COMPULSIVE LYING IN ADULTS
Compulsive lying is a state, wherein the person lies constantly with no reason at all. This continues even when the person is faced with the truth or reality, thereby dening the fact that he lied. Moreover, if you ask the person the reason for lying, he will be completely unaware of his behavior. Compulsive lying is seen in children as well as in adults. It is a kind of disorder, which is at times associated with low serotonin levels, even seen in impulsivity, making the person more prone to lying. However, there are no definite reasons known for the occurrence of compulsive lying. As a result, for an adult compulsive liar, lying leads to more lying. Some of the common signs and symptoms of compulsive lying are given below:
SIGNS OF COMPULSIVE LIARS:
1. Compulsive liars lie on a regular basis, as it becomes a habit, they practice all the time.
2. Compulsive liars are quite skilled at the art of lying and do it with immense confidence.
3. A compulsive liar lies about anything and everything. Small and insignificnt things or petty issues, it does not make any difference to them.
4. Compulsive liars do not have a reason for lying and do not indulge in the activity to manipulate others.
5. Compulsive liars might at times suffer from poor self esteem. In effect, they might try to gain importance in certain situations.
6. Compulsive liars do not even realize that they are lying as it comes so naturally to them. On enquiry, they blatantly deny their behavior.
7. They cannot even stay consistent with their lies as they themselves get confused, owing to the amount of stories they have told to different people.