Caution: Explosive. Handle with care.
It makes the listener vulnerable because whether he believes or not both situations will be bad for him.
We should always be aware of such people who lie to our face even when we recognize what they are doing they keep lying because it has become their habit.
"It is hardest thing in the world to be good thinker without being a good self examiner"
However half truth is like water mixed with pure milk or pure coffee mixed with chicory. For all practical purpose it will appear as milk. Only the rel experts and connoisseurs can know the difference. Unless the maker discloses one know how much is the falsehood and how much is the truth. Generally it passes on as genuine unless someone specifically dedicates himself and works focused to expose it .
Half truths are mostly use by people deliberately to mislead the innocent and naive to get some selfish benefits.Half truths are generated and fabricated by some to tarnish and destroy some specified target. While full lies re acute,they can have effective cure. But half truths are chronic. and many times they would have done deep damage so that cure may not be possible at all.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
The telling of half-truth is a deliberate act to mislead people. It is an art. There is nothing to do with forgetting half of the matter. These half-truth tellers are more dangerous because there is a hint of truth in what they are saying and misleading and confusing the people.
" Be Good and Do Good "
People who are friendly at work but are basically office snitches who have the ears of the supervisors or the boss are very good examples of such people who live on half truths and unfortunately portray a wrong picture of an innocent colleague. For instance, if someone is sick and going through a difficult time and hence unable to work to the full extent for a few days, the message to the boss would be that he/she is not productive, they would conveniently forget to mention the real reason behind. There would be many such examples that we can recollect.Yes half truths are more dangerous as they harm relations and even destroy careers or relationships.