Lying

Author: Sam Harris

Publisher: Four Elephants Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 108

View: 376

As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption—even murder and genocide—generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie. In Lying, best-selling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie. He focuses on "white" lies—those lies we tell for the purpose of sparing people discomfort—for these are the lies that most often tempt us. And they tend to be the only lies that good people tell while imagining that they are being good in the process.

Tips on How to Stop Lying

Author: M. Usman

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 37

View: 914

Table of Contents Preface How To Spot A Liar Chapter #1: Lie Spotting Chapter #2: Patterns of Deception Chapter #3: Identifying Deception Hot Spots Why Humans Lie and How To Stop Chapter #4: Why We Lie The Pattern Behind Self Deception Conclusion Photo Links About the Author Publisher Preface I want to thank you for downloading the book, “How To Stop Lying." With this book you'll be able to do away with the enslaving negative habit of lying: You'll be able to stop this habit which more often than not, prevents you from realizing your true potential and achievements in life. As much as you may not believe it, but the roots of the trait of lying start right after we are born, when as a child you decide to falsely alarm your mother of father because you seek some attention, thus you decide to cry aloud or do something more dramatic, like scream in order to get their attention. Lying is a trait that we develop by our own selves as we grow older; it involves both actions as well as words. This book is an ultimate guide that introduces you to the world of lying which you can be sure will help you understand why you need to do away with this habit if you are to realize any great achievement or real success in your life. Just like any process in life, we all know that developing something worthwhile in life requires a step by step process; the same ideology also applies when you want to break a certain habit that is pulling you back in life. This process is made effective when one follows a set of positive guidelines thoroughly. It’s no secret that much of what we do or say in life can either build us or break us and the truth is that, it is within your power to shape the kind of life that you want; if you are determined to stop telling lies and turn back to truth and positivity, then that is also possible, but only if you are determined. The first step to making a difference in our lives is by changing our habits and most importantly our thoughts because these usually influence the paths we take. Much of what lying does is to simply scheme your way to achieve a specific objective and ensuring that you actually avoid any trace of truth whilst you're at it. The main aim of this book is to ensure that you have a clear understanding how the negative habit of lying actually affects you; it also enlightens you on how you can effectively get rid of this dissolute, self-indulgent habit. A habit is referred to as a routine or behaviour that a person repeats regularly and in most cases occurs unconsciously. It is generally a fixed way of thinking, feeling, and is usually acquired through repetition. At times we never really know what we could be doing wrong but when you take some time and analyze yourself you will realize that there are some habits that may be a real drawback in you making progress in life, lying is one such habit. The best way to get rid of a habit is by removing it completely from your daily routine until every part of you gets used to its needlessness and then it’ll slowly begins to fade away naturally. This book will take you through several elements that are going to be very beneficial as it covers all that you need to know when it comes to the trait of deception. We live in a world that is full of liars and circumstances or situations that force us to lie at times but one can decide to avoid this path of lies, as it only leads to more lies; through positivity, it is the hope of the author that the reader will be able to live a more fulfilling and satisfying life that is not deceit-driven. It is also the hope of the author that you will be able to go through this book and understand all that is laid out for you because this book offers a life changing experience for you.

Lie the Liar

Author: Kristina Circelli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 456

The truth is just one lie away. Augustus Jones always dreamed of becoming a famous actor, but the closest he’s come is he once led the infamous Tessa Taylor on a ghost tour. But when he’s forced to enter the house that allegedly haunted Tessa, everything changes. Stories told in jest suddenly become real. Treasures previously lost manifest themselves before his eyes. Everything Augustus ever wanted is at his fingertips—but it’s being granted by a dark force that threatens to take over his soul. The life Augustus has always dreamed of is just one lie away—all he has to do is say it.

How to Spot a Liar

Why People Don't Tell the Truth ... and How You Can Catch Them: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition

Author: Gregory Hartley

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 344

View: 839

Lying

Moral Choice in Public and Private Life

Author: Sissela Bok

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

View: 354

Is it ever all right to lie? A philosopher looks at lying and deception in public and private life—in government, medicine, law, academia, journalism, in the family and between friends. Lying is a penetrating and thoughtful examination of one of the most pervasive yet little discussed aspects of our public and private lives. Beginning with the moral questions raised about lying since antiquity, Sissela Bok takes up the justifications offered for all kinds of lies—white lies, lies to the sick and dying, lies of parents to children, lies to enemies, lies to protect clients and peers. The consequences of such lies are then explored through a number of concrete situations in which people are involved, either as liars or as the victims of a lie.

