We tell lie to other people for many reasons. May be we want to protect out feelings, may be we want them to favor us, may be we want sympathy from them, or may be we just want to hide information which might influence their opinion. Some people are so addicted of lying that even after knowing the reality, they don’t even hesitate lying straight forward. On the contrary many people consider it right behavior if you are lying to save somebody. But at the end, lie is just lie.
Facts says that if you have a conversation with someone for 10 minutes today, possibilities are there that one of you was lying at least once. If that person was your mother, the odds of lying increase dramatically. Funny but true even if we are incredibly honest people, there are little white lies we don’t even notice ourselves saying each and every day. For example, how many times has someone asked you how you are doing, and you respond with “Good!” when you’re not good at all?
From small fibs to huge, Hollywood-worthy tales of deception, lying is an enormous part of our lives. This info-graphic by Full Tilt Poker examines exactly how we lie and how we feel about it afterward.
Conclusion of a survey held:
In the last month, 15% of people admitted to telling a lie at the workplace. Of those, 59% didn’t feel guilty about it (“Printer jam? I had nothing to do with it”). The cultural expectation of lying varies depending on your job, as well: 94% of people expect politicians to lie in their work, as opposed to 27% for doctors.
When we lie, it stimulates three main sections of our brains. Lying activates the frontal lobe for its role in the truth-suppressing process, the limbic system due to the anxiety that comes with deception, and the temporal lobe because it’s responsible for retrieving memories and creating mental imagery. It’s like a sophisticated team of con men all working together inside of your head. Pretty comforting, no?
And do you know these Funny facts about lying?
1. Americans tell an average of seven lies per day in January, compared to the usual average of a measly four. I bet you can guess what those extra three lies are usually about, too: post-holiday diets, vacation details, and how the holidays really went.
2. People lie way more in writing than face-to-face. We lie most on e-mails, then in chats or text messages, and the least in person. In writing, you don’t have to worry about mannerisms, and it’s just less personal and guilt-inducing.
3. A recent study showed that we are more trusting of bearded men rather than clean-shaven men, with them apparently coming across with higher charisma and reliability. We are less likely to think that a bearded person is stretching the truth.
4. Lying doesn’t come naturally. In a study conducted in 2008, researchers found that 100% of participants, when asked to conceal their true emotions, showed signs of their real feelings. This shows that lying doesn’t come naturally, not even in a large pool of different types of people. source:
Psychology Journals And Surveys – Infographic
Take a look a this infographic to see more facts and figures about lying at work, school and the poker table, all taken from psychology journals and surveys. Though we may never stop lying, the way we’re doing it is certainly changing.
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