Denying what you said? What's the point?

United States
April 24, 2011 10:53pm CST
There are so many times when I hear people say, "I never said that!" but the truth is clear to me because I heard them say it. Why do we do this? Is it that we forget, or is it that we think people will believe us when we deny the truth?
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9 responses
• United States
27 Apr 11
When this happens to me, I actually do forget if I said it or not.
• United States
27 Apr 11
we say so many things every day, we are bound to forget some of the things we say.
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
5 May 11
hi denying what we said is a kind of lying to other,maybe we deny that because we know that they would get anger,and sometimes we deny what we said to play safe in a group or to other people.
• United States
28 Apr 11
It is always best to be honest and truthful despite the pain it may cause because to deny later for me would be double havoc and hard to keep up with.
@stanley777 (7178)
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
People who denied saying things especially those words that hurt someone's feelings are persons who can not be trusted.They did that to save their face or afraid of the consequences as a result of what they have said.Yeah, what's the point of saying it if you can't justify it.
@sswallace21 (1824)
• United States
25 Apr 11
You've been a tad bit busy or bored. I think people say things but don't necessarily mean how it came out. We have a tendency of misunderstanding what the person is saying. I think this is sometime the issue. If the person truly did say it, I do believe they should own up to it though. Best Wishes!
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
25 Apr 11
Some people just have aa problem admitting that they are wrong. Denying that something was said or done by them makes them feel vindicated. Some people are more comfortable to lie the lie than to face the undeniable truth that is right in front of them.
@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
it's always easier to deny than to face the truth or tell the truth. it's been an instinct to many people. but my mom trained us to just tell the truth especially on simple things, why lie if the certain matter is just something simple???
• Norway
25 Apr 11
it may be that they really forget that they said it or they simply said "I never said that" as a defence mechanism which they may realize at the end that they are wrong. simply by saying I never said that is changing the meaning of their statement.
@shaace (105)
• Singapore
25 Apr 11
Hi hi, I have learned from my lesson that. Sometimes it is good to say something even you do not mean it or the truth.