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31% Of People Lie On Resumes, And 9 Other Surprising Truths About Lying

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If you say you’ve never told a lie, you’re lying.Whether it’s a small fib (“No honey, you don’t look fat”) or the type that will land you in prison, we all lie at some point.

Researchers and scientists have long been fascinated by our tendencies to distort the truth.

behavioural experts have found that infants begin to lie from as young as six months.

Source: The Telegraph

In a poll, 75% of women say they lie about money to boyfriends, husbands, and family members.

Over 60% of people felt they could wiggle out of their lies once discovered and not suffer the consequences.

13% of 1,500 respondents admitted they lied to researchers in the study that found this statistic

Source: Newsweek

Nearly 40% of folks said they have lied about following a doctor's treatment plan and 30% lied to their doctors about their diet and workout regimen.

Source: Newsweek

60% of people lie at least once during a 10-minute conversation.

Source: EurekaAlert

People are most likely to lie on the telephone rather than via e-mail, instant messaging or face-to-face conversations.

31% of people admit lying on a resume.

Men lie twice as much as women. On average, men tell six lies per day to their spouses and colleagues; women tell three.

Is it OK for entrepreneurs to lie? Read this and see if you agree:

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