People in power make better liars, study shows

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    "Low-power individuals showed the expected emotional, cognitive, physiological, and behavioral signs of deception; in contrast, powerful people demonstrated no evidence of lying across emotion, cognition, physiology, or behavior," the study found. "In other words, power acted as a buffer allowing the powerful to lie significantly more easily ... and more effectively. Only low-power individuals felt badly after lying."

    A leader who lies is able to get subordinates to help him or her to lie, Cohan said. "A lot of leaders have a certain outcome they want to see, and if people around them make that happen, they get promoted. If people say, 'That's not going to work," those people get fired. It creates a bubble around them."

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    I guess we have set such a low bar for our politicians, it's expected.
     
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    Power corrupts.

    It corrupts some more than others.
     
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    Republicans, right?


    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    not just republicans-republican scientists :eek:
     

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