Research Reveals the Most Common Reasons People Lie

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It is not always the case that lying and deception are malicious, immoral or unethical; in fact, often people lie for altruistic reasons. A recent study conducted by McArthur et al. has identified the most common motivations for lying, which are altruistic purposes, keeping personal information secret, and avoiding being judged. Furthermore, the research found that our personality traits can be used to predict lying and deceptive behaviour, with those low on conscientiousness and high on impulsiveness being more prone to lying. Read full article here

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