People Who Use Profanity Seen As More Honest

January 4, 2017


Swearing is socially frowned upon but the silver lining is those who use profanity tend to be more honest.  A recent study most of those who swear use the words to express their true self and be honest, or to express negative emotions rather than to insult or intimidate others. The latest study, accepted for publication in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, found people who liked more swearwords and used them most often were least likely to lie. People who swore more on Facebook also lied less often online to make themselves look better. Speaking of Facebook, a recent experiment looked at over 74,000 Facebook conversations and found those who swore more online were less dishonest. The researchers came to this conclusions by seeking out key words, like I  and Me, which are used much more by those speaking honestly than liars as well as anxiety-driven words like 'worried' and 'nervous', which are used more by liars.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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