Men Get Away With Lies Twice As Much As Women, Study Shows


It’s official – one of the skills occupied by the male gender is, in fact, lying. Science said it… not us!

According to a study, males are twice as likely as women to consider themselves to be skilled at lying and getting away with it. The study also found that they prefer to lie face-to-face over texting.



University of Portsmouth researchers found that People who thrive at lying are good talkers and tell more lies than others. They also added that these type of people mostly lie to family, friends, love partners, and coworkers.



Expert liars also prefer to lie face to face rather than over text messages, and they were the least likely to lie on social media, the researchers claimed.


Additionally, the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, found that roughly half (40 %) of all lies are told by a significantly small number of deceivers, and these people will usually lie to their closest friends and family members.



Brianna Verigin, an employee at Portsmouth and the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands explained that they “found a significant link between expertise at lying and gender. Men were more than twice as likely to consider themselves expert liars who got away with it”.


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