The 15 Most Common Lies

There are a lot of reasons people LIE – anything from not wanting to hurt someone’s feelings, to not wanting to implicate themselves in a crime.

Most of them are “little white lies” that are mundane or even unnecessary, because the other person may not care, or may realize it’s a lie anyway.

In a new survey, 42% of people say they think their little lies are CONVINCING.  Another 42% admit that a lie has come back to haunt them.  And 51% of people say they feel guilty when they don’t tell the truth, even for something small.

The survey also produced a list of the 15 most common lies.  They are:

1.  “I forgot.”

2.  “I’ll do it tomorrow.”

3.  “I am listening.”

4.  “I’m busy then.”

5.  “Nice to see you.”

6.  “I haven’t got any change.”

7.  “I’ve got no money.”

8.  “I got stuck in traffic.”

9.  “Don’t know what happened there.”

10.  Not disclosing the ACTUAL price of something you bought.

11.  “I’m not feeling well.”

12.  “I’m looking forward to seeing you.”

13.  “That meal was nice.”

14.  “I’ve got a headache.”

15.  “The email went into my junk folder.”

How many of these would YOU admit to using?

 

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