There are questions you ask someone and most of the time they will just answer in lies either to not hurt other people, to prevent confrontation, or to not be seen as a shallow people. Is there any English word for it?
Here's some examples of such questions and answers:
Manager asking their employee
- Manager: Do you think I'm a good manager?
- Employee: Yes you are(although he feels like the manager is bad, but he lies to prevent confrontation with the manager)
An asian guy asking girl whether she likes asian guys.
- Asian Guy: Would you date an Asian guy?
- Some girl: Yes, if he's the right person(although she doesn't like asian guy, but she lies in public otherwise she will be seems as a shallow person also she want to prevent confrontation towards asian guy)
So it's questions that people will answer truthfully only if they can answer them anonymously, otherwise the truth will hurt other people or the respondent will be considered rude.