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Being dishonest leads to a 'cheater's high'

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As long as no one is hurt by their deception, dishonesty tends to lead to a 'cheater's high', a study by the American Psychological Association has shown.

Although people predict they will feel bad after cheating or being dishonest, many of them don't.

Even when there is no tangible reward, people who cheat feel better on average than those who don't cheat, says the study published in APA's Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

http://www.telegraph...aters-high.html

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Good subject, Still Waters.

I've been down the road of stealing, dishonesty, and plain deception before..

I can tell you personally that the idea of a 'cheater's high' is factual.

When you get away with something you're more prone to be jovial.

It's not even in the sense of that you're proud; a part of you is always dictated by your conscience.

It's just the thrill of deception that keeps you high; the adrenaline of successfully stealing something.

You feel optimistic and not so much remorseful; like you can continue to do it, because you're so 'smart' that you won't get caught.

That false 'invincible' feeling is an example of human foolishness. Humans feel 'invincible' a lot, I noticed.

Edited by Hatake Kakashi

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Now that's VERY interesting, both the article and your comments Hatake.

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