The Personalities of Liars

Who lies? Probably everyone. But some kinds of people lie lots more often than others.

Who lies? My best guess is that everyone does. That’s what my research, and other work, too, suggests. For example, in one of the sets of studies that my colleagues and I conducted, two groups of people — 77 college students and 70 people from the community — kept diaries every day for a week of all of the lies that they told and…



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Bella DePaulo

“America’s foremost thinker and writer on the single experience,” according to the Atlantic. Author of “Singled Out.” Harvard PhD