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How do you respond when somebody you have never met in person and only exchanged a sentence or two with online suddenly tells you they are "honest?"

Deb57 8 July 1
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People who volunteer they are fair, smart, one of the "good guys", trustworthy, or honest, are none of those things. People who are those things don't have to point it out. I myself, for instance, am a stable genius. I know more than my generals.

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Honesty isn't declared....it's proven.

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I know a guy who would start every grossly exaggerated story with “to be completely honest” 🤣

Like Trump's "Frankly"?

@davknight I can’t listen to Trump. It gives me the rage. But I suspect that, yes, like that.

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I don't respond. They're lying.

Exactly

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I tell them that eventually I will know rather or not that is true.

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Best be careful.

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Sounds fishy to me. Next they’ll be asking for money.

UUNJ Level 8 July 1, 2019
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I say, "OK" then I either go about my business like normal, continue whatever conversation we are having, or let them explain why they are honest then I change the subject to something more interesting.

True honesty is demonstrated, not told.

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That's a huge red flag! I have had the same experience, in business, when people found it important to announce, shortly after we met, "I are a Christian". Then when something new comes up the they "have to pray on it". That only happened a few times and each time the "Christian" pretty blatantly attempted to rip me off or proved themselves to be degenerates.

OCJoe Level 6 July 1, 2019
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Honesty is something that needs to be demonstrated over time. Not simply asserted.

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I always assume someone is honest until they prove me wrong. When someone tells me they are honest l am suspicious. Why would you assume l would think you are not.

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Don't you believe it!!!!

Bye, Felicia.
Trust NO ONE.

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Be wary. Just say, "You know, I'll use this online environment to get to know you and decide that for myself."

IMHO, this person is telling you what they want you to think about them. So, there's no way to know if its true or not. Online can be a very deceptive environment, so you have to factor that in.

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Honest people don't need to tell you they are honest

GwenC Level 7 July 1, 2019
4

“Congratulations, now tell me the truth”

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It is very interesting how many YouTube videos are titled "The Truth About ... ", most of which contain inaccurate and/or highly biased information. "Alternate facts".

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I’d think they were not honest but projecting. Ugh, I’ve not had great luck online, lol.

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Depends on the context lol.

If it is here, well then . . . whatever. If they want your money and are the prince of Nigeria . . . be careful.

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red flag.

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Standard line of scammers

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If someone has to remind you, then they're not.

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"The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons"
RW Emerson.

Never trust anybody that tells you that quickly how honest they are...

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It could mean they are about to mooch money off you!

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Deb- I know from what you have told me about yourself that you have reason to doubt your judgement about men, but in this case the rash declaration from the man that he is honest does sound inappropriate.

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Sure now! And I'm the Pope in Rome!

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