Posts Tagged lie

Why people lie — and how to tell if they are

Everybody lies. It may only be “white” lies, but everyone tells lies or “omits the truth” sometimes. We start lying at around age 4 to 5 when children gain an awareness of the use and power of language. This first lying is not malicious, but rather to find out, or test, what can be manipulated […]

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Fulfillment at Any Age

Excuses, excuses, excuses: Why people lie, cheat, and procrastinate Why do honest people lie, cheat, and make excuses? Published on May 18, 2010 by Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D. in Fulfillment at Any Age Have you ever lied to get out of something you didn’t want to do? Do you tend to put off unpleasant jobs? In school, did […]


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