Lying

Do you lie? Do others lie to you? Can you tell if someone is lying? Here are some signs. It says it’s for partners but when I looked at it, I thought it fit for anyone lying.

I’m not a good liar. In person, face to face, forget it. I fidget and stammer. I don’t even bother. The thing with lying isn’t just that one lie you told. But lies tend to take on their own lives and that’s the part I have a hard time keeping track of. If you lie to someone that you can’t go somewhere because you have other plans, you have to act like you have other plans. You know? I have a hard enough time keeping track of the truth!!…….I can’t even begin to keep track of the lies too.

What are your secrets to knowing if someone is lying? What are your secrets to telling a lie?

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5 Responses to Lying

  1. SKL says:

    Hmm, I notice nobody is coming on here to admit or deny lying.

    I’ll tell you the truth. I hate lying. I used to be almost 100% lie-free. But in the past couple of years, I’ve been willing to tell a few harmless lies to get “certain people” off my back. I don’t like it, but it’s a matter of survival, at least until I figure out how to get everything done in the time I have every day.

    I have no idea whether I’m a good liar. The only person I lie to is really gullible. I hate to say it, but it’s true. I’ve told her that. I’ve even told her that I sometimes tell her what she wants to hear and she’s foolish to believe it. But she doesn’t believe that. What can you do?

    I think I can usually sniff out a liar. Not only from the facial expressions, but because I have a good memory for what has been said and done before. And when you’re lying, often the dots don’t connect. If all I have to go on is the person’s behavior at the moment, I look for signs that the person is really desperate to change the subject or get me to stop looking them in the eye.

    My kids seem to be pretty good liars. I wish they weren’t. It’s hard to address the lying issue when you really aren’t sure. I can guess, but I don’t like to punish unless I’m sure.

    • Joy says:

      I’m not really sure why nobody commented on this. I thought we’d all have something to say on the subject but maybe people are busy??

      Gosh, you don’t think people really have lives do you?? I’ve been gone all day myself.

  2. Nikki says:

    I’m probably not very good at telling whether someone is lying or not, because I’m pretty gullible. I’ve been told that if someone answers in a question, they are probably lying. Also, if they can’t remember off hand, then they probably need time to remember the lie. Truth is easy to remember.

    I can’t say I never lie, little while lies. My grandma always told me, they are just as bad. But if anyone says, they never do, I don’t believe them!! I think they are lying! LOL

    Jason doesn’t lie to me (I don’t think so anyway) he has no need to. He’s a pretty straight shooter.

  3. starlaschat says:

    I thought that was a good link. I usually give people the benifit of the doubt until I catch them in a lie then I find it difficult not to question what they say often. Your right there is a lot less to remember when you tell the truth and don’t lie. I find some times it is difficult to tell the truth but worth it in the end. Being honest even when it is difficult. My Mom use to lie she told of few huge lies so I think I am extra sensitive to truth telling and being honest.

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