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Why do you think people lie? 

53%
51 deviants said Because you are too good that people don't want to hurt you.
47%
45 deviants said Because they are too bad that they want to hurt you

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ZarboK Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2005   Interface Designer
i have chosen the first answer.
although, i believe it is a mix of both. some people lie to us 'cause they fear to hurt us. some lie 'cause them do wish to hurt us. :(
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ZarboK Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2005   Interface Designer
i believe it is a mix of both. some people lie to us 'cause they fear to hurt us. some lie 'cause them do wish to hurt us. :(
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poisoned-hopedbliss Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005
i voted TOo Bad
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tigaer Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
'lies' are a simple thing of 'self protection'. or... 'protection' at all - if it's not for you then for others. sometimes its just necessary. but generally one of these 'point of view' things.
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idmadj Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The definition of a lie lies on the definition of truth. The line between truth and lie can easily be blurred by communication.

Truth and lie come from the same thing. What makes truth good, and lies bad is the conception we've made of it because of our education.

If people lie, it's because they think it's the best choice for them at this exact moment.
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RSMRonda Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005  Professional General Artist
I don't care what reason people have for lying. It's, at the least, disrespectful. I never lie.
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IngenuousGlow Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
because lying happens *cringes* i didn't vote... i need at least a third option to choose from.... good people and bad people both lie, but in all reality there are no good or bad people... just.... people, souls. can a person ever say that they have truthfully never lied?
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e4st-c0re Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005
i want to choose both.. and even more.. cuz some people are just.... retarded.. and "E"-thugs~ eheh
they just want to sound or seem cool! and so instead of helping them with some nice critique, they just say.. "you suck" straight out.. i dont like that!!! their are people who tell white lies, and people that are just straight up nice and/or mean... :hug:
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garfield101 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i never knew... but for me people lie to me just to hurt me.... theyre all the same... i never found someone in my life who would lie for my good....
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wintergal Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005
Sometimes lying can be for a good cause and sometimes it's for a bad cause..
So, yea... :shrug: I choose neither of them..
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rucish Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
to avoid conflict
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shipiboconibo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
I wish I knew! Dishonesty is the only thing in life that can really get to me... :-\
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kaotic-sammii Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
one of my so called friends is notorious for the second option.
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UnhingedMouse0 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
Cant vote...

Both are true. Depends on the person and the situation.

My vote would be for both options...
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Tiegeodemon2 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
Depends on the situation and who. if you had both as an option, i wouldve voted.
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Myangelofmusic Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it depends...but still a lie its a lie...it can never be a good thing..
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big-dave Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
Afraid of the reaction of the other person to the truth, whether it be anger or hurt
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LeeG- Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
we lie to protect others, we lie to look good, we lie to protect ourselves and we lie because we are bored.
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rds- Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
because they don't want to get in trouble...
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veggieGEAR Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
Hmm this poll doesn't have the answer I want. The answer I was looking for is prosper...
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Logos4 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005   Digital Artist
All depends on the situation my friend...most often (in my experience) people tell "white lies" because the person in which they are lying to cant handle the truth...Now people tell more serious lies because they are afraid of the consequences that will come if they tell the truth. Its funny tho how the people who do that often get into more trouble then they would have if they told the truth....
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Ponce Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
second one, good ppl wont lie, if its a lie that makes some1 feel better, i mean whats the point they will find out sooner or later and then damage will be caused...


well unless ur parents tell u stories when ur little and create a fantasy world lol
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PlasmaX7 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
It definetely neither. The reason people lie does not have have to have a direct connection with you.
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skizo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005   Digital Artist
that's a hard thing. I really can't tell which one to pick up, and I just tell you what happened to me sometimes.


1 - cheated on my gf, realized that i didnt love her anymore and left her. she asked me for the reasons and as obvious I lied... you think it was good to tell her the truth?

2 - usually I tell the truth. I'm always true although even a simple and little harmless lie could avoid some pain. Now, am I a bad person because I make some people suffer, or I'm a good person because I tell the truth?

3 - this is not my case, but yet an example: somebody makes something kind of bad, takes remedy and avoids telling to another person what happened, although that person is supposed to know. now... that's a good person cause he took remedy without giving pain to the other one, or just a bad person cause he was afraid of the consequences and therefore lied?


Wise man once said that truth is relative. If you lie and act, think and make yourself believe that it is the truth, there's no lie left, only the truth everybody can see.... and trust this words, I experimented it.


Cant choose. Reasons are kind of obvious. Everything is relative. There are good people who lie because they don't want to hurt you, aswell as bad people who lie just because of the consequences the truth can have on them.

About the first case: most of the times you discover the truth by yourself and that hurts even more, because of pain of the fact, plus the pain caused by the person who lied to you, making you lose trust in them, although maybe they really did not to harm you. That is basically Why I simply decided to be true and as rude as jude.
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Rayvin Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005   Digital Artist
Whatever you do, don't call one of those radio talk show psyciatrists. Big mistake... public humiliation... Just move on with your life. It's the only way.
Some people lie because for them it's the natural thing to do. That's what they expect will happen to them so that's what they do to others. It's part of a world view.
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gravymonkey Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
Sometimes telling a little lie is just easier then the truth. But of course I'd rather hear the truth and be hurt then to hear a lie.
Some people just suck.
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oCeyx Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
The two options you gave make the reasons for lying seem too 'black and white'. There are/can be many reasons. Now, it's within those countless reasons that you will find the reasons given in your poll.
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kyoucho Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
because people are stupid. -_- and they want to hurt your feelings afterwards when they know fully well that lying would do that.

but i guess some lie for "good" reasons but hey it's still stupid nonetheless.
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darkarchmage Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
Sorry but I must say the world is cruel. Even the holy church lied to protect its own interests.

Life is a big competition. I just wish It wasn't.

and I donno... lying depends on each points of view ;)
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Nohbudy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
I have to say, that people dont care about everyone else. They are only doing it to protect their own.
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niteangel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
How selfish that is. :doh:
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SnowAngel- Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
A good person doesn't lie ;;
First option is tempting, but most lies are just to cover something up
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niteangel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
Indeed. Why do we need to cover things up? Or, why are there so many to cover up?
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SnowAngel- Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
The question is why do we need to cover things up.
I try to be low on the lying. I hate being lied against, I just want honesty.
But alot of people prefer a bliss of lies, to keep someone's appearance up.

But I always say that the truth will find you in the end =]
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niteangel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
Yeah. The truth will find you and that's what hurts. :doh:
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SnowAngel- Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005
Well thats my point exactly (^_^ ;; )
But so many people try and make the gamble of lying (T_T )
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Narfmaster Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Freewill for me too, man.
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kevka87 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
the third option: freewill :P
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relonic Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005   Digital Artist
truth is too dangerous
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:iconniteangel:
niteangel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
Should we then hide?
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relonic Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005   Digital Artist
depends on the situation i think..
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niteangel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
:doh:

SIGH maybe I am still too....inexperienced to determine the situations...
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sufflae Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
it just depends, because if u lie, the truth will catch up wit you oneday
(atm - ive jsut found out abt one of ma ex-gf's lies - i thought it was true at the time, but i still had some doubt- it turns out she WAS liein)
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niteangel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
I would try to be a bit humble and choose the second option.
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