Friday, April 13, 2012

Moving Thoughts Friday



Every Friday I’m going to ask a question. The questions I choose might be ambiguous on purpose. The goal is to have you answer the question according to your beliefs, where you’re at in life or a circumstance that might have recently impacted you. The only thing I ask is that you provide an explanation for why you answered the way you did.

It’s my hope to understand you better through this and also to gain a greater understanding of humanity and how people make decisions.

Suddenly acquire the ability to detect everyone’s lies or suddenly acquire the ability to detect everyone’s moods?

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17 comments:

  1. Lies. I'm pretty good at judging moods. I'm not so great at distinguishing lies - maybe it's because I'm so bad at lying. When I was a kid, my sister told me to fudge my age by a year to get the cheaper ticket at the movie theater. I caved and told the ticket guy the truth immediately. Lol.

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  2. I'm pretty good at judging moods. Lies not as easy. So I'm going with that. I loved that show, Lie to Me. He was excellent at reading lies. :)

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  3. Moods, by far! I would be scared to know their lies. :) Besides, I rather like living in happy ignorance instead of disappointed truth. hehehe...just kidding...I think...

    But for real...my answer is moods. Fun question!

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  4. I can already tell when someone tells me a lie.
    Just ask my kiddos.
    :)
    So, I'll go with moods.
    Love these Friday questions, Wendy!

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  5. Ooo, lies! Although that would be sad....because what if somebody's all, "I love your book!" and my lie meter keeps beeping.

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  6. I'm going to go with moods. I tend to be fairly trusting of people, and I'd hate to be disappointed. :)

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  7. Definitely lies. I think moods are easier to sense.

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  8. Moods. Lying is so negative, but with moods, you can actually be more sympathetic and understanding if you realize why someone is acting the way they are.

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  9. Moods. I have a pretty good emotional radar, so I'm used to tuning into people's emotions. I'd be uncomfortable being a human lie detector, although I've recently discovered the series Lie to Me on Netflix and find it fascinating.

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  10. Melissa Tagg said exactly what I was thinking so I'll copy her! :)

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  11. Oh, definitely moods. Like Melissa and Lacie, I think it might be scary to see how many little (and not so little) lies are told!

    Great question!

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  12. I'd say moods. I think knowing everyone's lies would be too disturbing, and I wouldn't feel empowered to do something about them. If I know their moods, I know how to adapt.

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  13. I think I already have both these talents. LOL! At least with my kids. I think I'd choose lies. There was one situation in my extended family where I might have saved a family member some pain by detecting a liar in her life earlier ... that probably makes no sense!

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  14. I am with the majority here. I say moods. I too would be like Sarah -- too disturbed by the lies. Besides, I'm pretty clueless sometimes and lack sensitivity, so some mood detection would be helpful.

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  15. Lies. I pick up on moods well, but I'm too gullible. A dose of discernment would help a lot.

    Thanks for asking!

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  16. I'd have to say, "lies." When we take action based on false information, it can be devastating.

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  17. I'm going with moods. Lies, like the father of them are confusing. Moods I think reflect more of the spirit part of us, the clarity part of us. The part that mirrors our Creator. When I think of my teenagers, reading their moods isn't easy, but often if I pry and listen, the moods express what the deep issues are. If I can peel the layers of a mood, sometimes the dishonesty is revealed too, and we can get on with healing.

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