Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Why do people lie?

Fear, greed, and hate.

Psychologists agree that “lying to protect yourself is the most common sort of lie”. Self-deception is another. For example, ignoring warning signs of a grave illness (as do many of House’s patients).

As fascinated as he is by the “psyche”, I’m sure House studied psychology at some point during his career. He understands, perhaps even empathizes (although I’m sure he’d deny this ), with people who lie.

To me it seems House continually “lies to protect himself”. From what, I wonder? And, does he realize he’s doing it?

Hmmm. I’m not sure. Any ideas?


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