Are you a liar? how often do you lie? why do you lie?

Saint Lucia
December 17, 2007 8:53am CST
Definition Lie: A lie is an untruthful statement made to someone else with the intention to deceive. To lie is to say something one believes to be false with the intention that it be taken for the truth by someone else. A liar is a person who is known to have a tendency to tell lies. we all have lied about something in our lives. some of us lie too often though. so here are the questions you should be asking youself;Do you lie?i will admit that i lie but i am trying to stop it. how often do you lie?i think i lie about something every week maybe more sometimes i lie for no reason at all. why do you lie?i don't know why. sometimes i lie to make someone feel better for example if my friend asks me if they look fat in this dress then i lie and tell them 'NO' even though i know that they do look fat in the dress.
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@makatas (1101)
• Greece
17 Dec 07
I try to avoid lying for many reasons.Firstly i feel guilty, secondly i feel ashamed if someone finds out i am lying, thirdly because it just isnt right.There are times you just cant avoid it though, so i have lied too.What matters though is it is always easier for me to speak the truth even if it is a painful one than lie.
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• Saint Lucia
18 Dec 07
you are right makatas, it can be really difficult to speak the truth sometimes and you'll find the easiest way to get out of the situation you're in is to lie. but sometimes the easiest way is not always the right way. thanks for your contribution
@nichole1983 (1187)
• Canada
17 Dec 07
i dont lie.. i dont need to lie. i dont want to lie... there is no point to lying.. it just comes back to bite you in the butt later.. and to be honest is it really worth it... depending on the lie i guess but i rather be outmost honest with ppl and not lie to them... one turns into many just remember that
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• Saint Lucia
17 Dec 07
good advice but i think you're lying when you said that you don't lie.
• Canada
17 Dec 07
i told my rents fibs when i was a kid... by the time i hit 15 years old i learned the consiconces of lying.. i dont lie... i dont need to
• Saint Lucia
18 Dec 07
ok. if you say so.
• Czech Republic
17 Dec 07
i lie sometimes, but i am not a liar
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• Saint Lucia
18 Dec 07
so then why do you lie?
• Czech Republic
19 Dec 07
i lie only when it is necesary
• United States
18 Dec 07
I don't lie. I think a big part of that is I hate liars and I want people to be honest with me even if it hurts my feelings. I also don't really don't have reasons to lie.
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• Saint Lucia
18 Dec 07
i must say that i kinda agree with target. all people lie. you probably lie an don't even know that you are lying. and that's really bad. anyway thanks for your contribution.
@diillu (5128)
17 Dec 07
I have always been the up-front kind of person. And there are only few times when I lie. I lie when there's emergency condition or to help a person as you said. These are the conditions when I speak a lie otherwise I really hate to do so cause after sometimes it is really hard to cover up that lie. So, it is alot better not to lie at the very first place.
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• Saint Lucia
17 Dec 07
very true. even though you lie it's always good to tell the truth somewhere down the line.
@kykidd (6819)
• United States
17 Dec 07
I don't being lied to. I hate it when someone knowingly tells me a lie, or if someone says they are going to do something and then they don't do it. Now you will never count on that person, even if it wasn't even that big of a deal. Just tell me you're not going to do it. Don't lie about it. Sorry, didn't mean to rant. It's true though, honesty is the best policy. I once heard Tim the Toolman Taylor say he only allows himself 2 lies a year. Good policy.
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• Saint Lucia
17 Dec 07
no one likes being lied to. 2 lies a year. i think that's a lie ^__^
@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
17 Dec 07
Keminem, your definition of lie is correct, a lie remains a lie unless it is proved otherwise. i do lie atimes but not at all times like some people do. lying is dangerous and deceptive, and the word of God says that all liars shall go to hell, may God forgive us all. there is need for all human beings to be trust worthy and reliable that will make our family, community, nation, continent, and the world at large a better place for inhabitation or living. there is no small lie, a lie can lead to another one that is the reason why it should be avoided completely from our lives. Myself, I have zero tolerance for lies because i cannot be decieved twice. No matter any reason behind a lie it should not be encouraged. thanks
• Saint Lucia
17 Dec 07
well said okwusman1. cheers. the truth shall set you free.
• Philippines
17 Dec 07
honesty is the best policy. in the Philippines, a saying says:Ang pagsasabi ng tapat, pagsasama ng mAluwat
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• Saint Lucia
17 Dec 07
i do agree with you when you say that honesty is the best policy. although i can't understand what you are saying in the end of your response.care to translate?
@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
18 Dec 07
I'm a liar. I've lied quite a bit for a majority of my life...and have grown a talent for it, but regardless I lie to stay out of trouble. To make myself, the real me, invisible. I've not lied very much for the last two years, at least to family. I've never lied to my friends. For the most part, I now carefully pick which truths or pieces of the truth to tell. To keep from lying, for reliance on a tool is a sure way to lose it someday. And that wouldn't be wise. Strangely enough, for being a liar...the thing I seek above all else, is truth. It is odd, isn't it? I have no problems with lying. It doesn't hurt me very much when someone lies to me. The only thing that hurts is if someone thinks I'm stupid enough to believe their lies forever. That's an insult to my intelligence. It makes THEM look stupid. It makes me angry. I'm an odd person, I know lol. These days though, unless it's smarter to lie, I am very honest. I speak my mind, I show people who I really am..and I am much happier for it. Though it is quite a daring thing to do, and might not have been a terribly bright decision in the long run..I'm still quite happy with it anyways.
• Saint Lucia
18 Dec 07
thanks xParanoiax. i think i feel the same way as you. all what you said there just makes so much sense to me because i can relate to it. the first step to solving a problem is to admitting that you have one and i like how you started your response by confessing/admitting that you lie.
@hanreq (1445)
• Philippines
18 Dec 07
....i do to lie if its important.....for emergency....or anything for the important things.....not for stupid things....don't play a other people to being a liar......enjoy life without doing bad things....:)
• Saint Lucia
18 Dec 07
thanks for you contribution hanreq. if you have lie because it's important or someone elses life is in danger then goahead.
@larskie23 (867)
• Philippines
18 Dec 07
In some ways, we all have to deny something, it may not be lying but I think its a white lie. Half truth, half lie so as not to hurt exactly a feeling of another person. I dont lie, but I wont say I have never lied.
• Saint Lucia
18 Dec 07
thanks larskie23. i like it when people speak the truth here.and i disagree with you when you say a white lie is not a lie. to me it has to be the truth only and nothing else no twists and turns.