Yudhijit Bhattacharjee Why We Lie Analysis

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Fraudulence of the Human Kind There are countless reasons and explanations for why people may lie. Some may classify lying as excuses or to even protect people from the truth. Lying is something us humans matriculate from a young age, and slowly develop into becoming more sophisticated liars, over our longing years of life. Humans are all dishonest, whether they want to admit it or not, towards co-workers, friends, or even family; Us humans build on the lies, naturally. Lying can cause deterioration in relationships with others, which can be a downside of being dishonest. In fact, there can be some upsides of falsehood, and that can be surprising to some. Researchers have uncovered that there could possibly be a logic behind dishonesty. Being …show more content…
In Yudhijit Bhattacharjee’s article “Why We Lie” from the June 2017 issue of National Geographic, he effectively uses pathos and logos to show the effects of different types of liars and why lying is considered …show more content…
Using facts and evidence Bhattacharjee informs readers, “Sociopathic individuals-those diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder- tend to tell manipulative lies, while narcissists may tell falsehoods to boost their image.” By informing the audience about how some with disorders or mental deficiency may have the tendency to give off more lies, he grabs the reader's attention by using the words like “sociopathic”. This tends to grab the reader's emotions considering it is a more sensitive topic, that people may not feel comfortable enough to talk about. Since Bhattacharjee is using a more personal topic, it can grab the audience's attention further. Falsehood is something that society has not yet to accept, even when it may just be apart of human nature. Whether it is to protect loved ones from the truth, or to get out of a problem or situation. By the use of pathos and logos, throughout the article, Bhattacharjee effectively uncovers evidence beneath the surface, of why countless humans choose to lie, and the causes and effects of being dishonest. Bhattacharjee shares an abounding amount of personal experiences from others as well as laying down the facts behind it

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