Why do people lie?

By Bala
@balasri (26549)
India
December 3, 2007 1:32am CST
What makes them to do so?
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4 responses
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
3 Dec 07
Sometimes it is necessary to lie for example to spare someone hurt or to hurt their feelings, rather than be brutally honest it is sometimes easier to lie to keep the peace, because the person maybe sensitive or will not want to hear the truth. The old saying is true TRUTH hurts! So what price a little lie to keep the peace to not upset people. When you are in an abusive relationship sometimes lies save you from a beating or more mental abusive, I know because I have had to lie in the past, if I didn't well it doesn't bare thinking about, consequences!
@balasri (26549)
• India
3 Dec 07
You get the best response for this one for bringing out the other side of a lie.
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
3 Dec 07
Thank you for best response my friend, I hate lying but sometimes it's your own protection to do so
@balasri (26549)
• India
3 Dec 07
You are most welcome.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
3 Dec 07
Most of the time people lie to avoid taking responsibility for what they have done. Some people lie to save others feelings. Some people lie to impress others. Some people lie for attention. Some people lie just to be lying.
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@balasri (26549)
• India
3 Dec 07
You have almost covered all the reasons for lying.
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@icon_001 (586)
• India
4 Dec 07
It could be due to quite a number of reasons : 1)A person has become habituated to telling lies and most of the times he just finds it difficult to speak the truth. 2)Threat from someone If that person speaks the truth -especially in COurt cases. 3)Fear of getting ridiculed,scolded,criticized or in some severe cases beaten If Truth is spoken.
@balasri (26549)
• India
4 Dec 07
Whatever you have said is truth and nothing but the truth.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
3 Dec 07
Usually is to protect themselves or others from trouble ,but an the end the truth always comes out.