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I Am a Compulsive Liar

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    I think that lying is not entirely bad.

    It depends on what lie you are telling. Last time I told a lie to the teacher so that my friend could get out if trouble and to blame it on the boy who is the actual culprit. He had taken the pencil box of the girl and chucked it into the dustbin before recess. I told her that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 21, 2014

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    Taking Control Of My Addiction

      Yes, I too am a compulsive liar. Just realized this when I was called out on it. Hard to swallow and in denial and retaliation at first, however have come to terms. Its been two days since I have told any lies so I'm getting there. I have come clean to my loved ones and...
    Alisa48 Alisa48 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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    When my dad, the right honourable Earnest

    Rutherford, split the atom way back in 1917, my Brother and sister got equal shares, whereas I ended up with **** all!! Thanks a lot...Daddy!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 18

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    The Realisation

    I guess today marks a big step in trying to sort everything out. I am a compulsive liar. The reason I say this now is that I am ready to make a big leap to stop the crap and try and sort my life out. I am what you would say a normal female, university educated at the start...
    scotgal scotgal 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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    When I was in middle school,

    I found myself lying about everything - Even stupid things like what I had for dinner the night before. Eventually, people stopped trusting me at all, and even when I was telling the truth, they would think I was lying. That's when I noticed it was a problem. It has been almost...
    stalingradsnow stalingradsnow 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2014

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    I have always done it,

    but I have no Idea why. It used to be fine, you know like I would lie about who ate the last cookie. Then I would lie about things my brother did. Now I lie about horrible things. When I got into high school, I started lying about my Virginity. I am 17, in high school, and still...
    jswdancergirl1 jswdancergirl1 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    It started off as a simple lie about a fake

    friend I had about a year ago, and has now spiraled into a huge string of lies with fake parties and more fake friends. I want to admit to my lies and just forget about them, but I feel like if I do, I'll lose all of my friends and loved ones.
    SnazzyRazzy SnazzyRazzy 22-25, M Dec 14, 2014

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    Is It Compulsive Lying?

    I have come to realize that I may be a compulsive liar. The term first became an easy excuse to justify why I told stupid lies. Why lying was an automated response for me. Why I belived my own lies. Then it started to offend me. I wasn't a compulsive liar! Or was I? The more...
    jlw647 jlw647 22-25, F 3 Responses May 11, 2011

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    I lie too much. I just can't help it,

    it's becoming out of my hand. Well at least I'm being honest in confessing I'm a dishonest person.
    LilithAbney LilithAbney 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2014

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    i am a liar though i try

    so hard to tell the truth i simply can't i get nervous anxious and come up with a lie instantly. Im afraid no one will trust me ever again , my friends my family, what reall hurts me the most is when my mom cries knowing i lied to her i try to tell her i will change over and...
    supreme123 supreme123 16-17, M Nov 25, 2014

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    Ever since I was young I resorted to lying

    as a defense mechanism. It stayed with me as I grew up and started to become almost second nature to me. Now to the point where I lie over the most stupid things, and this lying is tearing my world apart. I've tried countless therapy, but nothing has stuck with me. So here I am...
    fitnessmonkey fitnessmonkey 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 2, 2014

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    I Don'T Know

    I don't understand it I really do lie all the time. I lie even when it is unnecessary I know when I am doing it but I just can't figure out any other option. It's ruining my relationship with my parents and boyfriend of 2 years. I've also lost a lot of friends because of it...
    Madz2882 Madz2882 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    I am and have been a compulsive liar

    for a long time. I think I lie for 2 main reasons, one to avoid looking bad/avoid taking responsibility for my actions, especially when negative life events happen. I also lie to look better in front of peer groups. This problem has always been with me, and has caused serious...
    kevinchen64 kevinchen64 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I am almost an adult,

    and I am just now coming to terms with the fact that I am a seriously mentally ****** up person. I lie about everything, big, small, it doesn't matter. I lie about the dumbest stuff and I have no idea why. Sometimes I just say these things without thinking about it. WHY?? I have...
    girlwithissues girlwithissues 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    Lying to people makes me feel powerful.

    And the storytelling makes me feel less bored in my day-to-day.
    rhymeswithcrazy rhymeswithcrazy 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    I lie to everyone, you know?

