This can certainly happen more often than you think, but be careful! You have to be absolutely sure you are correct. Unless you have gone to the doctors with this friend of yours and heard the diagnosis then you'll never know for sure.
Some people fake illness' to get attention. It doesn't make them a bad person, but just one that feels they have not had much attention in their lives and without thinking they can lie about something to get that attention and before they know it they can be caught up in such a web of lies it's too late to back out without looking like a fool. Lying about a disease is not hard at all in this modern age because you can get a lot of info off the web on disease so the person that could be lying sounds quite legitimate when they are telling their friends a disease they may have. I know it seems cruel to you that a friend would do this to you, but if you put it into perspective as to why they are lying then you can deal with it.
Unfortunately, compulsive liars are hard people to know when to trust and not trust. It's just like that childhood story "Peter & The Wolf" ... if you cry wolf one too many times no one is going to hear them. The sad thing of it all is, if the compulsive liar really does have a severe illness this is when their friends will usually doubt them. Who could blame them!
MarcyAnswerYou cant, i live with a compulsive liar, the best thing you can do i help to accept she is a liar, the change has to come from within herself rather than through you! Tell her you know she is lying but don't accuse her it will make it worse.
Lying like this is most likely a symptom of a mental health issue. Bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and delusional disorder all are possibilitiesfor this type of behavior. Be careful about what you read on forums. There are a lot of people with an opinion but without any medical knowledge of what they are writing about.
Mentally healthy people say things that aren't true on a regular basis but not about something this big. This may be attention seeking behavior but it is not in the normal range of behavior.
Encourage your friend to get help. Confronting the lies can cause your friend to explode or leave. Try to talk to the person during calm times about their need for help.
I am currently dealing with a long time family friend who says she has cancer. She has never let anyone go to the doctor with her but lies and says that others have gone. She recently started taking medication for bipolar and we can see the difference.
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."
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.
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).
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.
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.
you go up to her or him and ask and if you think they are lying or you can tell that they are lying to you don't trust them or don't be there friend.
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....
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.
well it is able to die from diffrent things.like wet tail or cancer
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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.