Millennials i.e. people born between 1981 and 1996 are the biggest liars in the workplace and on social media, says a survey. Online casino PlayStar took a survey that was participated by 1,306 people, half men, and half women, to observe how they lie in different circumstances, said a report. The survey noticed that millennials were the worst liars, with 13 percent of them accepting it to be true just one time a day. Comparatively, only 2 percent of baby boomers, or those born between 1946 and 1964, lied once a day.
On the other hand, among people of Gen Z (1997 to 2021) and Gen X (1965 to 1980), just 5 percent of the people confessed to lying consistently even at their workplaces. Sharing more about the lying habits of the millennials, the survey said that almost a third of them agreed to fake their resumes this year. 2 in 5 millennials shared how they lied to their bosses to avoid feeling humiliated at the workplace.
The survey also added how 23% of millennials and 21% of Gen Z people agreed to have lied on social media in 2023 to just impress people and be in their good books. The research found that men are 10% more likely to share lies on social media than women. It is also found that the most common myth about lying is about women being able to find it more than men.
The survey said that 97% of participants were not good at finding out if someone is lying or not. Not just do they find it difficult to work out when someone is lying but they also believe all the wrong myths about lying.
Keeping the survey aside, one can easily understand that social media is all a myth that actually attracts people to lie about their real selves. For example, there was a time in the real world when people used to accept their flaws, and limitations and be blunt about it without fearing societal pressure. Gone are those days because nowadays everyone is aiming to reach a level of perfection or standards that are set by others. Likes, comments, shares, hashtags, etc. on social media are considered to be the ways of living by people these days.
It may be due to immense pain from within to feel validated by others or feelings of loneliness that make people spend hours and hours on social media. Virtual reality is so fake that when you meet a real person and live with them in the real world, you will really feel cheated. It is because of the way people pretend or act in the virtual or online world that a lot of misconceptions, lies, and fakeness get spread without being verified.
Not to blame any generation, but any person who has low self-esteem tends to lie and show his fake self to others to get appreciated or validated.