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RSVP Live: Study finds foul mouthed people are more likely to be honest and trustworthy


Psychologists have learned that people who frequently curse are being more honest, according to a study co-authored by Dr David Stillwell, University Lecturer in Big Data Analytics & Quantitative Social Science at Cambridge Judge. “Saying what you really think isn’t necessarily likeable, in fact quite the opposite. We sugar-coat the things we say to spare the feelings of others, so honesty can be brutal. It’s probably polarising – those who agree with the person’s honest opinion like them a lot for saying it,” David says.

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