Both these kids adjust the truth when the truth might get them in trouble. And--here's the tricky part--they buy into their own deceptions and convince themselves that really and truly it was the other's person's fault / they did the best they could / it was an accident / they didn't know / they didn't do it / whatever. It takes some pretty intense wrangling to help them admit the truth even to themselves.
And that's what I've been doing today.
The slim silver lining on this cloud is that I have developed a pretty effective internal BS detector.
Name the character with each of these honesty issues:
- Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
- In that moment, I was a marine biologist.
- I only lied about being a thief.