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The 40 Lies Everyone Tells on a Daily Basis

Best Life Logo By Alex Daniel of Best Life | Slide 1 of 41: Let’s face it: we’re all liars. Every now and then it’s a big lie that involves deliberate deceit and planning—like calling in sick to work, complete with convincing cough and congestion—but mostly these are inconsequential fibs that we tell to avoid hurting someone’s feelings, to get on with our day, or to make our stories a little more interesting.We tweak the truth daily—if not every few minutes—and so much so that we may not even realize we're doing it. With this in mind, here are 40 of the most common things people lie about. You’ll probably recognize a few on this list that you told this morning. And for more fun coverage of the things we say, check out the 100 Slang Terms from the 20th Century No One Uses Anymore.

The 40 Lies Everyone Tells on a Daily Basis

Let’s face it: we’re all liars. Every now and then it’s a big lie that involves deliberate deceit and planning—like calling in sick to work, complete with convincing cough and congestion—but mostly these are inconsequential fibs that we tell to avoid hurting someone’s feelings, to get on with our day, or to make our stories a little more interesting.

We tweak the truth daily—if not every few minutes—and so much so that we may not even realize we're doing it. With this in mind, here are 40 of the most common things people lie about. You’ll probably recognize a few on this list that you told this morning. And for more fun coverage of the things we say, check out the 100 Slang Terms from the 20th Century No One Uses Anymore.

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