Why Do We Bribe?

Dr. Purushothaman
October 23, 2022

Bribery is the acceptance or offer of anything of value in exchange for influence on something or someone. A puzzle in research has always been the behaviour of bribing. Several studies understand the risks and gains from bribes and call it a cross-benefit analysis. But why do good people need to do bad things? Let us understand why do ordinary people engage in corruption.

  • Fear, nervousness and relief: Many people have a dread of being harmed, socially, emotionally or physically if they do not indulge in bribes. People also offer bribes out of relief. It is seen as something paid out of happiness and relief, but does not understand the vicious circle they create around bribing.
  • Avoiding loss and denial: Bribing behaviour is caused when one sees the loss of opportunity and denial. Unless a person pays a bribe, nothing can be secured. Moreover, when someone is subject to high levels of inconvenience, they immediately resort to bribing as a solution.
  • Need for speed: Bribing helps to get work done immediately. All of us need some extra incentive to do the work which we are supposed to do regardless and that is where bribing comes into play.

There is a need to understand how to stop making unethical decisions. You can sign up for anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance programs that help you by stating how to prevent that from happening.

Psychologists further can help you learn to cope with stressful situations. Bribing is an addiction and you can overcome that, manage your chronic illnesses and break past the barriers that keep you from reaching your goals.

At Living in Wellbeing, our trained therapists administer and interpret a number of assessments and tests. These can help diagnose a condition or tell more about all those ways in which a person thinks, feels and behaves. By doing so, they help you address the problem in a way that best fits your characteristics and preferences, all while maintaining strict privacy. So get in touch with us today and wave goodbye to all the challenges that do let you lead a happy and healthy life.

Article Source: https://www.quora.com/Why-do-we-bribe/answer/Purushothaman-Kollam-1

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