Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Are there more liars around than say 50 yrs ago?


For some reason, I have the notion that people in the Middle West lie less than people elsewhere--they are more bedrock honest or something. Probably not true, but I think that.

Certainly most of our politicians are now adept and proven liars.

We have no baseline--we can't take people at their word anymore.

Anita Bruzzese says this is especially damaging in the workplace. A study at the University of Mass shows that 81% of job applicants lie--did you?

Then it continues throughout working life...Lies can deflect blame onto the blameless, destroy lives.

Carol Kinsey Goman wrote Lies in the Workplace: How to Spot Liars and What to Do About Them. Troll down in this blog--I covered this from a different angle quite recently.

One tipoff of a work lie can be excessive detail, followed by weasel words such as "to the best of my knowledge."

The problem is we want to believe people at work--it helps us to do so.

But--frankly--people are not always so nice. Be skeptical.

Pinocchio looks so cute, doesn't he? Well, he's not.

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