You are not logged in. Login or Signup
Home » links » Post a link

Your username:

(You must be registered to post messages)

Your password:


This is not the place to slag off other members' work. If you don't like it, don't say anything, and don't click "I like this". (links board rules)

Subject:


Message:



      I like this!


You are replying to this message:
Psychologically?
A combination of survival and ego. Survival in that they need what the other person is exchanging (so will lie or cheat to get it) and ego that they feel good and big for having made the deal (Winning a barter feels good).

/Edit - obviously there's probably a bit more to it than that. If I won a barter by cheating or survived by swindling, it wouldn't feel that good. I'd like to think a lot of other people are similar, but there's plenty of exceptions...well, like the person who switched the horsemeat labels for one ;-)