View Full Version : Does alcohol make you truthful?

April 27th, 2015, 02:18 PM
I've heard that a drunk man's talk is a sober man's thoughts or something along those lines... But do you think this is actually true?

April 27th, 2015, 03:14 PM
Yes and no, I say what I think normally to people doesn't go down well but keeps me my true friends. When drinking / drunk I tend to put my foot in it more so yes I guess but when I'm drunk I do say things I don't want people to know

April 27th, 2015, 03:20 PM
Not really. It won't stop me from telling a white lie, but it does make me spill my guts out more than being sober would.

April 27th, 2015, 03:40 PM
I never got drunk . I tried beer once , and I didn't like it . :D :D

April 27th, 2015, 05:53 PM
for me alcohol is a mood amplifier. so if I start drinking when I'm happy, I'll feel giggly and euphoric *tips fedora* if I'm pissed off, it makes me even more pissed (so to speak).

as for spilling the beans about secrets, no way.

James Dean
April 28th, 2015, 03:30 AM
Alcohol is the truth serum. Yes.

Let Me Be a Pony
April 28th, 2015, 03:42 AM
If I'm filled with a huge amount of alcohol, then I will start answering questions, but I will twist up the answers - Half-truth, half-lie.

April 28th, 2015, 07:34 AM
Happened to me once or twice, but I was already in a not-so-ok situation talking to a specialish someone... It's not that easy to get a drunk spill their beans, but at I'll be a bit more honest while drunk.

So... yes and no, to your question, I guess?

April 28th, 2015, 07:59 AM
It depends.

Some people it can make more truthful than others and for some, like phuckphace said, it's a mood amplifier. It all really depends on who the person is and how much they have drank.

April 28th, 2015, 10:09 AM
when I'm drunk I just in general don't give a fuck. so yea small lies and shit but more likely to say the truth.

Lost in the Echo
April 28th, 2015, 11:40 AM
I'd say it depends on the person. Everyone handles alcohol differently.

Me, personally, yes I am somewhat more honest and truthful when intoxicated, but to a certain extent. I'm not the type to spill every secret, or open up much about anything serious. I handle alcohol pretty well, fortunately.

April 29th, 2015, 08:46 PM
I'm definitely more honest when I'm drunk, but I still have some filter.

May 1st, 2015, 01:56 AM
a bit, yes

May 2nd, 2015, 06:35 PM
Yep definitely, I always get loose tongued and start telling people things (usually feelings and stuff) that I regret when I sober up

Deleted User
May 2nd, 2015, 06:57 PM
Alcohol physically alters your mental state and lowers your inhibitions. Your self-control is affected meaning yes, you are likely to tell people things that you normally wouldn't. Whether or not it's true may depend on the person. Some people spill their guts while some people make up things they would never make up whilst sober. We don't realize how much we really do keep to ourselves or keep ourselves from doing until under the influence of something that changes the chemistry in your brain. Some functions are severely impaired while some are heightened, causing you to act abnormally.

Alcohol doesn't really change people, it just brings out who they are under different circumstances.

May 3rd, 2015, 02:49 PM
Yep too many times I've gotten into deep talks when drunk

May 3rd, 2015, 06:44 PM
I think it makes people open up more than they would sober. I've been around drunk friends and people I know and they have told me things they wouldn't have told me sober.

May 3rd, 2015, 06:51 PM
ir depends on the person. I say for a lot of people it definitely makes them more open to saying things they normally wouldn't

Harley Quinn
May 6th, 2015, 10:59 AM
It depends on the amount of alcohol that's I've consumed, I wouldn't say it makes me more truthful, I think it just helps you get out the things you've wanted to say. However, being drunk in some ways acts like a cover in terms of being honest.

May 8th, 2015, 09:33 AM
I think it depends on the person, the amount of alcohol consumed, and the company being kept. If I'm drinking alone with a few close friends there is probably a better chance of me saying things I may have wanted to keep to myself than if I were drinking with people I didn't really know or if I was sober.

May 8th, 2015, 12:22 PM
Not for me when I'm drunk I just get really giddy and change into a totally opposite version of myself

May 8th, 2015, 08:17 PM
There is absolutely some truth to this, but depending on how drunk a person is, how prone they are to psychosis, how they react to alcohol, the power of their constitution, among other things - It's also completely possible for alcohol to give them distorted memories, thoughts, or entire concepts totally fabricated in their own mind that they may believe as truth.

Another big thing is people also embellish their stories when under the influence. I know I certainly do. So in short, yes Alcohol can make people spew everything, but what they say is not always to be trusted.

May 12th, 2015, 06:52 AM
In my case, after drinking a lot, I kinda stop caring about the consequences of the things that I'm saying. While this might be a "truthful" thing (where I say what I really think and feel) it's also a kinda "straight/direct" thing, where I say things that shouldn't be said (like idk, asking a guy who had broken up with his gf recently why isn't she with him there). Kinda both good and bad (usually bad though, cause you can end up hurting people by saying mean things for instance, and it's not like I'm not sincere with my close friends when I'm sober as well).

Also, it kinda depends on the alcohol. While liquors and spirits amplify this thing, wine (which I usually prefer) doesn't make you so.... "sincere".