Why Lying Hurts So Much

Posted by on Sep 27, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Lying Hurts So Much

Being deceived can have a significant impact on ability to trust, identity, and overall well-being, writes psychology professor Susan Whitbourne. When someone in a position of power lies to you, particularly if for personal gain, the resulting disaffection with both them and the institution they represent can lead to loss of faith in yourself. The following suggestions can help you preserve your ability to trust after someone’s deception. Finding someone you admire with unquestionable integrity can make you feel better and more productive. Similarly, looking for people who make you feel good, giving your trust to those who will defend you, and seeking out those you respect are good ways to keep your trust alive.

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