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Re: compulsive liars..

Posted by Maxime on April 18, 2005, at 10:18:13

In reply to Re: compulsive liars.., posted by DumbFox on April 18, 2005, at 7:36:03

It falls under some sort of personality disorder.


> I seem to remember reading something a while back that lying is often a symptom of ADHD and Bipolar Disorder, though I think I've read too that it can indicate Conduct Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder.
> I think that there is a difference between compulsive lying and pathological lying. Compulsive lying is lying out of habit. Whereas, pathological lying is an intentional form of deceit in order to get what a person wants. I think compulsive lying is born out of extreme insecurity. Compulsive liars lie because they think that without imbelishing their lives they are not interesting enough, won't be loved, etc...
> Of course, I could be completely wrong. I'm sure someone else on the board knows more.
> I'm sorry to hear that you have a friend who does this. I guess I wouldn't be inclined to humor him. It might help to sit him down and tell him that he's a great guy and you like him for who he is, not who he wishes he was.




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