Lying to ones self about feelings is usually a defence mechanism. It's there to protect us from unnecessary pain. However, it's quite hard to hide from your own feelings as we aren't able to completely control them, as they are an automatic response.
However it is possible to eventually convince ourselves otherwise, if we can maintain the lie for long enough and with serious conviction.
Maybe to avoid embarrassment and ridicule. I stand to be corrected
hmm. this brings another question then.. Isn't it a vicious cycle? You lie about how you feel to avoid these feelings of embarrassment and ridicule and in the end you end up being embarrassed because you didn't tell that person/people the truth how you really feel and you end up loosing in the end? I like your answer thanks.
Maybe it is the difference between the way that people are suppose or are told to feel, and the way they actually feel. The strongest authority wins: self or suppose.
I am not sure how it is possible to lie to yourself about a subjective experience. You either feel it or you do not.
I got ripped off but it is OK. Doesn't bother me.
Don't mind. It was my fault. I am used to these things. I asked for it.
Many times its because you don't want to hurt someone else. Even though in the end if you don't trust your feelings you end up being unhappy and eventually you are the one who is really misleading the person you don't want to hurt.
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