We dug through the new book Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception, by Pamela Meyer, and discovered some interesting info about what drives men to make s--- up.
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By Lauren Otis
Guys lie about themselves
Men fib about themselves eight times more often than they do about other people (such as to help a friend save face).
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His main lie motivator? Bragging.
Guys most frequently distort the truth to appear more powerful or successful than they are.
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The second most common reason dudes lie is to avoid conflict.
It's why they say stuff like "I'll call" or "I paid the bill yesterday" when they really won't…or didn't.
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Guys feel less guilt-ridden and anxious after lying.
Since men aren't hardwired to be as in touch with their feelings, the consequences don't register as strongly in their brain.