How come I'm honest to strangers but not to my friends???

Hong Kong
December 30, 2006 11:22pm CST
I know I always lie,about anything that would help my career or benefit me.but now I realize I even lie to my friends, although that's just some white lies,And I know it's wrong,I'm just wondering if there's anything to do with trust?!
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• Canada
31 Dec 06
You can be honest with strangers because you aren't worried if they like you or if they will be hurt by what you say. But, with your friends, you care about them and want to protect their feelings. You tell them white lies to flatter them, to make them feel better about themselves or to keep them from finding out unpleasant things.
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• Hong Kong
31 Dec 06
Yes,I think You are right,sometime I just say what I think they like to hear.Anyway,Thanks for giving me a real answer.
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
10 Jan 07
yes if strangers dis you you can just say they dont know me. You have nothing to worry about
@mamashane (1140)
• United States
31 Dec 06
Are you telling your friends what you think they want to hear for fear of being judged by them? No one wants their friends to think bad about them.
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
10 Jan 07
you have nothing to lose from strangers but you want to protect your friends and yourself so you dont risk as much
• Hong Kong
11 Jan 07
yes,That's very true,Thanks so much for responsing to most of my questions.