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I Am a Compulsive Liar

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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 30 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    So my life has been filled with lies,

    It's gotten to the point that I am now known around my high school as "the liar" and I don't have ver good friends. And when I do make friends it normally takes about a year for them to become sick of my lies and they leave my life. My parents know I'm a liar. My friends. My...
    hello1997 hello1997 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 9

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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'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

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    I am a compulsive liar.

    It's not really by choice, I don't realize i'm doing it. But how do I stop?
    psychotic90 psychotic90 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 1

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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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    Liar Liar My World's On Fire

    I am a lair. I am good at lying. I assume this statement is true because people either blindly trust me or don't care enough to catch my lie. I am not lying on here, I have no reason to, none of you are physically here to yell at me. Please bear with me as I've never told anyone...
    Littleliarllie Littleliarllie 18-21 3 Responses Dec 15, 2011

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    I have been lying to make myself look better

    for quite sometime, now I have the woman of my dreams and I cant stop lying to her. I want nothing more but to be honest with her but lies just come out all the time.
    back2life13 back2life13 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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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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    It's both a blessing

    and a curse. I only use my lying skills for good though.. Most of the time
    lunamars lunamars 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    LordSphinx LordSphinx 13-15 Mar 8

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    I am a pathological and compulsive liar I

    don’t know how it started, or when exactly it all happened all I know that I got out of hand very quickly. I have lost friends and reputation because of it. I even feel my career as a medical professional is going to be jeopardized by my own dishonesty. This worrying because...
    S1reAdriel01 S1reAdriel01 18-21 Mar 14

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    I am a compulsive liar.

    I have lied so much and I am trying so hard to stop I really want to start over but I don't know how and I don't know how to face my lies coming back to haunt me does anyone have any pieces of advice for me?
    artisticsoul artisticsoul 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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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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    I'm not sure if it's compulsive lying

    or not because I haven't been lying my whole life and it's only ever about one thing, but I have been lying about it for years and I have gone to great lengths to cover it up. Mostly it's just amazing and weird how long I've kept the lie going for, it makes no sense and has just...
    MellowOwl MellowOwl 22-25, M Jun 5

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    I am writing about someone else.

    . I myself am not a compulsive liar, but my girlfriend of about 1 month is. I plan on cutting ties, but cutting these ties is not my decision, I was gonna give her a second chance and she seems like she really wants to and said that she never really cared about changing before...
    JRW345 JRW345 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 17

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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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    My Lies Are Ruining My Marriage And My Life...

    I am a compulsive liar. I don't want to be one, though and this behavior is destroying my marriage and my life.  The person I lie to the most is my husband. The reasons why are mostly when I feel ashamed or feel I will be yelled at or punished for something I did or handled...
    gradpsu2 gradpsu2 36-40 2 Responses Feb 21, 2011

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    I lie all the time. Even over stupid stuff.

    Idk. When someone asks me a question I automatically lie.
    ShatteredWingz ShatteredWingz 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    I've always had a problem with lying n

    depression !!!! My father had thee exact same ones and I wonder if I inherited his demons through genetics or from exposure to his virulence for so long ... It's always afflicted my life I've always told a million lies about my life to feel better about myself because I feel so...
    Anthony892 Anthony892 22-25 1 Response Feb 16

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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 7 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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    Lies Lies Go Away

    Im a compulsive liar and I have been for all of my life. I lie about anything! I even went as far as claiming that I was raped. I lie continiously because I figure that this is the only way people will like me. I have made up imaginary friends and a foreign boyfriend who is...
    liarlying liarlying 18-21 2 Responses Dec 31, 2010

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    I've been lying since I was young,

    I'm 23 now and its gotten even worse. It's something that I can't control and it has gotten me into a lot of trouble over the years. I lie about almost everything whether it's serious or not, I just can't tell the truth about anything and it has damaged countless relationships...
    safewerki safewerki 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 26

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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 6 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    I don't know where to start.

