all tell a fib or now and then COMPULSIVE LIES A PERSON who lies compulsively feels compelled to lie about
anything or everything, even when telling the truth is the easier option.
Even in his dispute with another publication, he couldn't resist throwing in a lie about
this publication's tireless reporting on what certainly ranks as one of the three largest frauds ever perpetrated in our state.
Other researchers have found that men were more inclined to lie about
money and alcohol/medicine than were women (Dreber & Johannesson, 2008; Ellingsen, Johannesson, Lilja, & Zetterqvist, 2009; Erat & Gneezy, 2011; Friesen & Gangadharan, 2012; Jensen et al., 2004; Pruckner & Sausgruber, 2013; Ross & Robertson, 2000).
While men ubiquitously lie about
their resumes and earning potential, women are more into social lies, mostly about physical appearances.
Sadly, the time they took to choose to lie about
their lying was not given.
The 5-, 6- and 7-year-olds who had been lied to were both more likely to cheat and then more likely to lie about
having done so, too.