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Name For A Specific Kind of Lie

Postby Badger1234 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:12 pm

So there are different kinds of lies. White lies and lies of omission for instance.

But there is another kind of lie that I am searching for the name of and information on.

It's kind of like a lie of omission, but not quite because the liar isn't deliberately omitting anything.

It happens when a group of people come under the impression that a certain thing is true about someone.

So for instance, a group of friends believes that Tom won a bowling tournament. They saw a trophy in his house or something and came to an incorrect conclusion.

Tom likes how misunderstanding. He likes how it makes him feel like a winner. So he doesn't say anything to clarify that the trophy belongs to his deceased brother. He allows the people to continue believing that it is his trophy.

Tom hasn't specifically stated anything outright, or deliberately omitted anything. He simply allows his friends to continue believing the false narrative that they themselves came up with.

What is this kind of lie called?
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Re: Name For A Specific Kind of Lie

Postby Manners73 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:01 pm

It's called deception by omission.
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