Reasons People Lie When They Donít Need To
- Psychology Today.
This may seem like an odd place to put this, but y'all know why it's here. Lying can be a pathology, the go-to for certain personality types. Of course, our current White House occupant is the most relevant example of the "pathological" liar. But understanding the basis for this pathology is relevant to our treatment of him.
"Believe it or not, their lying makes some sense, when you look at it through their eyes." So let's try that:
The lie does matter ... to them. The number one reason people lie when it just doesnít matter is because they actually do think it matters.
Remember Sean Spicer's first press conference? So many people wondered why he would so insistently prevaricate over something so obvious. It wasn't really him, it was his boss. Unless you acknowledge that he lied to avoid being immediately fired. Here are some others:Telling the truth feels like giving up control.
Itís not a lie to them.
They want it to be true.
Don't these all sounds familiar? So, legitimate query: Why is a psychological exam not part of the mandatory physical?