    I came to the conclusion last night that I need help. I work as a hostess at a very popular restaurant. I love my job. I love the people I work with. And I lie to them everyday. I have been lying since I was little. I don't remember how it started. All I know is that one day...
    sometimessentimental sometimessentimental 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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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 been a liar for

    as long as I can remember. I will lie about anything and everything. A lie as small as "yea I like that outfit" to "I am the proud mother of boy girl twins" The truth is I probably don't like the outfit and I am a virgin so how would having kids even be possible? I have created...
    iampossible1991 iampossible1991 22-25, F Apr 17

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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 lied about some very serious things four

    years ago. I got caught, eventually... thank god! It was probably the most humiliating thing in my entire life. I've not been able to let it go and it still eats away at me every day. If anyone is in a similar situation, I'm here to talk. I don't judge, I want to support. I know...
    jmeow jmeow 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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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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    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 1 Response Mar 18

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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 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    Angry With Myself, I Want To Stop

    This is my first step to taking action to rid myself of my compulsive lying problem. Like many people on this site, my compulsive lying problem stems from my childhood. My father died of cancer just before I turned 8. My mother was a verbally abusive, manipulative, and neglectful...
    jrc5533 jrc5533 22-25, F Apr 14, 2013

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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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    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

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    My lieing just recently cost me many

    relationships. Looking back over the years, I have always lied here and there about things small enough to not get caught. It seems the situations always are when I have an underlying anxiety concerning the subject. People asking me about my grades when Im doing bad, or about a...
    GirlOnFire123 GirlOnFire123 22-25, F Apr 14

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    It's getting out of hand.

    EP is the only place where I don;t lie and manipulate people. It's all to do with drugs.
    IntoTheFuckingFloodAgain IntoTheFuckingFloodAgain 18-21, M Mar 31

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    Can You Help Me Help A Friend?? (long Story)

    I have many character flaws and life struggles I am sorting out myself, but being a compulsive liar isn't one of them.  I'm actually writing on this board today because I suspect a close friend of being a compulsive liar... and I want to help her if she is.  But before I can do...
    Shocheona Shocheona 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 29, 2011

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    I wouldnt classify myself

    as a cumpulsive liar. I would say i just lie from time to time. Maybe this is just a part of denial. I lie about the stupidist things and am constantly hurting my wife with lies. Lies are the one thing she hates and i see how much i hurt her every time. Today she asked me...
    kujo1990 kujo1990 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 14

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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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    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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    I Think I Need Some Serious Therapy.

    I've been a compulsive liar since I was about 14 years old. It started when I got an abortion and had to lie to friends about the follow up pills I had to take. I told them that I had tumors on my ovaries and the pills were pain medication. I had to tell several lies to follow up...
    LadyAnna LadyAnna 18-21 9 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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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 lie to avoid uncomfortable situations,

    I lie to make myself look better than I am, I lie to make others feel sorry for me, but worst of all I lie for no reason at all. There are times when the truth would be so simple, so elegant, so innocent where absolutely nothing could go wrong; and I lie. My girlfriend of 3...
    shafer2100 shafer2100 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    My Lying Has Got Me In a Tough Situation Now...

         Since I was about 13 I've been lying about petty, small, and almost too-little-to-tell things. My father would always lie about status and fancy things that he didn't have. He went as far as cheating on my mom and having a son and still lying about it...
    praytosave praytosave 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 30, 2008

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    At the End of the Road ~ As long

    as I can remember I've been lying. I can make excuses why I did it. Because my mother rather go out with other people instead of staying home, while my father lived in another continent because of the divorce. This made me the primary caretaker of my brother. I detached to...
    Cella01 Cella01 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    I lie about everything,

    from being sick, achievements, money, relationships etc. I feel I lie to be loved and maybe for attention but mostly I think because I want to be loved. I also try to make people show there love for me through lies. I lie to make up for my flaws. Even though I lie I still feel...
    Pslaadtats Pslaadtats 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 7

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    And Proud of It

    I lie so often.  I've got quite a talent for it.  It's not even like I think about it before I say it.  Usually I'll be talking and then after I say something I'll think, "What?"  I've stopped trying to be honest; it's just not who I am. ...
    XCRevolution XCRevolution 18-21, F 14 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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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 5 Responses May 23

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    I've dug myself so far in my lies

    that I have to make up more lies in order to carry on the other ones. Its ruining my relationship with my family and my two best friends and I'm just sick of it. I honestly feel like a terrible person because of it and I just want it to stop but I can't and I have no idea why.
    flowinsamoan896 flowinsamoan896 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 16

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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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