Why do people lie or tell false truths to avoid something bad...

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  1. ii3rittles profile image79
    ii3rittlesposted 6 years ago

    Why do people lie or tell false truths to avoid something bad...

    Only to have a worse outcome of the situation from the lie? Have we not learned anything?

  2. jaredbangerter profile image84
    jaredbangerterposted 6 years ago

    They think they are avoiding something bad and don't have the foresight to see the possible result of being caught in the lie.

  3. Daughter Of Maat profile image95
    Daughter Of Maatposted 6 years ago

    I agree with Jared. I don't think people take the time to actually think through the situation and it's possible outcomes before they tell a lie. They are just trying to prevent a reaction. They don't think about the reaction they'll get after being caught lying.

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    reeltaulkposted 6 years ago

    They don't care, you can make up whatever excuse you want to justify their reasons for, but at the end of the day they don't care.  There is always an exception to the rule, but neverthless when that lie comes to light you will have to deal with whatever consequences accordingly.

  5. Loladusk profile image59
    Loladuskposted 6 years ago

    I think there are usual and unusual aspects of facing the truth, maybe it hurts to much or other people might get hurt, or to avoid accepting failure, such as staying with someone sticking up for them and finding out they lied to you to.. or maybe to benefit themselves in the moment, or delay reality, maybe to create time to better explain in hope of forgiveness,  Fear is a big motivator to lie, we only have a few ways of responding, fight, flight or freeze.. accept, project, respond react. we are simple beings afraid of our own reflections.. just imagine.. its easier to fail at something you don't really care about, than it is to fail at what you really want, lie to yourself and others constantly, being someone or something you are not.. everyday, just to avoid fulfilling your own dreams.... we are complicated in our ways, often unaware and just being, not thinking at all..I think the reasons are endless.. to the point of its easier to be bad and lie than not be good.. Cheers and thanks for the question,  a good one smile

  6. onegoodwoman profile image74
    onegoodwomanposted 6 years ago

    The answer is hidden within your question.............

    to avoid something bad..........eg, " worse".

    Over the course of human history, we have learned a great deal........but we have not yet, mastered our " human condition".........let that mean to you, what it means.

  7. edhan profile image61
    edhanposted 6 years ago

    There is always a sign or body language that you can tell when a person is lying to you. You can choose to ignore and confront it. Some lies are white lies that do not cause any harm, so it is okay to pretend not to know.

    But if the lies are bad then you will need to confront it. It is the every day lesson we learn in life.

  8. TrahnTheMan profile image60
    TrahnTheManposted 6 years ago

    I found this essay "Why do people lie?" by a biologist quite informative: http://www.worldtransformation.com/why-do-people-lie/

  9. MickS profile image69
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    What's a 'false truth'?  That is an absurd a phrase as 'true facts'.    All truths are true, all facts are true.

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    Rosemary Banksposted 6 years ago

    For the most part I think they have a fear of the repercussions, on the other hand some people are just born liars.

  11. samadaslam profile image60
    samadaslamposted 6 years ago

    Lack of Belief cause a person to tell a lie. If you will have doubts, you will try to fill the gaps in your belief with false excuses and lies. You may give it different names like lack of confidence, lack of trust etc but actually the cause is single.

  12. Dave Mathews profile image59
    Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago

    Often one will lie to another so as not to hurt the feelings of that person. LIKE, I tell you that your outfit is great, when infact it is not and nothing matches.


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