Lie To Me
It boils down to the shifting sands of the self and trying to look good both to ourselves and others, experts say. http://www.livescience.com/health/060515_why_lie.html
According to Realsimple.com, there are six reasons in which people lie:
The tendency to tell tales is “a very natural human trait,” explains David L. Smith, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy at the University of New England, in Biddeford, Maine. “It lets you manipulate the way you want to be seen by others.” http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/truth-about-lying-00000000012669/index.html
"People almost lie reflexively," Feldman says. "They don't think about it as part of their normal social discourse." "We're trying not so much to impress other people but to maintain a view of ourselves that is consistent with the way they would like us to be," Feldman said. We want to be agreeable, to make the social situation smoother or easier, and to avoid insulting others through disagreement or discord. http://www.livescience.com/health/060515_why_lie.html
I see truth the psychology of lying in these two scenarios. Next time your human nature forces you to lie, defy it, and say no. Be honest, and tell the truth.