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10 curious facts about the lie

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Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny - Reporter at The European Times News

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No matter when it is told, however, a lie is a lie. In different cultures it is considered an immoral duty or a sin, and for modern man it is more an insult to the individual. Sometimes it can be a signal of a person’s inability to control the responsibility that follows from actions.

And now see 10 interesting facts about the lie and its “essence”:

The eyes of the liar

One of the most common claims about liars is that their eyes are constantly streaked and do not hold their gaze while telling a lie. However, it turns out that we cannot rely on this method. A group of psychologists conducted a study in which they monitored two groups of people – those who tell the truth and those who lie. They came to the conclusion that there is not much difference in the colour of the eyes in the two groups.

Lie “detector”

The lie detector measures the level of stress and anxiety. The data on the device is based on a person’s heart rate and blood pressure, but there are people who can mislead him. However, only 4% are those who manage to deceive modern polygraphs. It is, regardless the trust some authorities put into it, not trustable at all, as the machine is not able to differentiate between a lie or the stress a person has when wrongly accused or when the person has a trauma with a related issue capable of making him nervous, therefore, not only useless but a misleading and not scientific.

To lie to yourself

Often liars are able to believe their own lies. Research shows that copyists during the exam are more likely to overestimate themselves, no matter that they did not use their own knowledge.

A lie from lack of time

Researchers from the University of Amsterdam conducted a study, according to which most of the lies are provoked by the lack of sufficient time. People who have time to think when making decisions are less likely to lie.

The most lying country in the world

A survey of 15 countries found China to be the most false country. The Chinese tend to lie to gain financial gain. As for the number of lies told – the Turks turned out to be the leaders.

Children and lies

Children learn to lie almost at the same time as they talk. In most cases, this is not a deliberate lie, but dictated by answering a pattern of similar questions. Also, children’s imagination makes them believe their own lies.

Lying and evolution

Lying is one of the main factors in human evolution (as well as of problems and unhappiness). According to psychologist Robert Wright, the more developed the communication system, the more people lie in society [hard to believe, since truth makes people free].

Men, women and lies

Men lie much more often than women. After a study, Professor Karen Payne concluded that men tell almost twice as many lies a year as women. Also, women regret the lies told in 80% of cases. This applies only to 70% of the stronger sex.

Mythomania or Munchausen’s Syndrome

It is a disease in which a person has a constant need to lie. With the help of lies, he creates his own reality and even sincerely believes in his lies.

Spontaneous and planned lie

Lies can be spontaneous and planned. The spontaneous deceiver can be recognized by his posture or gestures, while the professional in lies can easily deceive us.


Despite all the above, there is nothing more rewarding than being a trustable person, true to yourself and others, without attempting to hurt others with “truth”.

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