About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

January is When We Lie Most

by Nancy Needhima on January 15, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Font : A-A+

January is When We Lie Most

January is the month people are inclined to tell more lies than at any other time of the year, reveals a new survey.

They may lie about New Year resolutions, exaggerating how well they are doing on diets and how many Christmas presents they got - all of which adds up to an average 217 porkies.

Advertisement

Fanciful boasting about their festive drink intake also makes into the list, the Daily Express reported.

This month also sees many of us using the winter mornings as a dubious excuse to feign illness and take a day off work and almost half of us also make up excuses to avoid socialising, according to the poll conducted to mark the release of season three of the television series 'Lie To Me' on DVD.
Advertisement

It is estimated that we tell seven lies a day in January, compared with an average of four per day the rest of the year.

But nearly half of the 2,000 adults polled said they were regularly caught out lying in January.

Money is one of the top things people lie about, with many concealing Christmas spending and how much they racked up on credit and debit cards.

A quarter tells whoppers over how much they spent in the sales. A fifth lied about where their New Year's Eve celebrations were held, pretending they were at swanky parties when they were in fact at home watching TV.

Other reasons given for lying include protecting someone's feelings or not wanting to let people down.

"Most people think they're good at detecting lies, but the truth is that they tend to look in the wrong places for those vital 'cues'," said Body language expert James Borg.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Test Your Knowledge on Kidney
World Disability Day 2022 - The Role of Innovative Transformation
Diet and Oral Health: The Sugary Connection May Become Sour
View all
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Most Popular on Medindia

How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Daily Calorie Requirements Noscaphene (Noscapine) Find a Hospital Blood - Sugar Chart Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Vent Forte (Theophylline) Accident and Trauma Care Find a Doctor
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
×

January is When We Lie Most Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests