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I Am a Compulsive Liar

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    I told the biggest lie,

    to the only person that has ever fully trusted me... I a horrible creature
    LittleDalek LittleDalek 16-17, M Sep 8, 2014

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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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    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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    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 sabotage relationships,

    the closer I could be to them the worse I behave. I truly am a compassionate, loving and good person. I am fine in the beginning of relationships and then I panic and I ruin them. I start lying about horrible things or stupid ones that are completely unbelievable. Like setting...
    Deedahdoo Deedahdoo 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I've just had my string of lies all found out

    and I've lost friends as I lied so much and was so twisted with my lies and I wanna stop destroying friendships and actually be able to not lie anymore but every time I try to stop I end up doing it again and it's so addictive I lie about everything and anything and people don't...
    natcarr1996 natcarr1996 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26, 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...
    Bobhoglin Bobhoglin 46-50, M 2 hrs 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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    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...
    Bobhoglin Bobhoglin 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 18

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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 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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    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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    Well, I've been in denial about this

    for quite some time but at the same time I'm not. Most of my lies have never caught up with me. Usually I lie because I'm afraid if I tell the whole truth someone will be angry even if I know I'm not really doing anything wrong. I tell what I call half truths where if I need to...
    xstoryofxagirlxx xstoryofxagirlxx 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 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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    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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses Mar 18, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 can't stop lying to my friends

    and family. I lie about me family to my friends and then I lie about my friends to my family. I say I can do things which I can't and I'm scared that I'm going to slip up. My friends already second guess me and they would hate me if they found out. They are always asking, "does...
    cizj cizj 13-15, F Oct 27, 2014

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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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    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... 
    Bobhoglin Bobhoglin 46-50, M 1 Response 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 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 7 Responses May 23, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Yes I am.. I lie almost everyday.

    .wether it is to my boss about coming late or to my boyfriend about coming late because I was with another man, instead I tell him I was at Denny's eating desert which it's kinda true I guess :/ the other guys name is Danny and I do go to him for desert LOL ok but I'm serous! I...
    alexamia alexamia 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2014

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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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    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 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!! 
    Bobhoglin Bobhoglin 46-50, M Jan 18

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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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    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!!
    Bobhoglin Bobhoglin 46-50, M Jan 18

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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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    Lying to people makes me feel powerful.

    And the storytelling makes me feel less bored in my day-to-day.
    rhymeswithcrazy rhymeswithcrazy 26-30, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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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 31 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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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 Nov 2, 2014

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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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    I am a compulsive liar

    and I want help will anyone help me or listen to what I have to say?
    compulsiveliar2016 compulsiveliar2016 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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 am a patlogical liar an a narrcist I wanna

    stop so I am reaching out for help I feel like I shouldn't be be in the free world I should be locked up an kept away from sosity I'm pathetic an truly wanna stop I have a idea how its just getting my *** in gear to stop it an stop hurting people ive been doing this for thirty...
    ydobrrup ydobrrup 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 28, 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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    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 have just come to grips with the fact I am a

    compulsive liar. My girlfriend of almost 3 years caught me in a lie, and of course being a compulsive liar,i tried to get around it. Then I told her everything, I admitted to having a major problem. It has damaged a lot in my life,my lies have involved just about every person...
    noticonick noticonick 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 29, 2014

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