Have you ever lied? Does lying make you feel secured? Have you ever thought why or what makes you lie? Could there be potential reasoning behind lying? Let us have a psychological view point on lying.
This is now you know and, in this video, we are going to tell you why do we lie?
1. To avoid punishment
Of the several reasons, the topmost reason behind lying is to avoid punishment. People fear punishment be it small or large, physical or mental, insulting or confining and they can do every possible thing to avoid it. Even a 2-year-old child nods in "NO" when asked who broke the vase?
2. To avoid embarrassment
The next thing everyone wants to avoid is embarrassment. Self-respect and ego are two big shot players in our psyche that compel us to lie to avoid embarrassment. The first thing people do after falling down is to check who was watching rather than taking care of themselves or so.
3. To gain praise
Often in the wake of gaining praises and likes, we resort to lying. What cannot be earned genuinely can be done by lying. I know that cake you said you baked was your mother's craft!
4. To gain control
Controlling things or people or situations is one of the reasons people tell lies. But this is an extremely dangerous tact which generally does not have good intentions at the end. If there is even slightest of the suspect a person doing this you, just back-off, get out of that place or run.
5. To maintain privacy
Privacy is very precious to people and it should be. However, you can always find some poky noses, overly concerned relatives and peeking neighbors everywhere. People usually resort to lying when they know they can't or don't want to tell the truth and avoid an awkward situation. Of course, we know who were you talking to over the phone!