ANSWERS: 44
  • Because people like fake rather then real.
  • it's so easy to lie
  • Sometimes it's insecurity. They don't have any faith in their real selves so they become fake. Other times it's selfishness. They are fake because they want to manipulate and gain something.
  • they don't know any other way.
  • Fear, ego, stupidity.
  • Being fake is a form of lying. People only lie for one reason. FEAR. They are afriad of something. You won't like them, they'll be rejected, any number of things. But it's fear.
  • Hell is not fake, but I can't speak for people.
  • I don't know ... just rise above it.
  • That is a pretty sweeping statement, I am sure ALL people are not fakes. It is a shame that some people feel they have to be or that people will not like them if they are themselves. I believe it is mostly to try to make themselves more interesting or to bolster their self confidence. Not everyone is tarred with the same brush.
  • For most people, it is in their nature to seek acceptance and approval from others. Because of this, they tend to embellish on the truth to seek a more favorable opinion of themselves from others. We are what we are. I don't see any point in making illusions. Even if it did make other people like you more, they're liking a 'fake you,' which is more sad then having people dislike the real you. I am who I am, and if people don't like it, that's their problem. I'd rather lose to the truth than win with a lie.
  • because if they are actually themselves they fear that people won't like them. and also sometimes it's easier to pretend to be someone else than be yourself...
  • I have often wondered about this myself. This question has plagued my mind a lot recently. I think people are fake because they are seeking acceptance. They want their colleagues/peers/friends/etc to like them. I mean.. who doesn't want to be accepted? They just go about it in the wrong way. I don't know how anyone can be happy while they are living a fake life. I know people who pretend they do not like others just because their friends don't. They egg on the fights and everything just to "prove" they're the same. However, deep down, they really don't want to be doing what they're doing. My instructions to a person who is currently fake or is planning on faking a personality or attitude to impress someone else is: Stop hiding and stand up for yourself, and others will follow. You will see. If they don't, at least you can have the satisfaction of knowing you have done the right thing.
  • I don't think people realize they are being "fake". I think it's like a disease...but I will say...these people are generally very selfish.
  • Most people are lemmings, they pretend to follow what they think other people would say or do. I always aviod having friends like that.
  • insecureties?
  • because they're scared of what'll happen if they show their real selves. i hate phonies.
  • I think some people are fake because they are afraid of showing their true self for fear of rejection. We all want others to like us and we want to be accepted, but if we can't accept or like ourselves for who we are and continue to be fake for the sake of getting acceptance from others, than we are not only fake, but cowards! People who are fake should stop being afraid of what others think and just be real!
  • They are used to being fake in order to get what they want, even if it compromises their integrity. I would go so far to say that these people lack integrity altogether. I cannot stand flakes and fakes.
  • They see it as being polite.
  • Maybe because their real life is so boring.
  • Because we believe two things that are rarely true. 1) People dissect every single thing we do and make judgements based on it. *How often do you take everything someone says or does and study it? You don't. Yet we somehow come under the impression that other people do that to us. You'd be shocked at how little people think about what you do or say, unless you do or say something really unusual. 2)People think the worst of you. *I find that most people are pretty forgiving. If you mess up, there's usually a second chance. Even a quick apology makes a difference. We act fake out of fear, when there's nothing to be afraid of.
  • They are either insecure or manipulative or both.
  • You ask hard questions. Jerk. Anyway, I have three answers (though any non-repeating combination of these answers would work as well, so I guess that makes seven answers). 1. You see the grass as always greener. No matter how large an impact your life may have, you want that impact to be larger. Even doctors wish they were cooler and more important than they actually are. 2. You want people to like you. You're so desperately concerned about your public persona that you'll lie to improve it. "Of course, Margaret, I LOVE hiking! I certainly don't consider it arduous and unavailing! Let's go this weekend!" 3. You're human. People are fake. Deal.
