Lying is a human reflex. It’s a way to protect ourselves from the truth, which can be hurtful. Some people lie to boost their confidence, their self-esteem. They use lies to make them look better, stronger or happier than they really are. Others lie to avoid conflicts, to conserve their private life or simply to gain time or energy. Lying can be useful to hide something we don’t want someone or everybody to know about. In fact, there are so many reasons that can push a person to lie that identifying the truth has almost become an impossible thing to do.