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Deception, Characteristics of

  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

It is commonly accepted that the word deceive is a success or achievement verb, such that an act of deceiving is not such unless a certain result has been achieved. In this sense, “deceive” differs from “lie” because “lie” is not ...

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