  • Many refuse to believe they will be accepted for who they are and what they think. Acceptance in this world seems to be a hot subject. I think it is true that most people feel it is important to be liked and needed by others.
  • To hide their own emotions and their own pain from other people.
  • Several reasons: * They have no idea who they really are. * They are ashamed of who they think they are. * They think they can impress someone by being who they aren't. * They like to play games. There are most likely many other reasons, but those are the primary ones from my experience. One of the greatest secrets to living a happy, productive life is to figure out WHO you are and then become the best you you can be. People who like that "you" will be drawn to you, and you won't be wasting time on those who don't like that "you."
  • because they are so selfish
  • Because they are not happy with who they really are so they feel the need to lie and make them look better.
  • Cause it's a defense used to hide and exacerbate the tainted intentions inside.
  • Not everyone is. But many people are, you're right. If you find a handful of genuine friends in life you are lucky. Friends come and go: they come for a reason, a season or a lifetime and sometimes they will disappoint you but it is all part of the pattern of life and you will find genuine friends along the way. Good luck.
  • I really need some help finding who that guy really is,i think he is a model or something. http://i33.tinypic.com/5o79mt.jpg http://i36.tinypic.com/29c1ekl.jpg If someone can give me name it would be good cuz he i think someone is faking him
  • they think being fake is a cool thingg but it's not. dumbass ppl lyk to pretend to be something their not to make other ppl lyk them but usually it catches up to them in tha long run unless you live in front royal viginia then pretty much everyone is fake. :D:D:D.
  • Fake as heaven is booked through eternity.
  • Hell isnt fake, but i catch your drift.
  • To fit into society's "look" on what they should be. Look at models and teens today. They try so hard to look like the "perfect" person, but that "perect person" does not exist.
  • To conform to 'standard'
  • People are busy trying to be or act like someone else and not themselves. This society is entertainment-driven, materially-driven and focused and we tend to try to emulate things and people we see on tv and movies because we think thats "life". People are very fearful and scared today. To explain, people fear walking alone and thinking for themselves. We prefer to and feel safer being around friends to validate us or having the need to. This protects us from the horrors of thinking we may be socially castrated. Sure its nothing wrong with having friends, but i've found that we go to the extreme as far as even changing ourselves against our own will, just to be excepted by others, out of fear of walking alone. Everything we do in this world is feeling-based. We do EVERYTHING because of the way it makes us feel, think about that very deeply. We pretend and act phony because of the way it makes us feel, and we shun and fear reality because of the way it makes us........feel. There are lots of things i like and dont like. But its my decision not to like or dont like. Not society, nor my friends, nor televison/media, but my own decision, me. Im not going to pretend because i feel some blessing coming from pretending or i will be loved. People will stay in a shell for as long as they are slaves to society, and refused to give way to right thinking and self-awareness.
  • To be fake, is a good and bad thing. If your fake around people that really won't matter in your life then its wrong. But if lets say, your not fake at work talking to your boss, you might get fired for acting unappropriatley. Being fake is all in the eye of the beholder, so maybe being fake to you, is just showing a hidden self not revealed to others. Indeed people are fake at times, but it will always be good to be fake in order to support for instance: your family, your shelter, your life, etc. Many situations call for "the greater good". Be fake when you absolutley have to, thats just plain it. If you dont have to be fake and your doing it just to fit in for no particular good reason, then you need to set your priorities a little better.
  • Cuz society is judgemental as hell. Everyone is fake, even you. We also have moments of honesty. But there are times when dishonesty cannot be avoided--like in a simple job interview.
  • I think in your turm every body is fake listen we are all tryin to be somthing where not if you thank about it I think being real is showin love tryin to be truthful I wont to be a rapper im tryin my best to be one im a wanna be and yall are too
  • Cause they don't like them selves.
  • They are known as 'progressives'.
  • That depends on who you meet and how they carry themselves.
  • Most likely they are Made in China. :)

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