Liar Detector

How to Tell if Someone is Lying and Make them Tell the Truth

Author: Instafo

Publisher: Instafo

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 62

View: 266

Become A Human Lie And Truth Detector Lying is an ingrained instinct. Humans learn to lie by the age of three and just keep on lying into adulthood. On average, people will lie 3 times or more in a ten minute conversation with a stranger or acquaintance. Does this sound unbelievable? Or maybe, you just don’t know how to spot the lies. There are many types of lies in this world: little white lies, big lies, small lies, omissions, exaggerations, and unconscious lies. Everyone lies at some point in their life. However, some people do it more often than others. It can lead to an immense amount of frustration when dealing with habitually dishonest people. It may be a teenager that you suspect isn’t telling the entire truth about their late-night out or a co-worker is constantly bragging about achievements that you doubt they completed. You may have a relative that always denies what they said at that last family gathering or maybe you just want your spouse to tell you what they actually think about your newest sweater. Regardless of the circumstances, there are often many everyday situations that make you want to know the complete truth. But how does one go about finding out if someone is actually lying? Most people can only successfully spot a lie about 50% of the time. Many people also think that only polygraphs can tell when people are lying. But what if you could become a human polygraph? What if you could tell if someone was lying simply by the way they said something or the facial expression they used? If this sounds like an appealing prospect, strap yourself into the lie detector's chair with the "Liar Detector." In this guide you’ll learn: * Psychological motives behind lying * Physical body language of falsehoods * Verbal cues to pick up lies in one's words * Subtleties to spot dishonesty in the digital age * Guidelines on when and how to confront the fibber * Strategies to both detect the lie and draw out the truth * Applications for confidence in lie detection and confrontation * And much more! By learning these new techniques, you can embolden yourself with new lie-detecting skills and become a real-life human lie detector to detect all kinds of deceptions from those around you.

The Shameless Liar's Guide

Author: Duke Christoffersen

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 112

View: 215

Let's face it, you're going to lie. Now, for the first time, there's a book to help you get good at it. (If you're saying you're going to STOP lying, then you're just lying to yourself.) This hilarious manual takes you through: --The five laws of lying well (Law #1: Don't feel bad about lying, feel bad about the bad things you do that you have to lie about) --Preparing your conscience in advance --The ABCDE's of lying --The importance of knowing when to lie (even more important than knowing HOW to lie) --How to know when someone is lying to you --And much more... The Shameless Liar's Guide is the first in a series of Anti-Self-Help books, dedicated to helping readers get in touch with their inner inadequacies and to accept, feel good about and laugh at their inherent human flaws.

