Facts About Lying

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A ‘lie’ is an intentionally cooked up false statement received from a person, who is called a ‘liar’ and the process is termed as ‘lying’.  Being a social animal, the early humans realized the need for one another and in order to retain themselves within their nests, they created ‘lies’. This behavior propelled into successive generations but now with diversified needs. Lies are seemingly inconsequential decisions that our minds spew when it discovers its need to be protected. Although a plethora of reasons spring up to protect oneself, the consequence is that the liar is required to either carry the burden uncovered till the course of his life or get himself prepared to face the clutches of reality following the discovery of his actions.


Weaving a realistic lie demands a wholesome dedication and cognitive thinking into its basket. Tangling a lie is a tremendously difficult skill that can only be acquired. Hence the more we lie, the more we get better at it and strive to frequently establish it in the near future.


Lying is a complex event in the brain that amalgamates three processes in parallel. One, the frontal lobe is activated to dissolve the truth. Two, the limbic system is woken to shoot up the anxiety levels. Three, the temporal lobe pitches in to check if the ‘so called truth’ is in contrast with the fresh actual truth fetched from the memory.


Humans start lying at an early age of two and the frequency is for every 2 hours and the graph progresses at the age of 6 with the frequency of every 90 minutes.

Fact 4:

Scientists have uncovered that under the animal kingdom, all the animals are found ‘lie’ leaving the best position to Humans, the Homo sapiens.

Fact 5:

Human beings often find themselves in the lie soup when they try to keep up a relationship or in fear of losing their credibility amidst other people. More often these white lies are unsuccessful. About 54% of the time a person can find out when another person has lied to him.

Fact 6:

An average adult lies 10 or more times a week. It is a complete misconception that a liar can never look into your eyes; rather they look directly into the listeners eyes without blinking to acquire control.

Fact 7:

Lie detectors don’t work; there is nothing such as a truth serum that will make a person speak only the truth as shown in the movies.

Fact 8:

One among the most interesting category of liars is the pathological liars. They are the best liars who exhibit no signs of worry about the consequences of their lie. They believe in their mind that their lie was the truth that happened; as a result end up being convincing liars.

Fact 9:

Another fascinating set of liars are the compulsive liars who lie at the first given opportunity, on a regular basis, with no solid justification for their acts. These liars are said to be victims of childhood abuse wherein lying was once necessary for their emotional well being.

Fact 10:

According to a “Science of Honesty” study presented at the American Psychological Association’s, sticking to the truth even when tempted to lie was found to improve both mental and physical health of people.

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