Have you ever experienced that your story has been exaggerated by other people?

Pasay, Philippines
September 17, 2012 3:20am CST
You know it is normal for us to talk about things especially when it comes to other people in terms of telling the whole details of the information of what they did. But then there are times that when you were already being asked by another people to confirm it is true you are just being shock of the claims that accuse to you. When people telling stories they are adding some information that can be still related to the topic but then it was not true. Example of the real life situation that I've encountered. My boyfriend have told me that there is this person who we became our friends who has an affair with a guy then something happened to them. I asked my boyfriend if where did he have gotten that kind of details. He told me that the wife of his friend have told him regarding that information then that girl who is our friend was the one who confessed that they had done something. So since I know that girl the I asked her if that is true that something happened to them. So she was totally shocked and asked me if I believe on it. I told her that how I couldn't believe if I was told that she was the one who confessed it. But the truth is they just had a thing but not exactly as she had slept with a guy. I just totally realized that there are some people who happens to make the story exaggerate that can damage the image of other people. Honestly I just hate it when others do that. So have you ever experience this matter? How do you deal with it?
3 responses
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
17 Sep 12
This is a natural tendency for people actually. they usually do tell stories of people and they kind of exaggerate things just so it could be more interesting. :D But the thing really though, is that people only do this when they just want you to suffer, perhaps or talk about you... if you are their friend, they will never put you in that position nor be talked about like that... :D
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• Pasay, Philippines
18 Sep 12
I've actually seen on facebook, I just forgot the exact terms used but the point is people must tell the truth before others exaggerates your story. It usually happens if there is already conflict within the circle of people or even friends. Others really want to make damage on your image while they are doing that. There are people who are also green minded on how he/she interprets the details of the story.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
17 Sep 12
Gosh! I am surrounded by a lot of people that are the same as what you are referring. They just are too happy to exaggerate stories. I do not know if they just want to be famous for spreading stories like that or if they are just chronic liars.
• Pasay, Philippines
18 Sep 12
Seems that chronic liars are more dangerous compare to people who have AIDS or HIV. It is hard to be with people who are like that or else it is like killing yourself. It would totally affect the relationship of others if there would be chronic liars.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
19 Sep 12
Well, I am still alive! And I wouldn't give them the pleasure of badmouthing me for life! hahaha! I just need to take a stand some times to slap them with reality...
@Micmac (8519)
25 Sep 12
OH HECK YEAH. Many many times, sometimes their exaggerated stories makes me feel emaarrassed but I don't get mad at them because who to blame when the story goes from mouth to mouth, retold, added on more stuff until it's a complete whole different genre and by the time they're finished with their tattles they can't even remember who said what or where the story orginated! I just let them have their day because in the end, it'll be straightened out and one time a kind friend hush some big mouths who intigated me and she turned their stupid fake story and rescued me from their taunts. Like a blessing in disguise.