Deception and lies shatter the reality of others, eroding their belief in the veracity of their perceptions and subjective experience. Running in the Mojave Desert, he had trained himself to be a distance runner.
When a suite mate asked Santana how his bed always seemed to be perfectly made, he answered that he slept on the floor.
Follow Dr. Still, other studies reveal that 90 percent of Americans believe adultery is morally wrong. People lie to cover up bad behavior, as American swimmer Ryan Lochte did during the Summer Olympics by claiming to have been robbed at gunpoint at a gas station when, in fact, he and his teammates, drunk after a party, had been confronted by armed security guards after damaging property.
Addicts Want to Escape Negativity Addicts often see their behavior as a kind of holding pattern, hoping things will work themselves out and the addiction will disappear.
Eventually, addicts can and do change when they realize the consequences of their behavior will continue to worsen unless they do something different.