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In this Unit we talk about interpersonal communication and the issue of ethics. Most ethical dilemmas are difficult because they pit our personal knowledge of what is right vs. wrong against our desire to control the outcome of a conversation or a situation. This assignment relates to unit objective #5.
Is LYING always wrong? Are some lies innocent and completely ethical? What about those "little white lies?" When does a lie become unethical?
Please respond to the following scenario:
Social comparisons are important in our self concepts. A friend asks you how do they look in a outfit. You feel that it makes them look short and fat, but you tell them they look really good. Would it be ethical to lie under these circumstances? What would you do?