Did you know that 80% of people are willing to tell a white lie now and again? Whether it’s for a good cause, or just to take an extra day off work, we’re all guilty of a few fibs. But what are the most common ones?
Top 10 most popular white lies
“I’m on my way!” – More than 62% of people admitted to saying they were somewhere they weren’t.
“I got stuck in traffic!” – 53% of respondents used busy roads and transport as their excuse for being late.
“I like your outfit!” – Protecting feelings, or protecting themselves? Either was, 53% of people copped to telling this white lie.
“It was on sale!” – Although more popular amongst women, almost 45% of people told the occasional fib about how much they were spending.
“I’m ill!” – 44% of people said they’ll occasionally pull a sickie to get off work.
“My phone ran out of battery!” – 41% of respondents dodged a conversation by blaming their technology.
“I only had one drink!” – 36% of respondents said they’d understated how much they’d put away.
“I didn’t have any signal!” – 44% of people just didn’t want to pick up the phone.
35% of people said they had lied about spending time with loved ones.
32% of our respondents admitted to “boosting” their CV a little bit.