    I mean, everyone believes it and I have an excellent memory when it comes to spewing bullshit. I hate it because I cant talk to any of my friends without them asking about a lie that I told a few months ago. It's become a problem and sometimes I can just imagine it all. I can...
    idontknowanymoreok idontknowanymoreok 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 15, 2014

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    My (now married) relationship started off on a

    lie. I, essentially, cat fished my husband. Fake pictures, fake memories/history of my life. I don't know how to fix this.
    AnonymousLiar AnonymousLiar 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2014

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    Self-perception From A Serial Liar

    People always tell you honesty is the best policy. I am inclined to agree. However, I can also tell you that living life as a compulsive liar it's not as simple as just telling the truth. You have a habit of lying and constantly have this INTENSE fear of how others will see you...
    memphis0723 memphis0723 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 23, 2012

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    I have a problem with lying

    and it may have cost my the woman I love. I'm going to get better and I hope that I can get her back. I've hit bottom and I realize that I first have to change for myself. The greatest thing she did for me was leave me. I just hope that once I'm better it isn't too late
    yosoyroland yosoyroland 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 19

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    Ever since I can remember I have felt more

    comfort in telling lies than I have in honoring the truth. Whether it be things big or small. It has never felt good to lie, I've always felt an overwhelming guilt surrounding it, but I've never felt in control of it. They came out so easily. I am only recently realizing how...
    LeNa1047 LeNa1047 18-21, F Mar 22

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    Whilst rummaging through the pockets of my old

    duffelcoat recently, I came across the Elgin marbles! God only knows how they got there!! I haven't quite decided yet whether to return them to their rightful owner, or list them on EBay... 
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 18

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    Today is my first day of taking the right steps

    towards becoming a better person. I felt my life was almost over. I pushed everyone one of my friends away from me. I had a perfect girl friend who loved me more than anything in the entire world. I had a great family who loved me with everything they had and my lies pushed...
    icantstophelp icantstophelp 22-25, M Dec 20, 2014

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    Today was a crap day.

    I'm beginning to feel very unwanted in my job. To begin with, to be completely honest, I have not been the best employee at my new position. I've messed up quite a lot, and I feel so completely stupid and untrusted in my job these days. Today, I asked my boss what I should...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 2

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    I Am a Compulsive Liar

      I hate liars.  I hate lying.  However I have come to the realization that I am a compulsive liar.  I lie, constantly, with no goal or purpose in mind.  I lie for the sake of lying.  I lie to not tell the truth.  Most psychologists will break...
    LyingGirl LyingGirl 22-25 32 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    I have been a compulsive liar

    for as long as I can remember. It's a living hell that I want to escape. I don't know how to stop.
    lywn lywn 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    Mental Illness+lying = Disaster.

    So when I was about 16 I used to get caught in my own delusions and because I'd lied so much. I hated high school everyone new me as a liar. Because i had no idea how to make it all stop or keep up. so i just stuck to a couple of people and hid from humiliation. If this wasn't...
    readytostop readytostop 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2012

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    The other day i had this overwhelming urge to

    pee all over the bathroom at my work. It felt really good but when i was confronted and asked i simply said "no, why would i do that"! I then laughed and laughed so hard it hurt my stomach. Now i have to poop, but i am afraid to use the bathroom again. This has been a really bad...
    StuartPlatt StuartPlatt 46-50, T Mar 12

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    I've always had a problem with my ego.

    I loved pumping helium and bullshit into it so that it would float higher and higher and expand bigger and bigger. I don't know when my bubble burst, but I believe it was around the time I was in second grade ... maybe even as early as first. Your mother always told you how...
    theprofessionalliar theprofessionalliar 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 7, 2014

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    Lying Has Ruined My Life.

    I am a compulsive liar, I have known that i had a problem since i was in early elementary school, i would lie to my friends about the wirdest things they did it too, on ocassion, but it was a regular thing for me. An impulse that i cant quite stop until its already out there. I...
    mailboxes mailboxes 22-25 7 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    This Is Ruining My Life

    I am a compulsive liar. I know it and everyone else knows it as well. I cherish the deception that I used to get what I want and sometimes I lie just because I'm bored or want people to like me. I'm not sure why. My life is interesting enough as it is. I'm a professional...
    OnlyLiveTwice OnlyLiveTwice 26-30 6 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    My whole life lying has been second nature to

    me. Not only lying about little day to day activities such as what I had for breakfast but I also would make up lies - huge lies. Now I'm almost 20 and I've stopped making up things, I still lie here and there but I don't make up stories. But now I'm at a point where I need to...
    rileyxyz rileyxyz 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    I've been trying to stop lying it felt good

    then I found myself lying but quickly call myself to order. it's a process.
    Mohau Mohau 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 11

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    "Oh No! I'm A Liar And Going To Hell!" Hah! Just Read The Story.

