I generally share my pieces at the end of the month and over at a page on this portfolio devoted to Womanista, but the latest piece I wrote was actually one I enjoyed writing and researching. At one point or another, we’ve been lied to or know someone who’s been lying to us. Of course, the emotional repercussions of a lie are monumentally hurtful, especially if it’s committed by a partner that we’ve devoted so much of our time to. To help you spot a liar and reclaim your respect, I share reliable ways to catch them dead in their tracks and how you can confront them.
While plenty of relationships are built on trust, sometimes people tell lies in an effort to get what they want. Sure, it’d be easier to spot if all liars turned into Pinocchio at the end of the day, but sadly that isn’t the case.
In a University of Massachusetts study, researchers discovered 60% of adults can’t have a ten minute conversation without lying, averaging three lies per every 10 minute session. Those numbers are not only shocking, but seemingly worse for those whose parents were compulsively lying growing up. According to Psychology Today, by the age of four, 90% of children have grasped this sneaky distrustful concept, and it only gets worse from there.
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