Honesty is the best policy, but sometimes it’s okay to let a fib or two fly. Just ask Dr. Jessica Kershenski, who tackled the topic of truth with Fox 2 News recently.
According to a new study, lying isn’t just normal – it’s also a sign of intelligence. According to the New York Times report, children who lie have better “executive functioning skills” (an array of faculties that enable us to control our impulses and remain focused on a task) as well as a heightened ability to see the world through other people’s eyes, a crucial indicator of cognitive development known as “theory of mind.”
Of course, when lying becomes a habit, you may need to rein it in. Check out Dr. Kershenski’s interview here.
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