    "Oh No! I'm A Liar and Going to Hell!" G-d there's so many things that look cool out there! One thing that always looked cool was being a compulsive liar. It's become a recent thing where I tell lies, but that's cause there's people out to get me. I like telling these lies. So...
    WhoisChaff WhoisChaff 26-30 3 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    Hi everyone my name is Krysta

    and I am a habitual liar. I seriously want to change and I have no idea where to start. So far I have located a phone number for a place that I can get therapy sessions through, but they don’t open until Monday and I really don’t want to waste any more time before I seek...
    massageling massageling 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Frustration Doesn't Begin To Explain It.

    The hardest part is realizing you just lied about something so small and unnecessary and remembering no prior intention of doing so. It just happens without warning as if it's so easy. It's like your brain is constantly working two steps ahead of you, ready to lie before the...
    RelianceOnScience RelianceOnScience 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 24, 2012

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    I Lie For Attention

    I have been lying since I was 8 years old. I lie so much sometimes that I cannot remember my lies. My friends all still love me but think less of me because of it. I lie to strangers, friends, and family. I lie to make myself look better, and to make myself feel better. I am...
    merscham merscham 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 10, 2011

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    I can't, due to royal protocol,

    elaborate too much but, when I left her pad tonight, Kate was grinning like a Cheshire cat, with cream!! Bloody hell Wills!! Get a grip on your crown jewels or I'll have 'em on EBay!! 
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 18

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    I stand here a shell of a man,

    alone and without direction to find a path. I am a compulsive Liar and i have been all my life. I have hurt and destroyed everything that is near and dear to my heart. I have almost no friends, no family and no love to call my own. I am defeated and at rock bottom and needing...
    Inspiremylife Inspiremylife 41-45, M 8 Responses May 23, 2014

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    My Lies Are Breaking Me

    I am a compulsive liar, and I need help.  I hear about other compulsive liars and I see a pattern.  The lies make no sense.  Why do we do this?  Why do I do this?  And how do I stop? It is harder for me to tell the truth than it is to lie.  The...
    annonEmouse annonEmouse 26-30, F 11 Responses Dec 3, 2009

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    I began lying at the age of 12

    and it became a addiction, I enjoyed the thrill of being able to trick people. It felt like a accomplishment and my award was entertainment and attention. I became so good at it, I even believed some of my own lies to be true. But not anymore, I have started a fresh start and I...
    AlternateReality AlternateReality 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2014

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    Only When It's Appropriate

    I am only a compulsive liar to a certain extent. The only time I lie is when I know someone can be thoroughly hurt as a result, when I'm not at liberty to discuss certain information because I don't want to take sides in an argument, or when I am about to get a sh*t storm of...
    ItWasAGhostBro ItWasAGhostBro 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2013

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    When my great uncle, Pablo Picasso,

    passed away he bequeathed to me his box of crayons and some colouring books. Now, whilst they do hold great sentimental value, I no longer have room in my tent to store them so, I have listed them on EBay in the hope that they will find a good home with some arty type who will...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 18

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    At the age of 16 I told my first non-white lie.

    A lump was found on my back after testing they ruled out cancer. I had be struggling with my parents divorce and tried everything in my power to keep my family together. I sacrificed my own image to get their attention. I said I had cancer. I needed someone to listen. My parents...
    outintheopen1 outintheopen1 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 8, 2014

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    I am 40, and a man who is on the verge of

    losing someone whom I love very, very much. All because I am a compulsive liar. I am not someone who likes this. I hate this person, and I don't feel like it's me. I lie to keep things on an even keel emotionally, and out of low self esteem. I am not someone who likes this, I...
    WantsMore1974 WantsMore1974 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I've been lying ever

    since I was about 4 or 5 (I think). I first remember lying when my dad had built a closet into our house and I went and wrote my brothers and I's name on the wall. My mom came in and yelled, and I blamed it on my 3 or 4 year old brother. She slapped me straight in the face, and...
    ready1994 ready1994 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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    there is no one in my life

    that I dont lie to. I lie about little things ie "mom of course I went to yoga" and big things,(to much to go into) I lie so smoothly. it just flows out. I am scared to even talk much because I need a place to NOT lie. and that happens only when I dont talk much. help me
    zoesel zoesel 31-35, F Feb 16

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