We've all been there. We make plans with friends weeks or months in advance and then day of you are just not feeling it. What do you do? Make up an excuse and hope your friend doesn't know you're lying or do you confess the truth?
According to new research from Michigan State University, honesty is the best policy.
William Chopik, associate professor in MSU’s department of psychology and lead author of the study, said quote:
“We found that most people didn’t mind if you needed to cancel — they don’t feel particularly bad, and they understand that things come up."
80% of those surveyed said that canceled plans wouldn't effect a friendship, but they would be upset if they found out the reason given was a lie.