Bold-Faced Lie. Telling something that everyone knows is a lie.
  • The Lying in Exaggeration. Enhancing a truth by adding lies to it.
  • Lies of Deception. A deceiver tries to create an impression that causes others to be misled, by not telling all the facts, or by creating a false impression.
  • Plagiarism. Copying someone else’s work and calling it your own.
  • Compulsive Lying.  Tell their mistruths even when telling the truth would be easier and better.

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Narcissists are often pathological liars

Narcissists lack empathy, so telling the truth does not matter to them. They may not even realize they are lying most of the time, because they are not aware of it.

Don't make an excuse for somebody that lies to you. You don't have to take the blame.

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It's far better to be yourself and risk having people not like you than to suffer the stress and tension that comes from pretending to be someone you’re not, or professing to like something that you don’t.

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