Will you lie to please someone?

@DenverLC (1146)
Philippines
March 17, 2010 12:55am CST
Are you the kind of person who affords to lie just to please anyone? or to avoid misunderstanding by hurting ones ego? Do you think it is acceptable to do it or not?
3 people like this
6 responses
• Estonia
17 Mar 10
The way I usually act can't be actually called a direct lying. If I am having a conversation and the person I am talking to says something, that I don't wholly agree with, I don't express my disagreement, unless it's really worth it. I don't like to argue about little unimportant things. I just don't reply to the statement and change topic. But if it's something, that is really important to me, then I will express my own thoughts on that topic.
@phoenix8606 (4978)
17 Mar 10
hell0! no, I won't do that and I have never done it, because I have to behave like a cheater and I dislike people who lie just to please someone. they are not themselves, they have fake faces, fake identities! and I can easily recognize those people when I see and hear them, because they sound so scary and banal too!
@Java09 (3085)
• United States
17 Mar 10
If I'm put in a situation where someone expects me to lie,I won't do it.I usually say "No comment".I consider myself a christian,so I know it is wrong no metter what the situation is.So I do not lie.
@madteaparty (2761)
• Japan
17 Mar 10
I dislike people who can't be honest. Those "white lies" are often abused, so you don't know what do people really think anymore. I always say what I really think, even if that can hurt another person, because it would hurt more a lie than the truth.
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
hello DenverLC,I'm the type of person who will lie to avoid hurting anyone rather than pleasing someone.It's actually called "White Lies"- lie often used to avoid offense or hurting someone that often benefits the hearer. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lie).It is actually accepted now to do it to cease a person in afflicting others.In fact it did happen to me,i am not the person involve but i am the one caught in the middle of it between my cousin & her niece.They actually have some bad feelings towards each other & my cousin told me about it,what she felt & everything & her niece as well...& everytime they will both ask me what each of them told me & to avoid hurting both of them,i lied to both of them & told them that they need to talk heart to heart & proudly i can say that they are both okay with each other now.And no matter how bad i feel about lying,the fact that i made both of them get along well makes me feel humane.So it is acceptable as long as it is good for all humanity.
@celticeagle (120517)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Mar 10
Heavens no!What a waste of time! Life is too short. You can't please everyone all the time. To me this SCREAMS psychoenalysis time! People need to treat one another with respect and consideration. And they need to respect anothers boundaries. Apising everyone is a sign of weakness and it isn't a good way to act. I like people to be straight with me and I want them to be straight and upfront.