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When someone is drunk are they likely to be more honest or to lie? What do you think?

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Question - (14 October 2006) 14 Answers - (Newest, 1 February 2009)
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When someone is drunk are they likely to be more honest or to lie?

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A reader, anonymous, writes (1 February 2009):

Last night i went out with my boyfriend, he was a bit of a drunk and starts talking about marriage, Firstly he ask me to talk with my parents first. He is a quite a bit strange of being a sweet conscious guy when he is drunk,and serious, i guess. so on the following day. i told him that i have spoken to my parents about what we have discussed last night, he said.. what did we talked? he started to laugh. do he still said half meant or just pulling around? NOw, i don't believe him when his drunk!

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A female reader, anonymous, writes (22 April 2008):

I am still trying to figure this thing out about whether the truth or lie comes out when a person is drunk. A guy that I really cared about told me he lived me when he was drunk and I asked him the next day if he remembered what he said when he was drunk! Of course he said YES.....however what else would he say! He won't call now. Did he blurt out his true feelings and is now just running scared because he said it?

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A female reader, Jez_rocks  Australia +, writes (29 November 2007):

i have had expeeriences with both, one of my ex friends she use to lie so much when she was drunk, but on the other hand when i am drunk i tell peole what i think pf them and that some times is not a good thing!!!

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A female reader, anonymous, writes (29 November 2007):

i find that people use drink ase an excuse to say exatly what they think.If they get shit for saying exactaly what think...they get defensive and they blame the drink for what they have said..when actually both parties know that the drink is just the scapegoat and the truth hurts. alcohol is mans way of being honest. theres always an acception, of course.

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A male reader, Frank B Kermit Canada +, writes (19 October 2006):

Frank B Kermit agony auntMy experience with drunk people (I do not get drunk) is that the only constant is that

Drunk people do not care about the conquences of their actions. Honesty is irrelevant in this context.

-Frank B Kermit

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A male reader, AnonimousJake +, writes (16 October 2006):

my experience with drink usually amplifies my emotions so...

i like you + drink = i lurve youuu

i dont like you + drink = what are you lookin at? wanker!

i have ruined a few early relationships with girls i liked but didn't want to rush into anything with.

i felt like i had set the fireworks off before anyone was ready.

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A male reader, Abacadaba United Kingdom +, writes (15 October 2006):

Abacadaba agony auntHmm, i tend to say things i want to say but normally wouldnt, like, if there was a girl i had a thing for, my emotions would get the better of me and id spill the beans so to speak. So i would agree that people do tell the truth when they are drunk, BUT might regret it, meaning they didnt think before they spoke, so what was actually a small thing came out as a big thing, because if the higher emotion level, and can blow it way out of proportion.

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A female reader, pica +, writes (15 October 2006):

There's an expression I've heard, 'pub talk', which is really an acknowledgement that things said under the influence have some basis in fact but if they aren't expressed in more sober circumstances are unlikely to become real. For example, people in a pub might talk about how great it would be to take a trip, to share a flat, to start a business but in reality these things won't happen - it just sounds good at the time and they enjoy speculating.

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A female reader, anonymous, writes (15 October 2006):

NOT neccessarily. alcohol lowers a persons inhibitions, a male is more likely to spill his guts and be honest about what they are saying because of the macho factor, whereas females tend to get loud and happy.classic eg. bf confesses to gf drunkenly about cheating with gfs friend, gf confronts friend and drunk friend tearfully confesses to gf, in the morn gf confronts sober bf, who mind you, has no recollection at all of the conversation he allegedly had with gf. Moral?? finally bf did own up to cheating with gfs friend for past 4 months, but apologises for gf finding out the way she did. Do drunks tell the truth? listen really carefully to what is being said and in what context, dont ask what you dont really want to know,it may suprise you!

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A female reader, brokenheartGT +, writes (15 October 2006):

Being drunk just makes you say things without filtering and thinking about them first. So what you say is definetely what you feel AT THE MOMENT. I don't know if you could call that being more "honest". It's definitely you saying what you think at the time you're thinking it....which isn't always good. I'm known for acting before thinking...even when I'm sober, and it's not always good. Cause many times, you need to review the situation and analyze it...and you'll find you'd tag your initial feelings as an overreaction.

Why do you think people have the excuse "oh well I was drunk"...lol

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A reader, anonymous, writes (15 October 2006):

Being drunk lowers inhibitions so a person might do or say things that they normally would not do based on social mores or their own morals in essence out of chracter for them,,,so it is not the same thing as telling the truth exactly....I don't think you can put a lot of stock in words and behavior coming from a drunk person...because alcohol changes who they are temporarily, so it is not fair to say they are more truthful, they are just uninhibited, which is not the same thing as being truthful. A person's truth includes all of a person's character including their morals, and how they would normally behave in a civilized society...Hope that makes sense.

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A female reader, beleiveitbabyx3 +, writes (14 October 2006):

beleiveitbabyx3 agony auntokay people say that drunk people tell the truth. i am pretty sure that they tell the truth about alot of things but then the next day they say the didnt say or do whatever they did.

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A female reader, Love Rockx my Sockx +, writes (14 October 2006):

Definitely be more honest .....anymore Q. just ask!

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A reader, anonymous, writes (14 October 2006):

Well in my experience the truth always comes out when your or your friends/partner etc are drunk...

It can be good and it can be bad... Depends on what you are alooking to find out

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