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What Happens When You Tell a Lie?



If you’ve spoken to someone for more than 10 minutes today, odds are that one of you was lying. If that person was your mother, the odds of lying increase dramatically.

From small fibs to huge, Hollywood-worthy tales of deception, lying is an enormous part of our lives. This infographic by Full Tilt Poker examines exactly how we lie — and how we feel about it afterward.

For example, in the last month, 15% of people admitted to telling a lie at the workplace. Of those, 59% didn’t feel guilty about it (“Printer jam? I had nothing to do with it”). The cultural expectation of lying varies depending on your job, as well: 94% of people expect politicians to lie in their work, as opposed to 27% for doctors. Read more…

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