Is withholding the truth the same as an outright lie?
Most Helpful Guys
The intent behind the lie/omission is what's important to me
Most Helpful Girls
No. I don't find it to be as bad. If for example someone doesn't want to share everything about their past, it's not their responsibility to tell me. And I don't find it to be lying or as bad as lying. There are some things that are just as terrible kept as a secret as lying about it, though. Mostly things that have been done maliciously and directly affect the person who it's kept from.