Lying

A Critical Analysis

Author: Warren A. Shibles

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 242

View: 292

Tips on How to Stop Lying

Author: M. Usman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 38

View: 820

Table of Contents Preface How To Spot A Liar Chapter #1: Lie Spotting Chapter #2: Patterns of Deception Chapter #3: Identifying Deception Hot Spots Why Humans Lie and How To Stop Chapter #4: Why We Lie The Pattern Behind Self Deception Conclusion Photo Links About the Author Publisher Preface I want to thank you for downloading the book, "How To Stop Lying." With this book you'll be able to do away with the enslaving negative habit of lying: You'll be able to stop this habit which more often than not, prevents you from realizing your true potential and achievements in life. As much as you may not believe it, but the roots of the trait of lying start right after we are born, when as a child you decide to falsely alarm your mother of father because you seek some attention, thus you decide to cry aloud or do something more dramatic, like scream in order to get their attention. Lying is a trait that we develop by our own selves as we grow older; it involves both actions as well as words. This book is an ultimate guide that introduces you to the world of lying which you can be sure will help you understand why you need to do away with this habit if you are to realize any great achievement or real success in your life. Just like any process in life, we all know that developing something worthwhile in life requires a step by step process; the same ideology also applies when you want to break a certain habit that is pulling you back in life. This process is made effective when one follows a set of positive guidelines thoroughly. It's no secret that much of what we do or say in life can either build us or break us and the truth is that, it is within your power to shape the kind of life that you want; if you are determined to stop telling lies and turn back to truth and positivity, then that is also possible, but only if you are determined. The first step to making a difference in our lives is by changing our habits and most importantly our thoughts because these usually influence the paths we take. Much of what lying does is to simply scheme your way to achieve a specific objective and ensuring that you actually avoid any trace of truth whilst you're at it. The main aim of this book is to ensure that you have a clear understanding how the negative habit of lying actually affects you; it also enlightens you on how you can effectively get rid of this dissolute, self-indulgent habit. A habit is referred to as a routine or behaviour that a person repeats regularly and in most cases occurs unconsciously. It is generally a fixed way of thinking, feeling, and is usually acquired through repetition. At times we never really know what we could be doing wrong but when you take some time and analyze yourself you will realize that there are some habits that may be a real drawback in you making progress in life, lying is one such habit. The best way to get rid of a habit is by removing it completely from your daily routine until every part of you gets used to its needlessness and then it'll slowly begins to fade away naturally. This book will take you through several elements that are going to be very beneficial as it covers all that you need to know when it comes to the trait of deception. We live in a world that is full of liars and circumstances or situations that force us to lie at times but one can decide to avoid this path of lies, as it only leads to more lies; through positivity, it is the hope of the author that the reader will be able to live a more fulfilling and satisfying life that is not deceit-driven. It is also the hope of the author that you will be able to go through this book and understand all that is laid out for you because this book offers a life changing experience for you.

Why Leaders Lie

The Truth about Lying in International Politics

Author: John J. Mearsheimer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 142

View: 552

Presents an analysis of the lying behavior of political leaders, discussing the reasons why it occurs, the different types of lies, and the costs and benefits to the public and other countries that result from it, with examples from the recent past.

How to Spot a Liar, Revised Edition

Why People Don't Tell the Truth...and How You Can Catch Them

Author: Gregory Hartley

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 364

Ever caught a spouse, business partner, parent, boss, or child brazenly lying? What if you could tell someone was lying, just by listening and observing? Let decorated military interrogator Gregory Hartley show you how to do it. How to Spot a Liar was the first book to give you the tools to figure out what’s really going on—to gain the upper hand in salary negotiation, move a prospective client toward the outcome you desire, or find out why you need to end a business or personal relationship. This newly revised edition delves deeper into how and why people lie. In it, the authors respond directly to reader requests for more details on reading and using body language to your advantage. Who needs How to Spot a Liar? Anyone with a cheating spouse or manipulative boss. Anyone conducting job interviews or cold-calling prospective customers. Anyone who has teenagers at home or works on Capitol Hill. Anyone whose success and happiness depends on clear communication with others. And anyone who wants to become just a bit more inscrutable, in business, in life...even at the poker table!

When Your Lover Is a Liar

Healing the Wounds of Deception and Betrayal

Author: Susan Forward

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 667

Have you ever been lied to by a lover? In this straightforward and supportive book, therapist Susan Forward profiles the wide variety of liars, shows you how to deal with the lies -- from the benign to the lethal -- that these men spin, and gives practical strategies to stop them before they ruin your relationship and, ultimately, your life. Once you find out the truth about your lover and his lies, what do you do? Forward offers practical, proven, step-by-step methods for healing the wounds caused by his deception and betrayal. She provides all the communication and behavioral techniques you need to deal with a lover's lies, telling you exactly what to say, when and how to respond to his reactions, and how to present your requirements for staying in the relationship. With understanding and compassion, she helps you decide whether your relationship can be saved and shows you how to move beyond doubt and regret if you feel that it can't. But whether you stay or go, you can learn to love and trust again.

