Why Lying Becomes Second Nature for Some People
However, both compulsive lying and pathological lying are usually a symptom of a bigger issue, such as:
- Narcissistic Personality Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
- Bipolar Disorder
- Addiction or Substance Abuse
- Borderline Personality Disorder
Compulsive liars can be hurtful to people around them, especially those who are close to them, like friends and partners. Because they can be manipulative and controlling, they often manipulate the emotions of those who care about them. If the lying is a symptom of a bigger disorder, they might lack empathy so they cannot see how their lies are hurtful and destructive. They could be serial cheaters or even mentally and emotionally abusive. Above all, they are untrustworthy.