What is an example of a good lie?

October 9, 2021
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What is an example of a good lie?

A good lie is one that’s ultimately believable: it’ll sound like something you might’ve done or might want to do (but haven’t actually done). For example, don’t say, “I can speak 22 languages.” This statement is clearly a lie (unless you’re a famous polyglot!).

How do you explain a lie?

Make it clear that you’re not trying to excuse your behavior, but you want them to know why you chose to lie. Say, I felt like you would be angry with me, so I decided to lie, or I was worried about getting in trouble, so I lied. Then, say something like, I’m not trying to make excuses.

What is the purpose of a lie?

Typically lies aim to deceive, when deception is successful, the hearer ends up acquiring a false belief (or at least something that the speaker believes to be false). When deception is unsuccessful, a lie may be discovered.

What is a good lie?

A “good lie” is an untruth in which the justice of the outcome supersedes the wrong of having lied.

Why should I not lie?

Lying is bad because a generally truthful world is a good thing: lying diminishes trust between human beings: if people generally didn’t tell the truth, life would become very difficult, as nobody could be trusted and nothing you heard or read could be trusted – you would have to find everything out for yourself.

What causes chronic lying?

Compulsive lying is also a known trait of some personality disorders, such as antisocial personality disorder. Trauma or head injuries may also play a role in pathological lying, along with an abnormality in hormone-cortisol ratio.