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Can compulsive lying be hereditary?

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There is now some evidence that a truly compulsive liar may have a genetic make-up slightly different than that of more honest people. However, the overwhelming academic opinion is still that a behavior, such as lying, is a learned trait strengthened through observation and conditioning.

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Compulsive lying is when you cannot stop lying, so you lie almost whenever you can.


It is when you can't stop lying, even if you don't want to lie.A compulsive liar is someone who can't resist lying, even when there is no reson to.


There are not medications specifically for compulsive lying. However, compulsive lying is usually a symptom of other underlying psychiatric issues, some of which may require medications. Sometimes just interacting with a councilor or therapy can cause a noticeable improvement with the problem.


Psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, and other mental health personnel use the term 'compulsive lying' when they refer to people who cannot control their lying, that is, people who feel compelled to lie and are aware that they are lying. Therefore, compulsive lying implies impaired ability to control it. The term 'compulsive lying' is not a diagnosis. It is a behavior or a symptom associated with a number of mental disorders [for example, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder]. The term "confabulation" is used to describe lying or invention when the person who is lying is not aware that they are lying. To be more specific, confabulation is treating a fantasy as a fact, without awareness that fantasy has replaced fact."


no because you can not pass lying down from generation to generation



Because they cant stop lying!


A compulsive liar is defined as someone who lies out of habit. Lying is their normal and reflexive way of responding to questions. Compulsive liars bend the truth about everything, large and small. For a compulsive liar, telling the truth is very awkward and uncomfortable while lying feels right. Compulsive lying is usually thought to develop in early childhood, due to being placed in an environment where lying was necessary. A compulsive liar may also have difficulties with poor self esteem. For the most part, compulsive liars are not overly manipulative and cunning, rather they simply lie out of habit - an automatic response which is hard to break and one that takes its toll on a relationship. A compulsive liar may have difficulties with poor self esteem.


No, lying out of fear is not compulsive lying. It may be a compulsion, but that's a normal reaction; a defense mechanism. If you lie out of fear, it is justified, therefore *not* driven by a compulsion. Compulsive lying is an actual disorder, characterized by the pathalogical liar telling fibs without motivation, often telling wildly exaggerated stories and appearing to honestly believe them to be true.


Go get help. Get counseling and figure out why you lie.


A liar A compulsive liar or a pathological liar. if it's a physiological disorder, a pathological and compulsive lying then the person is a mythomaniac.


First of all, pathalogical lying is different to compulsive or habitual lying, in the sense that there is the added feeling that they always need to spread lies to either feel okay through false ego validations or avoidance of ego invalidation. Compulsive or habitual lying may have the same motives but lack the degree of need to use deception as a means of coping with the fears of judgment from others and themselves. Pathalogical lying becomes a way of living, where compulsive lying becomes a way of avoiding perceived upcoming threats of self-esteem (this includes lying to gain attention).


There is no easy way to get true compulsive liars to stop lying. Many compulsive behaviors are symptoms of deeper mental disorders and may require professional counseling and/or medication to treat the problem.


Yes, I do it all the time, so do lots of adders.


Though compulsive lying is not considered a genetic disorder, it is a psychiatric illness. Compulsive liars actually take pleasure in this agbnormal entity and it feels right to them. Telling the truth, on the other hand, is very difficult and uncomfortable. This disorder is addictive and very hard to stop. Also, t make this more complicated, there is usually an underlying personality disorder. Compulsive lying can only be dealt with through aggressive counseling and therapy. However, for therapy to be successful, the patient must be able to admit that they do have a problem.


Compulsive lying, or pathological lying, is a common disorder often caused by low self-esteem and a need for attention. Often, the liar does not realize how often he or she is lying because it becomes second nature. Compulsive lying alienates friends and loved ones and often brings about the opposite of what the liar wants: instead of getting the attention they often crave, they end up pushing people away. With therapy, many people can overcome their compulsion to lie and salvage their interpersonal relationships before it is too late.


You don't, get out while you can. A relationship like that is doomed like the Titanic!!!


compulsive lying is a disease. you should go to your doctor they have medication for this situation now... And when you start believing your own lies and can not stop telling a lie that means you need to talk to you doctor, It is confidential...and doctors are great.... they will take care of you....


There is some scientific evidence that it may be. Nothing conclusive.


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Habitual liars have little regard for the truth, and usually lie to gain something, or simply to smooth their way through life. Habitual lying is one of the symptoms of sociopathy.Compulsive lying, on the other hand, is an emotional disability. Compulsive liars often are unable to discern between their lies and the truth, or may come to believe the lies that they have told. The difference between the two is voluntary/involuntary and understanding of the difference.


Yes it is called Pathological Liar or Compulsive Liar. If someone is lying to gain something whether it be admiration, power, money, etc. this is a Pathological Liar. If someone is lying about everything even small details or changes stories around for no apparent reason this is a Compulsive Liar. I personally think both are dangerous and both can and/or will lie for some sort of gain. Usually a Compulsive Liar will lie, know it's a lie, and actually believe it. A Pathological Liar might know they are lying and not necessarily believe it but will defend it. Hope this helped.


If your both unhappy and your lover is lying to you constantly, you might want to end the relationship . Because if you continue this and you might want to go deeper into this relationship but you don't trust each other; that might lead into affairs.


You cause lying because you are not being responsible for your actions, and if you make false statements, that is lying, nothing but you can stop yourself from lying, even when you're a compulsive liar. ANSWER People lie to hide the truth and they knowingly do so - they are being irresponsible and legitimately deceiving because they want to due to the fact of fear, fear of the reaction the truth may cause.


Usually compulsive liars are not confident individuals and they feel the need to dramatize certain events in their lives to impress others. These are some of the signs of a compulsive liar: If the compulsive liar did something wrong and someone else found out they'd lie their way out of it. Telling others about things in their life that didn't happen. Dramatizing events in their life that didn't go down the way it did. Lying over silly things such as borrowing something from someone and denying they ever had it. Lying about other people. Constantly blaming others for the problems one gets themselves into. These are but a few. If a person has been told they are a compulsive liar they probably are. Compulsive liars often don't mean to be this way, so professional help does help them balance out their lives, face themselves and not be afraid of being who they are or telling the truth and taking the consequences for their own actions. Marcy



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