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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What Liar are you?

Few days ago my friend insisted I have a look at her new apparel that she had shopped for her cousin’s wedding. She displayed a huge heap of clothes and other accessories in front of me and left the room to get us some tea. While I was checking the clothes I felt they were gaudy, heavy and not very appealing though very expensive. After giving me enough time to make my observations, she walked in with some coffee and snacks. Then, she asked how I liked them and without any hesitation I said, “Wow! Great collection and fine designs! You will absolutely look gorgeous with them and believe me you are going to rock many hearts ;) ” And gave a broad pleasing smile to make my statements seem authentic. On the spur of the moment my conscience barked, “You liar. Now stop with that. Finish your coffee and get out of here”. I followed the instructions. I said “bye” and left her place.

On my way back home, I tried to convince my conscience by saying that it was my choice and intention to lie, “Dear conscience, please take no offence for unnecessary unimportant matter and make me feel guilty all the time”, but in vain. So, there was an internal debate between my conscience and my conscious for about half an hour and as a moderator I finally concluded, “I am a liar”.

The discussion didn’t end there. I was haunted with this conflict for a few more days and came up with a guilt-free theory called ‘What liar are you?’ According to this, I thought liars fall under three categories depending on the seriousness of the lie. The first one is where a person tells a lie for his/her personal advantage ignoring the serious consequences. More like a lie intended to deceive another person or organization. This may hurt or upset the other party. The second one is where a person lie on a not-so-serious issue and often the intention is not to make others feel anxious or bad about something. More like a momentary thing where the effect is not carried forward. The third one is where a person lies and the victim is completely aware that he/she is telling lies. This is very instant and might not have any intention to lie neither have anything to do with the trust or sentiment of the other. This is a clean lie mostly intended for fun.

Now, I call the first type as black liars, the second type as grey liars and the third type as white liars. I ultimately succeeded in bringing my conscience and conscious to an order by confessing, “I am a grey liar”

What liar are you? :)


  1. good one akka .. starting keka .. :D .. im white liar!! ;)

  2. Nicely written.. hope the frequency of posts improves to be better than once a year.. as usual the style is simple and the post gives an insight into the kind of person u are.. (thinking kind..:P).. keep posting.. :)

  3. hmm. i am not sure.. what liar i am.. i am a habitual liar. (this could be a lie too :))

    Anyways on the blog update, i had a question do you only post one per year? he he..

  4. @pratyu: Thanks:)

    @yesh n arun: will try to increase the no. of blogs per yr atleast to 2!! :)

  5. good one....:)).....and yeah ..lying is not all that bad...:P....

    and i stand somewhere between grey and white depending on the timing...:P

    and i hope u increase your blogging frequency....(just for the sake of your fans..:P)

  6. Good one. So tel me wr do u stand ?

  7. On the spur of the moment my conscience barked.. Really nice...

    Thumbs up lady!!!!

  8. ey very well written pru. Nice flow and clarity (of what u want to say) all through.
    Though you are a grey liar in THIS case, i dont think u can call yourself any particular liar. I read in my Engg that different metals exhibit different properties as you vary the temperature and pressure. i believe same is the case with humans. i am sure given the RIGHT conditions you (for that matter anyone) can / will be a BLACK LIAR (i know its dark to think this way). What say ?
    PS: Like the pics in your blog so much

  9. @sumanth n sargu : Thanks

    @nav:Okay like u hv read in ur engineering every theory has limitations :) i hv formulated it on basis of intention and not reason..ll discuss at length on phone...

  10. Hey Goldu...

    nice blog btw....interesting topic often experienced by many but seldom depicted by any...one interesting thing was the value the girls pic added to the blog...

  11. Hi prudhwi blog is excellelent.
    Not many blogs touch such very very simple and minute issues, and the best part is that its also written in a simple and plain way :)
    think i am a grey liar too.
    please do increase the frequency of blogs.

  12. I am the fourth category... The Big Fat Liar.... My conscience is mute... never barks, mews or anything.... so no probs...!

    Nice blog btw.... Waiting for more....

  13. Hi there! I guess you know me-a friend of yeshwanth. It was a nice read and hence leaving a comment :)
    Well, I kind of agree with 'in a shadow's' comment. I think generalizing the kind of liar a person is not as easy as generalizing the kind of lie! Keep writing!

  14. Good one Prudwija..iam not lying!!Its true:)

  15. Amazing job and a rare choice :)

    As long as lying isnt harmful... I would say continue it....

    Happy Lying!! :)