Why People Lie – The Truth About Lies
No one wants to be called a liar. Your reputation determines how successful you will be in business and in relationships. So why do people lie?
There are many reasons that we lie. We affect other people and they affect us. We want to be connected but we also want to be free to engage in our life the way we want, with no responsibility to other people. Lies allow us to avoid being responsible and to conceal behavior that we may not be proud of.
What we need to keep in mind it that lying has a price. When we are caught in a lie, we risk our relationship with that person or organization. You may not see that as important if you do not value the person or organization. But what we need to consider is, you are also risking your reputation. Your value in the community will be affected if you are labeled as a liar. Trust and respect are related to honesty. So be conscious about the information that you are providing to others (or withholding), as it will affect your life on multiple levels.
We work hard to create relationships. Why do we then turn around and risk losing them by lying. Our need to protect ourselves versus our need to preserve our relationship. Is the lie really worth it?Here is a book that examines why people lie:Canada: http://amzn.to/2wtVLEpUnited Kingdom: http://amzn.to/2eu2EvtYou can find Violet here: www.violetreveira.comAll product links are amazon affiliate links. Thanks for watching Violet's Practical Help.
Posted by Violet Reveira, Psychologist on Saturday, December 9, 2017