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How honest are you?

Asked by MoxieGal (358points) August 9th, 2010

Would you tell your girlfriend, “Yes, your butt does look big in those pants”. Would you tell your boyfriend, “No, the sex really wasn’t that good”. How honest are you? Are you brutal or do you keep the peace with little white lies? Is it hard for you to lie or does it come natural?

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jerv's avatar

I rarely lie (if I said “never”, then that would be a lie!) but I do tend to keep quiet around those whom I do not wish to offend. Those who know me know to take that silence as tactful disapproval.

Jude's avatar

I have been known to tell a white lie or two. For the most part, though, I’m honest (brutally so at times).

Haleth's avatar

Less honest than most. I think maybe most people feel guilty about the act of lying itself. I only feel guilty if the lie actually hurts somebody, and it’s very easy for me to lie convincingly. The only reason I refrain from lying is because most people think it’s wrong, and telling the truth seems like the normal human behavior.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Ditto on the brutally honest. Being honest doesn’t mean that I go around blurting out hurtful things, I’m capable of keeping my mouth shut. But if you really want the truth, I’m usually more than willing to give it.

daytonamisticrip's avatar

I don’t lie to friends at all, not even online ones. i don’t lie to strangers. whenever i tell a story about something that happened i don’t exaggerate the smallest detail no matter who i’m talking to. The only people i lie to is my mom and brother. When i lie i am perfect, some would say a natural at it. It sometimes scares me how i can so flawlessly trick them. I haven’t been caught in a lie once.

YARNLADY's avatar

I don’t believe in lying, but I know when to keep my mouth shut.

daytonamisticrip's avatar

hell ya .If someone has a gun to my head i won’t snitch.

ucme's avatar

Too honest, way too much. I can’t keep my gob shut see. The wife always wangles shit out of me sooner or later.

mammal's avatar

Tactfully, quietly, gently, humbly, encouragingly, helpfully, firmly and savagely, but not necessarily in that order.

Coloma's avatar

I am very honest, it’s all about being authentic and lying is the antithesis of authenticity.

To lie to another you first have to lie to yourself to justify your lying.

Of course I have told a few white lies in my life, to claim otherwise would be dishonest, but…being honest has always come very naturally to me and I am grateful to be able to say that I have never harmed another with dishonesty.

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