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1,455 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by Bon

Does a person have to be highly intelligent to be a good deceiver?

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18 yrs ago - Sunday 5/9/04 - 8:05:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
no, just so long as they are good looking, have enough money, or very witty
18 yrs ago - Sunday 5/9/04 - 8:23:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
Witty people ARE intelligent.
18 yrs ago - Sunday 5/9/04 - 8:27:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
There is no intelligence involved in lying.
18 yrs ago - Sunday 5/9/04 - 8:27:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
i hate witty people who think they're intelligent though. it's disgusting.
18 yrs ago - Sunday 5/16/04 - 6:42:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nope! I don't think you have to be intelligent. It's a talent that people with a certain mind set can succeed at.
18 yrs ago - Sunday 5/16/04 - 8:18:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
I believe so, unless they're trying to deceive a stupid person.
18 yrs ago - Sunday 5/16/04 - 8:23:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, I would think so. To truly be a convincing liar you have to have half a brain...but in the end it all comes down to who you are deceiving. if they are a dumbass, then it won't be too hard.
18 yrs ago - Sunday 5/16/04 - 8:43:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
At least moderately intelligent, I would think.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 5/31/04 - 1:40:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
some times yes he does
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 9/17/04 - 10:06:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
no. i mean, come on, look at bush. but then again, he isn't that good.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 9/17/04 - 10:08:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think so.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 9/17/04 - 10:24:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
Not usually. Anyone with half a brain can lie.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 9/17/04 - 10:53:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
A person has to be somewhat intelligent to be one
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 10/15/04 - 1:25:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oh, come on people.

You can't possibly tell me you haven't met a complete idiot who's got a group of even bigger morons convinced that's he's an intellectual.

17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 10/15/04 - 1:25:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oh yeah, just look at Bush.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 10/15/04 - 1:39:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not intelligent, but very quick thinking and you also need a good memory to remember which lies you've told to which people.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 10/29/04 - 9:25:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
intelligence is the key to doing anything, intelligence is an ability in a certain area, so in order to deceive u would need to be good at deceiving, or the driving force behind it which just might be skillful lying. there's no such thing as general intelligence.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 11/15/04 - 12:57:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
I have been deceived by stupidity before. So, no.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 11/15/04 - 1:07:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
Simply being charismatic is enough I suppose. Plus it's just a matter of being very empathic. You know, being able to get into other people's heads and using their emotions to your advantage.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 12/28/04 - 12:26:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
You have to be pretty smart. I used to work for a government agency and as sad as this is... most of the people who got in trouble (fraud, etc.) were lacking in the intelligence area. Even on the news, and things like that the people getting arrested etc are not on top of their game.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 1/14/05 - 10:57:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
no. my brother tells a lie every ten minutes and he gets away with them. he get's c's on his report card. of course, sometimes he does trip up and gets caught, but that's because he needs more practice in keeping them straight.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 9/27/07 - 11:11:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, a high IQ isn't required. Witty people can get away with it as well.

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