The differences between men and women when it comes to telling the truth
Vince Vitrano reports Video by tmj4.comvideo
MILWAUKEE - When's the last time you told a lie? It likely wasn't very long ago. Men and women are different in many ways, but we all have one thing in common -- we all lie.
New research says men are more likely to lie than women, telling three fibs a day. Milwaukee Psychotherapist Polly Drew doesn't totally buy into that. She explains, "I think we're all equal opportunity liars, but it's certainly part of the human condition."
People we talked to say lying is a part of daily survival! Tom Grieve has been dating his girlfriend Jennifer Quick for seven months. He jokes,"Fearing the wrath -- it's all about keeping the women in your life happy, isn't it?"
They both admit telling the truth can be tough at times.
"I think sometimes it's easier just to say it's OK, and not actually talk about your feelings," Jennifer says.
The study goes on to list the Top 5 lies told by men and women -- with amount spent on shopping being a top lie for women, and 'I didn't have that much to drink' topping the list for men.
Jay Jones laughs, "I've used all of those. I'm not even gonna sit here and lie!"
There are telltale signs of a liar. Jay explains, "You be trying to talk to them -- can never get a straight answer or a straight look."
Drew sees many patients with big secrets in their lives. Her suggestion: "The very first thing I would say is if you're caught in a lie, is to fall on your sword, and apologize."
So honesty really may be the best policy.
"Eventually you're gonna caught on things, whether it's a big thing or a small thing eventually you're gonna get caught," Tom warns.