Turns Out Maybe We CAN Handle The Truth
But can we handle life's truths? Think about how often you tell white lies to protect someone from the pain of the truth? New research from the University of Chicago indicates that perhaps you should stop doing that.
Through several experiments, the scientists determined that honest conversations are far more enjoyable for communicators than they expect them to be, and the listeners of honest conversations react less negatively than expected.
Researchers conclude that individuals' avoidance of honesty may be a mistake and by avoiding being honest, individuals miss out on opportunities that they appreciate in the long-run, and that they would want to repeat. (EurekAlert!)