Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday Morning Question of the Day

I happened to catch Dr. Phil one day this week and he shared a statistic that shocked me. 
He said that in a getting to know you conversation, 
most people lie an average of three times in the first ten minutes. 

At first I was shocked and thought 
"I definitely don't do that". 

But the more I thought about it, the more I thought 
"Welll....maybe I do"

So my question today is, what is the most common lie you tell? 

For me, hands down it's what I say when people say "How are you?"
My response, almost 100% of the time is "I'm GREAT!"
(and of course NO ONE is always great!)

So what about you?


  1. I'm with you "I'm fine" smile

  2. That is interesting! It took some thinkin' for me to come up with mine...

    The biggest lie, or half-truth, I say is "I am an emergency room nurse." I still work at the ER but my primary job is at the oral surgeon's office. I am ashamed to say that "ER nurse" sounds better (among medical types, anyway) and what I do at the oral surgery office takes longer to explain.

    I am not ashamed of my "regular" job - not at all. I love the career change I made.

  3. Lie that I tell? That my life is all good all the time. It isn't. Not by a long shot.

  4. I would think that, on average, many of us lie often when asked how we're doing, how the family is, etc... because seriously? who wants to hear the truth? "I woke up with a headache and I'm cranky. My kids are driving me nuts. I live paycheck to paycheck. I have cramps." Whatever it is for us on any given day...can,you imagine the reaction if you answered that way?

  5. I get asked "how are you feeling" a lot particularly since my recent kidney diagnosis. I always say, good, great, fine, etc. No one really wants to hear my daily aches, pains, etc.