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Every person could be and should be sorry for lying but whether or not they actually are is up for grabs. Everybody's the same that way I guess. I suppose it must be said that in some "extreme cases" compulsive liars are simply unable to tell the truth. Whether or not this is true with the person I suppose you're wondering about, I don't know but it should also be noted that in other cases of compulsive lying, it's not so much a sickness as it is a desire for attention. In othe words, they get caught lying and in so doing get the attention they crave. Hmmmmm, a sticky wicket to be sure. Wish you the best in your quandry. WHEN You're compulsive, you can't help it...honestly , you just lie because you can. it's a learned trait. it stems from one lie when you are younger, to two lies, to lying everyday for no reason, to lying all the time and not even realizing it. Complusive liars don't like to be totally honest with everything because they have an issue... it could be one of many explanations. for example, one could lie complusivley because they feel being honest 24-7 is opening yourself up too much and are afraid of complete honesty and being exposed. i know some people who lie all the time just to see hwo much they can get away with. i also know people who lie and make up fake stories to entertain people...not necessarily maliciously or to insult or hurt anyone. a compulsive liar is sorry for the fact they hurt you. they're not sorry they lied, they are sorry they hurt your feelings. but they also are really sorry when they get caught beecause it's embarassing for them. the only thing they feel they can do to protect themselves is to lie so when they get caught they feel completely defenseless and emabarrassed. hurt, too. they really can't help it.

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