SOCIAL STUDIES HIGH SCHOOL

A classmate has been talking for weeks about trying out for the school dance team. The day after the tryouts, you ask her how it went, and she answers that she couldn't go because she was sick. (In reality, however, she did try out but wasn't selected.) The way your classmate reported the situation to you is an example of what?

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Her response is an example of saving face.

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Saving face refers to maintaining one's status after a failure, in order to avoid embarrassment which in turn would lead to that person "losing face".

The classmate viewed her no selection as a failure, since she has been practicing for weeks to make it on the team. As such, she is embarrassed by  the result and lies by mentioning the sickness in order to save face in front of you, the inquisitor.


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