Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South East Asia
@LALoner: come to think of it, what you said may be true. I have never thought of it that way before though, mainly because every time i lie, it happens so fast that i was sure there were no thinking involved. I meant i am not sure if i am smart enough to reason it the way you did and yet, i did lie anyway.
@ QuietBoy99: I cannot recall ever making up lies during job interviews so i would say no to your questions. Thinking back, i have never lied during job interviews, performance appraisals, school work related stuffs. Seems like i only lie about absolutely trivial things, not the stuff that can lead to serious consequences, or at least stuff that i think has the potential to. I still remembered that i refused to follow my career counselor's suggestions when she asked me to exaggerate more on my resume. I can understand her concern because it was completely unimpressive but could not do it anyway.
This is also what bother me the most. I meant if i lie to get a job, to get a promotion, then i can totally understand it and will know what is wrong, what needs to be fixed. Instead, i only lie about things that really does not matter at all. And the only one who stands to lose anything from those lies will be me and just me, as far as i can tell. So why in the world do i do that? Am i insane?