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Why do people judge hypocrites, who condemn immoral behaviors that they in fact engage in, so negatively?

Yale University researchers propose that hypocrites are disliked because their condemnation sends a false signal about their personal conduct, deceptively suggesting that they behave morally. In other words, the reason people dislike hypocrites may be their outspoken moralizing falsely signals their own virtue. People object to the misleading implication - not to a failure of will or a weakness of character because their beliefs and actions are inconsistent.

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A website devoted to all things hypocritical with an intent to make a small contribution to correct our blindness of our own shortcomings and corruption.

The phrase pot calling the kettle black is an idiom for "a person who is guilty of the very thing of which they accuse another and is thus an example of psychological projection."

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