Have you ever asked someone a legitimate question and been met with a confident answer? You had no reason to doubt their response because their words sounded so rational only to find out later that it was just…….well ….made up.
This person has just outright lied to you and it doesn’t really make logical sense. It would have been better to just say, “I don’t know” or I’m not sure” or “Let me check and get back with you”. But instead they just made something up.
Why do people lie under pressure? If the consequences of pretending to know can be so damaging, why do people keep doing?
Because in most cases,
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