Looks like a good book, Stephen. I'll add this to my list.
Mmm... I can back some of this up: when I was younger I observed that all the guys who deceived with lies or by being overly-confident, egotistical dicks usually got the girl, over those who were always honest.
Yes, to most people, what is actually/factully true is irrelevant. Most people are only concerned with whatever appears to be truthful. To many, the illusion of confidence is more alluring than the frankness of self-doubt.
Anecdotally, I've always found it very easy to lie to my parents, to the school, to my boss, to corporations... but I find it very hard to lie to individuals, even harder to lie to individuals I don't know. I've experienced this in legal conflicts with corporations. An unsure mind cannot win. In order to win in a conflict, one must have certainty.
However other studies have demonstrated that tho it's true that males with a talent for lying are popular among their peers, because they're viewed as successful, the same is not true for women. Women are not judged on the same popularity scheme.
In order to win in a conflict, one must have certainty.
It's interesting to note that research shows that when two people get into an argument, both walk away feeling that they were the one who won it.
Women are not judged on the same popularity scheme.
Not at all. Same goes for the expression of things like sadness or anger. It is a double standard.