Monday, June 11, 2012

Why You Likely Lie and Cheat a Little and What Changes That

June 11 2012
By Dr. Mercola

    In evaluating the traits of a good leader, more than half of the respondents to a Pew Research poll said honesty was absolutely essential.

    Being honest was the most important trait identified, which just goes to show you how highly honesty is valued in our society, or sadly, how it has become a rarely possessed quality by people in positions of leadership. Yet, how honest are you, really?

    Have you ever lied or cheated, even just a little? An intriguing new study by Dan Ariely revealed that virtually everyone has the capacity to lie sometimes, but surprising circumstances make it much more likely. If you’ve ever wondered how there can be so many “corrupt” people in government or in corporations like the drug companies, this research provides a clear explanation …

Story at-a-glance

  • Intriguing new research revealed that virtually everyone has the capacity to lie sometimes, but very few people cheat to the maximum degree
  • Little incentives trigger more dishonesty than a sizeable cash reward, and people were more likely to cheat when they knew others were engaging in the same behavior
  • While people want to maximize their own reward, they also want to feel like they are a good person, which may explain why people are more likely to lie and cheat “only a little”
  • When it comes to making money, many industries throw ethics and integrity out the window; the more a company has to lose, the more they are going to lie
  • A reminder of a sound moral code was the only factor that made people stop cheating, so there’s a good chance products that come from morally sound businesses will also be held up to a superior level of quality

Which sure explains why CPS is so utterly corrupt and CPS agents are such pathetic sociopathic lying freaks.

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