Can you tell a lie with a straight face?

United States
September 14, 2007 7:47am CST
I guess they call it the poker face or ability to lie to someone's face without show any signs of deception. As for me, I'd have to say that I am lousy at lying, especially to people that I love. And, so I try not to even stretch the truth whenever possible. Sure there are times when I have to embellish the truth, but that is rare. Most times I couldn't lie to save my life. It's just not something I'd do. So, do you think you are good at lying without being found out? Do you have friends or family members that are more than comfortable lying to you or others and seem to have no remorse? Do they still keep lying when they are found out?
3 people like this
13 responses
• China
15 Sep 07
yes i have done these ,but now i am really hurt somebody who love me deeply,my fault,so maybe you tell a lie,i think we must tell it out.all the lies are out one day.at that you may lose something you do not want to lose.
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
yeah i agree with you. lying usually leads to something worse.
• China
15 Sep 07
I am not good at it . I think I am an honest person .some friends of mine say they trust in me.and I don't like to hear my friend or family member tell a lie. It would makes me fell uncomfortable when someone tells a lie and when they are found out they still keep lying.
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
me too, lying is not my thing. covering something up for someone is even too hard for me, but when the need arises, i try my best not to become obvious. even for myself, i just face the consequences rather than keep it silent and be felt guilty for it.
@ssf12ster (489)
• India
15 Sep 07
iam a pretty bad fella at that! i am sorry we dont live here to lie and then pray to god dear!it makes your life more a misery oe dear! always premediate things!in thesense think before you tell any of them usually they are a large number.but poepl like us are small and god has given us only one chance in this world.very bad part to think in my life to tell like that.
• United States
15 Sep 07
well i can tell you its soo hard for me lol..i try i mean really try like when im messingt around with my sister,,i feel my eyes laughing..and my mouth always gets this small grin i cant lose. its funny!! Then theer that time of Holidays when u have to fib a bit for the kidsabout santa and etc.well i dont look in his face..and look away..im a horrible liar..lol..when i was younger i was soo much better at it..what the heck? lol..guess it coems with age huh? lol well have a good one!
@RedCore (325)
• India
15 Sep 07
No. This is not possible 4 me. I hav tried this many times but believe me , i havent succeeded yet. Its very difficult for me.
@carmat (2850)
• Canada
14 Sep 07
I would say I am probably the worst lier, I can't even start to keep a straight face and can't look someone in the eye and lie it's just not in me. oh yeah I suck at poker too.
@Sheribabe (446)
• United States
14 Sep 07
I can't lie if I try ... I have to do all I can to avoid being in that situation. It's not easy so being honest does have it's advantages. Little white lies always seems to come with a little grin so they give themselves away... it never works.
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
14 Sep 07
I'm not a good liar at all. I can't even lie to my 19 month old. lol He knows when I'm lying when I say something tastes good or things like that. :) So now I always tell him that it's good for him and will make him big and strong like Daddy instead. I've given up on lying to him, or anyone else for that matter.
@rachsal4 (391)
• United States
14 Sep 07
I am a horrible lier!! I always look guilty, and could never get away with it as a kid either! And yes I suck at poker too.
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
14 Sep 07
well i dont think i would be able to tell a lie even if i tried,im such a honest person and i always smile,so i think if i tried to tell a lie i would probaply smile and then i would get caught in the act.
@miryam (6507)
• Italy
14 Sep 07
yes i can sametime are necessary, but a few time bye myryam
@sunshinecup (7881)
14 Sep 07
No I am not good at it at all. I have an ex-sister in law now that could convince you the sky is purple. She is wonderful at lying, thus the very reason I have nothing to do with her.