This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Lies and Liars

Speaking of Trump, I heard a guy on the radio discussing types of lies and liars.  (And yes he was discussing it in context with our leader's tendency to over "exaggerate" things.) 

He broke the categories of lies down as white lies, compulsive lies and sociopathic lies.  (I looked for the guy and his lie categorization on the web but couldn't locate it.)  Here is how he described each category.   

First up are what he called the White Liars and he was not being racial.  White lies are those little fibs that help facilitate things in many relationships and personal interactions such as is portrayed in this famous Geico commercial:

However, moving up the liar ladder, he next discussed the more sinister types of liars as follows:

And then we have the Sociopathic Liar:

A sociopath is typically defined as someone who lies incessantly to get their way and does so with little concern for others. A sociopath is often goal-oriented (i.e., lying is focused—it is done to get one’s way). Sociopaths have little regard or respect for the rights and feelings of others. Sociopaths are often charming and charismatic, but they use their talented social skills in manipulative and self-centered ways ...)  (From click here.)

Jonny Lang was only 16 when he hit the scene with this tune.

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