Why do people exaggerate?

India
@kalav56 (11429)
September 23, 2009 7:14am CST
I have seen this quality in selective number of people who always exaggerate any fact.Be it anything, you can be sure of the fact that whatever they have said ought to be taken in with a pinch of salt. How do you react to this type? I was not even aware of this fact till I became 25 years old and would take in all that a person said. I never thought that there was cause to disbelieve some things.But over a period of time I have seen many more people behave like this.Now I am used to this though earlier I used to wonder how people can resort to such lies.[embellishments of facts] Waht are your experiences and thoughts ? Please share.