Marilee J. Layman (mjlayman) wrote,
Marilee J. Layman
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People Who Lie Are More Popular

The Monday psych column in the WashPost tends to be interesting, but this one is more than usual.

Experiments have found that ordinary people tell about two lies every 10 minutes, with some people getting in as many as a dozen falsehoods in that period. More interestingly -- and Libby might see this as the silver lining if he is found guilty -- Feldman also found that liars tend to be more popular than honest people. (Ever notice how popular politicians somehow change their minds on controversial issues such as the war in Iraq at the exact moment that public opinion on those issues changes?)
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