I’m a pretty lenient, forgiving person in general. I can almost always find good in people, even the worst ones. I attribute a lot of wrongdoing to ignorance or hurt. But there are a few things that I absolutely cannot tolerate–one of them is lying with a manipulative purpose. Lying with a clear motive to deceive someone else or to get what one wants.
I especially hate when one uses a serious topic when lying manipulatively. For example, “If you don’t let me do this, I’m going to kill myself,” or “I’ll hurt myself if you do this.” Even if that person is legitimately having self-destructive thoughts, it’s just not okay to use those thoughts to manipulate someone. And I think it’s safe to say that most of the time, that person really isn’t having those thoughts. They want to get their way in whatever way possible. It’s just not okay. Not only is it hurtful to the one whom you are deceiving, it’s offensive to those of us who have actually had those thoughts and have not used them to manipulate.