Friday, May 8, 2009

Why do we lie?

There are probably as many alleged "reasons" as there are people. But in the simplest of terms, they all fall into one or more of three groups: fear, greed and hate.

1. Fear of being rejected, and fear of losing something [greed]
2. Fear of conflict
3. Greed
4. Fear of being unpopular
5. Self-protection, Fear of Truth
6. Involuntary Social Flattery:
7. Self-protection through greed and selfishness.