why do people lie?

@gotmeng (105)
Malaysia
January 25, 2007 10:17am CST
i have a friend who lies about everything. i mean everything. he lies about the time he wakes up, what he had for breakfast, what tv shows he made, which band he made famous .. EVERYTHING!! is he not ashame of it? why do people lie so much? even when it doesnt matter? i do not understand .. help me!
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@omidmao (744)
• India
25 Jan 07
well , i think some people feel they need something in their life , like attention , it can be coz of that
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@gotmeng (105)
• Malaysia
25 Jan 07
thats pretty much what i think abt the guy ..
@UnAUnO (106)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I think people that lie alot have something to hide a secret and they lie about everything just to cover everything.
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@rhinoboy (2129)
25 Jan 07
it sounds like your friend is trying to earn your respect by impressing you. It's possible that they are a compulsive liar, in which case they can't help it. You should make a big fuss over what you know to be the truth and diss them when they talk sh*t.
@gotmeng (105)
• Malaysia
25 Jan 07
we diss him enough i think ... i think he gets it .. but he keeps on lying about everything .. poor guy
@rhinoboy (2129)
25 Jan 07
perhaps ypu should be straight with him? Just say something like "Listen, I know how much sh!t you talk and nobody believes it, so it make you just look bad. You need to give it up or people will get sick of you". With a bit of luck he should take the advice. As I said above though. When they tell the truth and you know it, make a thing of what they said and talk about it for a while so they feel good about telling the truth.
@MissGia (955)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I can understand people lying to a certain degree but your friend lies about stuff that there is no need to lie about. just a long shot but, and im not a psychologist..but i think your friend might be a compulsive liar. for more information on what a compulsive liar is you can visit this link i found for you. hope this helps http://www.mental-health-matters.com/articles/article.php?artID=153
@gotmeng (105)
• Malaysia
25 Jan 07
thanks .. i hear you get put away if youre a compulsive liar .. is this true?
• India
25 Jan 07
people lie to get personal benifits or favours, but i think people lie and get into the soup many a times, whats your comment on this?
@anex84 (465)
• Bulgaria
25 Jan 07
As a person that tries hard not to ever lie.From my experience someone lies Not hurt someones feelings Not to potray themselves in a bad light For fun To attack a person. Usually if someone ask me a question to say something bad about a person, instead of a white lie and will change the topic.