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I Am a Compulsive Liar

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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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses Jan 9

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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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    "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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    Hello, my name is ashlynn

    and I am a compulsive liar. I don't know why I lie and I don't understand why I even feel like I have to. I started lying when I was very young, it started off as little lies. Then the lies got bigger and bigger. Recently I was caught in a very big lie, I am so disgusted in what...
    BlueJay18 BlueJay18 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Most people lie for one reason

    or another but I mostly lie for unknown (at least to me) reasons. I still lie sometimes for various reasons but mostly for no reason. I noticed that I tend to exagerrate a lot and talk about subjects with authority that I have little to no knowledge about. Help me.
    zarpanzur zarpanzur 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Pretty much lied about stupid things my whole

    life. Trying to break the cycle but man is it hard. Seeing a therapist but the in between times kind of suck. My wife says she just doesn't know if she can take it any more.
    DJPorkchopp DJPorkchopp 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 19

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    It feels nice to tell the truth.

    .. Even if it's anonymous. I have a really big problem with lying. I was lazy in college and was the dumb child in the family. I can't compete with my genius level brother....so I made **** up. Reality is... I'm lazy. I made up stories to get more time on homework and tests I...
    photosmurf photosmurf 26-30, F Mar 7

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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 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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    i dont even know were to begin.

    I am married to a wonderfull men the love of my life. And i keep hurting him. I am a compulsive liar. I lie for really stupid things because im scared to get screamed at or judged that i cant do this right. I love my husband so much but the lying has gotten so bad that he thinks...
    Ashley52 Ashley52 18-21 1 Response May 4

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    I always say how I never want someone to lie to

    be because it is such a betrayal of trust, but I am a compulsive liar. It starts out simple enough, a little white lie here and there, then it turns into this monster that is controlling your entire being and you find yourself questioning what is real and what is a lie. I am...
    karmaismygod00 karmaismygod00 22-25, F 2 Responses May 18

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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 4 Responses Mar 23, 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 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2014

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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 9 Responses May 23, 2014

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    When I created this site "Experience Project" a

    couple of months ago, it was all field and moorland! I never, even in my wildest fantasy imagined...that the one small seed that I planted on such infertile soil would flourish and grow into an orchard! So I've decided...I'm listing the entire site on EBay! NR I expect to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 27

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    LenapeYengwe LenapeYengwe 31-35 3 days ago

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    I've been lying since

    as long as I can remember about the stupidest most irrelevant stuff, and I can't seem to stop. I hope it doesn't screw something up for me later on.
    intoalkaseltzer intoalkaseltzer 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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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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    HeyThereHeather HeyThereHeather 26-30, F May 10

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    I Never Knew I Did It, Until Now, And It May Be Too Late

    I have always been a great person, or so that's what I thought everyone thought of me. I had good grades, a good education, a great job right out of college, and an extremely beautiful wife. I have made mistakes, and I admit to them, but I always had and still have the problem of...
    bswimy bswimy 22-25 3 Responses Oct 23, 2011

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    Taking the first steps;

    once you admit that you have a problem, you need to figure out how you can fix your problem. my lying had spiraled out of control and I became a manipulator, only out for what I wanted and not thinking of any concequences. In doing this I was leading a double life and cheated on...
    karmaismygod00 karmaismygod00 22-25, F May 20

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    I am compulsive liar.

    Half the time I don't even realise I'm lying until I look back at a situation. I often find myself falling into daydreams where I am talking to someone I know. When I wake up, I realise that everything I just told them was a lie. I feel so alone because my lies make me feel...
    katie735 katie735 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2013

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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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    It's Not As Bad As It Sounds

    When you think of a compulsive liar, do you think of someone who is malicious, conniving, deceiving, and selfish? Well, then you are not thinking of a compulsive liar at all, but a pathological liar. Compulsive lying is much much different. Compulsive liars generally do not lie...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 16, 2008

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    I finally realized that I'm a compulsive liar.

    After my partner was told fabricated stories about me she believed them of course.. Because of all the previous lies.. But this time I was actually telling the truth. I've never seen so much hurt in her eyes. She is completely fed up. I admitted to her that I had a problem and...
    Ladybugtc Ladybugtc 26-30, F Jun 11

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    For a while now I have been feeling really low

    and because I feel really low most of the time I don't want to face people, so I can't help but lie to avoid others whenever I can. I used to be super honest that my friends would say that I'm too honest and open. Now it's not true anymore. I believe that most of the time lying...
    rcmh171822 rcmh171822 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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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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    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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    My wife caught me lying/keeping things from her

    again. I really don't know why I do it, but I know it makes her upset and that she feels she can't trust me. I really need to figure this out our just get out. I think my life has been nothing but disappointing those that love me.
    Fotoman Fotoman 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I have been trying to stop lying.

    it's not easy but I'm trying
    Mohau Mohau 22-25, M Mar 7

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    I can't help it. I lie to protect myself from

    others knowing too much about me. I need to stop. Sometimes I actually believe my lies.
    loading100 loading100 18-21, F 2 Responses May 22

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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 1 Response Mar 22

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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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    My habit of lying is destroying my relationship

    with my parents. I have lied to them twice recently about really big things, and then tried to cover it up when they asked about it. They say they can't trust me with anything anymore. But I always feel like they'll be more upset at the truth, so I risk it and lie hoping they'll...
    Tate8146 Tate8146 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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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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    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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    Confessions Of A Teenage Liar

    I am a liar. Yep, that's me! The girl who says she went to a party and kissed a hot guy, when really she was at home playing checkers with her cat. A bit of an exaggeration, butI honestly wish I could stop. By now it's a serious problem, and it's getting so stressful. I don't...
    6390014h 6390014h 13-15 3 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    Only Small Lies...but due to my motivation those might be as bad as big lies

    I am a very creative person, and I often feel like I need to hide the truth. I rarely lie about big things, it is usually about something really little and stupid. I have lied about foods I have eaten that day, I have lied about errands I ran. Sometimes my lies are very complex...
    youngmiss youngmiss 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 30, 2008

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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 can't stop, I want to I want to stop

    so much. I'm literally killing my relationship. She can't believe a word I say and I don't blame her at all. I'm currently living away from her because of my lying and it's killing me. I need to stop. I want to stop, I have to stop. I've lied about almost everything, stupid...
    Bags2306 Bags2306 22-25, F 1 Response