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          Why Do People Lie?

          March 27, 2015

          A lot of research has been done about lying, and the fact is that everybody lies. A recent survey revealed that men lie six times a day, and women lie three times a day. Some lies are small — what are often referred to as “white lies” (“You look terrific!” or “This is delicious!”). But other lies, like infidelity, can destroy relationships. So, why do people lie? Dr. Phil lists some common reasons:

          • Take what is not rightfully theirs
          • Escape accountability
          • Create a fantasy/false self-esteem to escape their mundane life
          • Avoid punishment
          • Inflict pain
          • Feel better in the moment; “steal” admiration
          • Gain an advantage to exploit others
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