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The distinguishing characteristic of preference falsification

  • It brings upon discomfort to the falsifier -- which makes them feel like they are living a lie temporarily, sometimes chronically.
  • It also has a stabilizing and constraining effect where it serves to filter out inclinations that people consider illicit and would rather not have.

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It is a universally pervasive phenomenon where we misrepresent publicly what we really think or believe or want privately due to fearing the possible consequences or to a benefit we may receive.

Many studies were done to correlate conformity and social pressure with preference falsification and it turns out that:

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