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It’s impossible to come up with all the possible motives for people’s deception. However, the most common reason for lying is to avoid punishment for both children and adults. Avoiding shame, protecting ourselves or others, and preserving privacy are also popular reasons. The most prevalent reason people tell large lies, regardless of their age, is to avoid punishment, whether it’s a speeding ticket or getting grounded. It is possible to lose freedom, money, a profession, a love, a reputation or even one’s life in the event of the discovery of a severe falsehood. Only in the most serious of falsehoods, where the liar risks punishment if detected, may lies be tracked back to a person’s demeanor, including their facial expressions, bodily gestures, gaze, voice, or words. When a person is under threat, their emotions are strained, which can lead to changes in behavior that disclose the truth. In everyday life, there are no consequences or incentives for lying, so it’s easy to get away with it. When a person tells a big lie, they’re trying to cover up the fact that they broke a law or exceeded an explicit expectation. He who broke curfew might stay out later; the early riser is in a hurry since his alarm went off and he didn’t press it. While in a hotel room with an unnamed lover, this man’s spouse alleges the phone at his place of employment was turned off while the man was pretending to be working late. If challenged, the rulebreaker decides that he or she will lie to cover up the cheating in each of these scenarios. A excellent grade on an exam could have been achieved without cheating, but it would have needed more effort.

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