Ron hubbard 2013-05-16 04:53:53
A little while back, someone asked the good question, “why do people
lie?” I would like to ask, why do liars always get all huffy and
offended when they are called liars; when it’s obvious that they are
liars. Does anyone have any insight into this?
Addiss 2013-05-16 04:54:04
In message <2v0mdnF2h5mb6U2@uni-berlin.de>, Ron Hubbard
Liars don’t hate to be called liars, because; lies are presented within
preferred contextual/relative truths.
(The huffy people you mention, are probably offended by your self
Alf 2013-05-16 04:54:43
Could it be because of Cognitive dissonance?
They hold 2 beliefs:
I am lying
liars are bad
So when you expose their lies there is a conflict in their belierfs,
they deny the negative one (I am lying) and get offended that you would
even imply that.
Neal robertson 2013-05-16 04:54:57
would you believe the liar that told you?
Ron hubbard 2013-05-16 04:55:33
That’s a pretty reasonable explanation. Self-delusion…