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NO! Because it's a psychological issue and should be treated by a psychologist because he honestly doesn't believe he is lying (so no, he's not lying to you about the fact he's a liar.) People that are compulsive liars have usually grown up in an environment, or sometimes they are ashamed of their past or feel that they're past is not as exciting as most people's so they either make something small in their lives dramatic to attract attention by their peers or, they simply lie. You are either going to have to take your friend the way they are, or move on.

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Q: Can you help a compulsive liar if he won't admit to lying?
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Can a compulsive liar stop lying?


How do you stop lying you are a compulsive liar?

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

What is a word for someone who lies about everything?

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.

Why is someone a compulsive liar?

Because they cant stop lying!

What is compulsive lying?

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.

What is a compulsive liar?

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.

How do you help a compulsive liar?

You don't! The person that is the compulsive liar has to reach out for professional help and it doesn't matter what you say or do, this person has to admit they need help. It truth when they say, "they are always the last to know", meaning, an alcoholic never thinks they have a problem with alcohol, a compulsive liar never thinks they lie, etc. Until they reach a point in their lives where they have no place to go but the truth about themselves there is nothing anyone can do for them.

How can you help a compulsive liar?

You can't. I've tried.

Is there a mental illness When a person believes their lies?

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.

Who is a compulsive liar in The Great Gatsby?

The main compulsive liar is Gatsby

Is there any treatment for a compulsive liar?

yes there actually is it is a treatment where you do everything their favorite way and they might commit or admit to it yes

After being in a relationship with a compulsive liar and having it fall to pieces is it possible for you to become a compulsive liar with more demented feelings as your ex?

It's possible, but because you have separated it means you weren't happy in this relationship so you expect honesty and a lot more while a compulsive liar can't help what they say, but know they are wrong about lying and are either in denial or refuse counseling for their problem. As far as you are concerned it's safe to say that you aren't a compulsive liar and it's best to move on and find someone that is better suited for you. Good luck

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