This two part blog entry will investigate which MBTI type is most likely to lie and which MBTI type is best at lying.
Extroverts are more likely to lie than introverts. They do not think about consequences as much before speaking, so they are more likely to get in situations before it is too late. For example, an extrovert may say a joke that gets taken out of context, and hence they have to start lying…
Sensors are also more likely to lie than intuitive types. They are more likely to act in the moment without thinking about the future consequences of this action.
Perceivers are also more likely to lie as they don’t think about the future consequences of this action, living in the moment as Se types. This relates to the psychopath blog entry: perhaps because Se types are more likely to live in the moment without considering the consequences, the fatal flaw of Se which may ruin what is already great about them!
Feeling types are more likely to lie because they want to impress other people; unlike the blunt thinking types, feeling types will be more likely to compliment others without meaning it or cover up a white lie to prevent hurt feelings. ESFP’s are therefore most likely to lie.
On the other hand, it could be argued that thinking types are better at lying. This could be argued for three reasons:
1. People know that thinking types are blunt. They will believe them when they are telling a lie because they won’t lie about certain things.
2. They give away less with their emotions. Thinking types are more calm and collected.
3. Thinking types aren’t as concerned with feelings, hence they will be able to hide guilt better!
Perceivers are better at lying because they can adapt to the situation and reply with witty in the moment comments that will get them out of situations. They often have practice when they forget to do their homework in primary school and need an excuse to get out of it 😉
Introverts are also more reserved, and many seem to trust people when they are calm, neutral and non expressive. Extroverts show more when they speak, so we know what they are thinking. Introverts will simply say something and leave it at that. We believe it, whether it be true or not.
Sensors are generally better at lying than intuitive types because they behave the correct way in the environment they are in and Se types are natural performers, allowing them to get every detail right to appear like they are telling the truth. This makes ISTP’s better at lying.
Do you believe that the ESTP is most likely to lie or is it another type? Which type do you believe is best at lying? Leave your comments below!!