Acting vs Lying Comparative Essay

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Acting and lying are very different, but, by many people, can be confused. The most common words that confuse acting to lying is the phrase, “just kidding.” Kidding or joking is often a form of acting, but can be turned to lying very easily. For example, when you say a true thought and then say that you didn’t’ t mean it, you are saying that two different things are true, which is lying. Acting on a stage is not often portrayed as lying, but acting in your everyday life is or can be called lying. As you can see acting and lying are very similar, but there are many more differences than one would think.

Lying is a type of deception in the form of an untruthful statement. When you lie, it is usually used to maintain a secret or reputation, to protect someone’s feelings or to avoid a punishment or repercussion of ones actions. To lie is to state something that one knows to be false or that one does not honestly believe to be true with the intention that a person will take it for the truth. Being called a “Liar” is a nickname that no person wants to be pursued as. A liar is a person who has either previously lied, or who tends to lie repeatedly-even when not necessary.

There are many different types of lying including big lies, white lies, exaggeration, bluffing, compliments with false reassurances. A Big lie attempts to trick the victim into believing something major will be contradicted by some information that the victim already possesses, or by their common sense. White lies are minor lies which could be considered harmless, unnecessary, but yet beneficial. Exaggeration occurs when the most fundamental aspects of a statement are true, but only to a certain degree. Exaggeration is or can also be known as stretching the truth. To bluff is to pretend to have a capability or intention that does not actually possess. Compliments with false reassurances is, for example, when you say “that looks very nice on you” or “everything is going to...
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