Little white lies are common among people – there’s no doubt about it. Among the lies told, latest research finds that a fifth of British people fib most about what they go up to on their holidays or weekend breaks.
Lies can vary from places they went, experiences they had and the things that happened, according to research carried out by Last Minute.com.
More than this – as many as 7% of the population – equivalent to more than 3,000,000 people – have posted fake messages and photos on their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram profiles about what they got up to on their weekend break or holiday.
Another study found that Brits lie about the experiences they tell their work colleagues and friends to make them sound more interesting, to make more friends and like they have a varied life. The study by MSC Cruises UK, found that as much as 21% of people have lied about countries or cities they have been to, while nearly a third of Brits talk about exotic food pretend to have tried.
Why Do People Lie About Their Holidays?
The pressure, oh, the pressure of having to keep up with everyone else.
The research includes these top reasons for people lying about their holidays:
People wanting to have an exciting story to tell work colleagues.
To gain popularity, to entertain and to make new friends.
To make their life seem less boring than it actually is.
To create a certain perception about themselves – to appear more knowledgeable, more adventurous, worldly or daring.