Sunday Poser # 80

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

How truthful are you?

To be honest, not many would admit to telling lies/fibs. But we all do. It’s either to save our skin/dignity or to save others from being hurt or humiliated.

I do tell fibs when I think an honest opinion will hurt someone’s feelings. Or sometimes I do it when I’ve forgotten to do something and don’t want to be scolded for it. But mostly my brain and tongue overtake my desire to be prudent and I blurt out the truth and sometimes it has even more dire consequences than telling the truth. Like saying something that would’ve better be left unsaid or telling others what I think about their dress, shoes, etc, and offending them.

What about you? Do you always tell the truth or can you tell a white lie to save the situation?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.



62 thoughts on “Sunday Poser # 80

  1. I’m quite truthful if I offer my opinions but a lot of the time I keep my views to myself.
    Barefaced lies are usually things like “your hair looks wonderful, dear”, when the truth is more “you think I care?”

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  2. I speak my truth mostly, though there are times when my truth is of a personal nature, or would confuse someone I am working with. In these situations, I improvise, code for a small untruth, which is usually correlated to the truth in some way. Excellent question, Sadje.

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  3. We all tell dibs, no denying that, but I’d rather say nothing than actually lie, though my husband argues that’s lying by omission

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  4. I lie occasionally, when necessary for my mental/emotional health. Other times I may simply omit things when answering a question and/or exaggerate for effect. I am a fiction writer after all! 😂

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  5. I often speak truth and it becomes difficult for me and people consider me rude.Great post ❤. And it is also true that sometimes we should not speak truth right at the face if it can hurt somebody…

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  6. I think like a lot of others, it depends. Like if I could be honest with how I felt about the transphobes on Twitter, I’d get myself banned, lol. I find as I get older though, I don’t have time to lie about important things anymore. It’s a time waster. But little white lies, and if the truth could be harmful, I will watch what I say.

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  7. I, like many, tell little white lies to spare feelings at times. I TRY to be as honest as possible but there are times I feel the need to protect those I care about from undue stress or pain. But they are all just little fibs.

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