People lie to make themselves feel better.

An interesting proposition. Does it come from peer-reviewed research or is it the blogger’s own opinion?


Pinocchio.0 It doesn’t get any simpler than that. Don’t take it personally when someone lies to you. It wasn’t even to protect you or your feelings, not for one second; it’s all about them.

Put yourself in their shoes for a moment; they have something going on that they feel so guilty, embarrassed, ashamed or perhaps even possessive over that they feel they have to just make stuff up to keep it to themselves, to make them feel better about it.

Just imagine that! They’re that worried that they’ll be adversely affected by you knowing, and that it might upset them and their lifestyle that they get caught up in this dishonesty, and the only person they’re actually fooling is themselves.

Unfortunately this is a selfish cycle, without the realisation you could both be better off if they were honest, or that you simply do not understand why it’s necessary, or…

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