Hypocrite is he who acts with hypocrisy . That is pretend feelings or qualities which, in reality, contradict what you truly feel or think.
The concept of hypocrisy comes from a Greek word which refers to the function of playing a role, of acting. In ancient Greece the hypocrite was a theatrical actor, without any negative connotation.
Subsequently, in this same culture, the term was used to refer to those who "acted" in everyday life, meaning that they pretended to be people who were not; meaning that is still given. It is worth mentioning that in the Bible the concept is used repeatedly and refers to someone who moves away from what God desires; that is, he is unfaithful.
Hypocrisy and human relationships
Today and living in a world where life is governed by a set of rules and actions that all individuals must perform to move in the world in an acceptable way; rules that include behavior politically correct that is delimiting the existing between the allowed and the prohibited. Those who violate these rules and claim not to do so are hypocrites.
Hypocrisy contemplates two actions that must be combined, simulation and dissimulation. The first consists of show what you want to see; while the second consists of hide what you don't want to be known for the environment.
It is important to mention that a person who acts with hypocrisy is one who, approving a series of rules and values and accusing those who do not comply, commits acts against this line of thought and conceals it. In that sense, a person who is in a couple and who considers that both parties have the right to have a lover, and she has it, is not hypocritical; It would be if considering that it was wrong to have a lover and criticize those who had it, but still committed adultery.
With all this we can express that hypocrisy consists in advocating certain values and apply others in everyday life. For example: a father who tries to raise awareness among his children about the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption and then arrives drunk at home is a hypocrite.
Another example of hypocrisy is found in the public personality who, in front of the camera, talks about the importance of solidarity and social assistance but, in his private life, he never helps anyone despite having the necessary financial means to do so.
The psychology explains that hypocritical behavior consists of explain one's own action for the environment and attribute the actions of others to innate matters . This implies a judgment on the other and a justification on the actions themselves.
There are those who argue that hypocrisy is necessary for the normal functioning of the society ; in this way individuals should pretend feelings contrary to what they really experience to avoid conflicts. A way of understanding relationships certainly false and superficial, despite being the most accepted. It is believed that if the subjects would tell the truth without any blinding, they could cause discomfort situations that they do not want.
This behavior is not typical of an ideal world, since in a society where individuals will experience security and freedom They would have the space to express their ideas and emotions without any fear. After all, that someone expresses that he does not like something from another person does not have to be negative, in any case it is his way of perceiving it, as valid as that of any other but without any authority to harm the individual in question.