Question: What kind of lies are acceptable?

What are acceptable lies?

Acceptable lies, often called white lies, are those that help others. We all make the lies we tell acceptable to ourselves, often saying to ourselves that they are white lies and done for expediency or to save face (whether or not this is true).

Is lie ever acceptable?

So while honesty is usually the best policy, there are exceptions. Just about all religions and belief systems, however, extol the virtue of honesty. So while its okay to lie, in most cases, its better to strive not to.

Are any lies acceptable in a relationship?

It may even be necessary to lie sometimes to avoid hurting your partners feelings. “Lying is quite common in relationships,” says Manhattan-based licensed clinical psychologist Joseph Cilona, PsyD. However, that doesnt mean some of those whoppers cant be damaging.

What mental illness causes lying?

Pathological lying is a symptom of various personality disorders, including antisocial, narcissistic, and histrionic personality disorders. Other conditions, such as borderline personality disorder, may also lead to frequent lies, but the lies themselves are not considered pathological.

How lies can destroy a relationship?

Perhaps the most obvious impact that lying has on a relationship is the erosion of trust one person has in the other. Whether like a storm that causes a landslide, or rain that slowly eats away at rock, lies can utterly change the landscape of a relationship and make it uninhabitable for one or both parties.

What to do if someone lies to you?

If you are certain you are being lied to, you can react in one out of four ways:You can do nothing. Maybe you are not winning much from calling someone out. Use humor – acknowledge the lie but give the liar a chance to admit without creating an awkward situation.Interrogate the defendant. Call them out.

What is the word for someone who constantly lies?

Pathological lying. Pathological lying, also known as mythomania and pseudologia fantastica, is the chronic behavior of compulsive or habitual lying. Unlike telling the occasional white lie to avoid hurting someones feelings or getting in trouble, a pathological liar seems to lie for no apparent reason.

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