Well the truth is out, a new study has determined that lying is contagious
But if there is no personal gain is it still lying or just a white lie or maybe a fib. What’s the difference? To lie is to hold something which one knows is not the whole truth to be the whole truth, intentionally.
What is a White Lie?
White lies are minor lies which could be considered to be harmless, or even beneficial, in the long term. White lies are also considered to be used for the greater good. A common version of a white lie is to tell only part of the truth, therefore not be suspected of lying, yet also conceal something else, in order to avoid awkward questions.
Is a Fib Lying?
A fib is a lie told with no malicious intent and little consequence. Unlike a White lie, fibs rarely include those lies or omissions that are meant to do good.
Truth has a variety of meanings, primarily being in accord with fact or reality to something original. Truth is original to a standard or idea that is in common usage to consistency and character.