A Pack of Lies

Towards a Sociology of Lying

Author: J. A. Barnes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

View: 358

Defining lies as statements that are intended to deceive, this book considers the contexts in which people tell lies, how they are detected and sometimes exposed, and the consequences for the liars themselves, their dupes, and the wider society. The author provides examples from a number of cultures with distinctive religious and ethical traditions, and delineates domains where lying is the norm, domains that are ambiguous and the one domain (science) that requires truthtelling. He refers to experimental studies on children that show how, at an early age, they acquire the capactiy to lie and learn when it is appropriate to do so. He reviews how lying has been evaluated by moralists, examines why we do not regard novels as lies and relates the human capacity to lie to deceit among other animal species. He concludes that although there are, in all societies, good pragmatic reasons for not lying all the time, there are also strong reasons for lying some of the time.

The Liar in Your Life

The Way to Truthful Relationships

Author: Robert Feldman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 236

In The Liar in Your Life, psychology professor Robert Feldman, one of the world's leading authorities on deception, draws on his immense body of knowledge to give fresh insights into how and why we lie, how our culture has become increasingly tolerant of deception, the cost it exacts on us, and what to do about it. His work is at once surprising and sobering, full of corrections for common myths and explanations of pervasive oversimplifications. Feldman examines marital infidelity, little white lies, career-driven resumé lies, and how we teach children to lie. Along the way, he reveals-despite our beliefs to the contrary- how it is nearly impossible to spot a liar (studies have shown no relationship between nervousness, lack of eye contact, or a trembling voice, and acts of deception). He also provides startling evidence of just how integral lying is to our culture; indeed, his research shows that two people, meeting for the first time, will lie to each other an average of three times in the first ten minutes of a conversation. Feldman uses this discussion of deception to explore ways we can cope with infidelity, betrayal, and mistrust, in our friends and family. He also describes the lies we tell ourselves: Sometimes, the liar in your life is the person you see in the mirror. With incisive clarity and wry wit, Feldman has written a truthful book for anyone who whose life has been touched by deception.

The Pathological Liar

An Essential Guide to Understanding Compulsive Lying Disorder, What Goes on in the Head of a Pathological Liar, and How to Get Them ... (Pathological Lying, Compulsive Lying)

Author: Debbie Welsch

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 70

View: 563

We've all lied one point or another in our life. Perhaps it was to avoid embarrassment, to avoid hurting a person's feelings, out of sheer convenience, or for another reason with generally innocent intent. However, there are people out there who lie habitually, intentionally deceiving others without remorse. These people are known as "Pathological Liars." Oftentimes, the tendency to lie is so deeply entrenched in a pathological liar's personality that the lies become interwoven with reality such that even he himself believes them! If you know a person like this, or worse, if you're stuck in a familial or romantic relationship with one, it's only normal for your frustration level to skyrocket on a regular basis when you feel like you're constantly being lied to. In fact, living with a pathological liar can be emotionally dangerous. You can't trust or rely on them, and with such a lack of trust, it's impossible to forge a meaningful, honest, and fruitful relationship. I'm sure you're wondering by now, "So, can anything be done about this?!?" Fortunately, the answer is "Yes!" Although it can seem like a gargantuan task, with a little bit of understanding and a lot of effort, it is possible to turn the habitual liar in your life into an honest individual that you can finally trust. This book is designed to help you understand exactly what compulsive lying disorder is all about, including how pathological liars think in their own minds. And most importantly, it will also provide you with a framework within which you can learn to cope and help force them to stop lying to you altogether. So if this sounds appealing, then grab this book now and let's get started!

The Concise Book of Lying

Author: Evelin Sullivan

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 334

View: 591

One bright morning in the third century B.C. the philosopher Diogenes set out with a lantern in search of an honest man. His doomed gesture makes the point clear: in some way or another, we are all liars. In The Concise Book of Lying, professor Sullivan tackles this most pervasive of sins, using history and mythology, anecdote and analysis to shed light—pace the first cynic—on our long relationship with deception. The book opens with a cross-cultural survey of the important—and ambiguous—role lying plays in a wealth of early texts and stories, from the Bible to myths about those most inventive liars, tricksters. A Burton of deception, Sullivan asks what motivates people to lie; what mechanisms are involved in creating an effective lie; and what the costs are once we've decided to commit one. Society, dependent on truth telling, has responded with countermeasures, from the medieval "ordeal" to the dubious lie detector test, but the fact is that millennia of practice have made us experts at deceit. Touching on philosophy, literature, history, and psychology, The Concise Book of Lying is an erudite tour of the twilit realm of trickery.

