Different aspects of lies

2016-09-14 06:00

IN our daily life we find many chances where the evil in us makes us go against the good, and that causes us to lie.

What is a lie? A lie is a deliberate statement with intent to deceive. To mislead intentionally is fundamental to deception.

There are many types of lies. From the repeated use of any type of lie, one can usually learn about the defects in peoples personalities.

• A fantastic lie is one used in a situation where the liar unsuccessfully tries to convince his audience about some act or fact in which he was involved. He usually passed most of his mental life in the world of fantasy.

• An imitative lie is often repeated by children, who have to learn from their parents or older friends. Embellishments usually occur.

• An exaggerative lie is a pathological feature of someone who tries to make an event seem more convincing that it really is, for example although only four people were killed in a train accident. An exaggerative liar would narrate to friends that 12 people died. This is a serious delusion.

• A defensive lie is used in a situation where the liar attempts to escape punishment. This surely reflects an inability on the part of the liar to bear the consequences of his irresponsible action.

• An antagonistic lie is meant to prevent trouble. This is common in family relationships.

• A white lie is used as an ethical convention and social habit. “How are you?” “Fine”, when you both know that person has just failed his final exams.

Lastly no lies are tolerable so always develop the habit of speaking the truth, whatever the circumstances.

A.S.E. Ameen Mountain Rise

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