The Art of the Lie

How the Manipulation of Language Affects Our Minds

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 210

This book shows how language can be used strategically to manipulate beliefs.From Machiavelli to P. T. Barnum to Donald Trump, many have perfected the art of strategically using language to gain the upper hand, set a tone, change the subject, or influence people's beliefs and behaviors. Language--both words themselves and rhetorical tactics such as metaphor, irony, slang, and humor--can effectively manipulate the minds of the listener. In this book, Marcel Danesi, a renowned linguistic anthropologist and semiotician, looks at language that is used not to present arguments logically or rationally, but to "move" audiences in order to gain their confidence and build consensus. He demonstrates that through language techniques communicators can not only sway opinions but also shape listeners' very perception of reality. He assesses how the communicative environment in which the art of the lie unfolds--such as on social media or in emotionally-charged gatherings--impacts the results.Danesi also investigates why lies are often accepted as valid. Artful lying fits in with an Internet society that is largely disinterested in what is true and what is false and in which attention is often given to speech that is entertaining or persuasive. Have we become immune to lies because of a social media discourse shaped by untruths? In an electronic age where facts are deemed irrelevant and conspiracies are accorded as much credibility as truths, this book discusses the implications of lying and language for the future of belief, ethics, and American democracy itself.

You Can't Lie to Me

The Revolutionary Program to Supercharge Your Inner Lie Detector and Get to the Truth

Author: Janine Driver

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 563

Janine Driver was trained as a lie detection expert for the ATF, FBI, and the CIA and is a New York Times bestselling author (You Say More Than You Think). Now she makes a powerful and incontrovertible declaration: You Can’t Lie to Me. Driver—who is known in professional circles as “the Lyin’ Tamer” and has demonstrated her world-renowned expertise on such programs as The Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show, and Nancy Grace—now offers readers essential tools that will enable them to detect deceptions, recognize a liar, and ultimately improve their lives. For readers of Never Be Lied to Again by David Lieberman and anyone worried about the possibility of cheating partners, devious co-workers, lying employees, or ubiquitous con men, You Can’t Lie to Me will help you uncover the truth in any situation while giving you the skills you need to keep yourself happy, your family safe, and your business protected.

Lying

An Augustinian Theology of Duplicity

Author: Paul J. Griffiths

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 254

View: 838

Most people would agree that compulsive lying is a "sickness." In his provocative Lying, Paul Griffiths suggests that consistent truth telling might evoke a similar response. After all, isn't unremitting honesty often associated with stupidity, insanity, and fanatical sainthood? Drawing from Augustine's writings, and contrasting them with the work of other Christian and non-Christian thinkers, Griffiths deals with the two great questions concerning lying: What is it to lie? When, if ever, should or may a lie be told? Examining Augustine's answers to these questions, Griffiths grapples with the difficulty of those answers while rendering them more accessible. With rhetorical savvy Augustine himself would applaud, Griffiths aims to "seduce" rather than argue his readers into agreement with Augustine. Augustine's historically significant, characteristically Christian, and undeniably radical thoughts on lying ignite Griffiths's searching discussion of this challenging and crucial topic. Marvelously erudite and energetic, Lying will draw Augustine enthusiasts, students of ethics, and anyone who is committed to living a more honest life.

Heart of a Liar

Author: Ella Miles

Publisher: Ella Miles

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 527

He's a liar. I know that. It's why I broke up with him almost two years ago. But when he walked into my veterinarian clinic, my heart forgot all about his lies. Instead, it ached for him. Begging my body to take him back. And Luca knows how to make me come alive in a way no other man can. I need to stay away from him. But somehow one sexy grin and I'll do anything he wants. First, I'll have him. Just one last time to get him out of my system. And then, I'll kick him to the curb. I just hope this time I can survive his lies. Should be easy since I don't plan on keeping him around long enough to hear them. But what if his lies are hiding a secret that I was never supposed to know? Unforgivable Series: Heart of a Thief Heart of a Liar Heart of a Prick