What do you do about compulsive liars?

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#1 Posted by slipknot0129 (5485 posts) -

I have a niece that is a compulsive liar. She makes up lies about how she gets pregnant then later gets a miscarriage. Most of what she says is a lie. This year she must have said she got pregnant at least 3 times.

On Facebook she posts lies all the time. What do you do about compulsive liars?

I made a comment on her post that she was never pregnant and her cousin got mad at me for saying that. I think its best to avoid compulsive liars.

#2 Posted by wii60_3 (2006 posts) -
Avoid pathological liars, they want all the attention and compliment fish
#3 Posted by lensflare15 (6174 posts) -

I don't hang around with them...

#4 Posted by TheCommoner (42 posts) -
They do not really bother me, I do not discriminate against someone on mental conditions they may have. How are their lies more harmful than any other lie?
#5 Posted by heartless4ever (150 posts) -

Ignore them. I have no need to associate with liars.

#6 Posted by TheCommoner (42 posts) -

Ignore them. I have no need to associate with liars.

heartless4ever
Have you, yourself never uttered a falsehood?
#7 Posted by slipknot0129 (5485 posts) -

[QUOTE="heartless4ever"]

Ignore them. I have no need to associate with liars.

TheCommoner

Have you, yourself never uttered a falsehood?

I have. I learned now that people getting mad is better than telling a lie.

#8 Posted by 22Toothpicks (11279 posts) -
call them on it
#9 Posted by Optical_Order (5100 posts) -

You gotta outlie them.

#10 Posted by d_parker (1715 posts) -

Vote for them? They seem to be the only people running.

#11 Posted by 22Toothpicks (11279 posts) -

You gotta outlie them.

Optical_Order
shut up liar
#12 Posted by TheCommoner (42 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheCommoner"][QUOTE="heartless4ever"]

Ignore them. I have no need to associate with liars.

slipknot0129

Have you, yourself never uttered a falsehood?

I have. I learned now that people getting mad is better than telling a lie.

Could you elaborate on that?
#13 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

Nothing. One of my best friends growing up became a big time liar in high school. Most of the lies were so absurd though, all I could do is laugh and nod my head.

#14 Posted by Optical_Order (5100 posts) -

[QUOTE="Optical_Order"]

You gotta outlie them.

22Toothpicks

shut up liar

said the liar.

#15 Posted by slipknot0129 (5485 posts) -

[QUOTE="slipknot0129"]

[QUOTE="TheCommoner"] Have you, yourself never uttered a falsehood?TheCommoner

I have. I learned now that people getting mad is better than telling a lie.

Could you elaborate on that?

Like if my professor asked if I read the text, i'd normally say yeah I read it. Now I say, that ive been meaning to read it.

If My mom asked me if I do my homework I would normally say yes just to get her off my back. Now I just say the truth, that I havent done it yet.

#16 Posted by cslayer211 (833 posts) -
What do people do about compulsive liars? Elect them president.
#17 Posted by leviathan91 (7763 posts) -

I had that problem of lying when it came to not having to embarrass myself. That said, it's not worth it because it causes more problems than solutions and does give a bad image of yourself to others. I'm serious when I say this but the saying goes, "..and the truth will set you free." Honesty and truthfulness works all the time (or at least 90% of the time). The other 10%, depending on the circumstances, it's probably best not to say a word or deny everything.

#18 Posted by C2N2 (759 posts) -

I have a niece that is a compulsive liar. She makes up lies about how she gets pregnant then later gets a miscarriage. Most of what she says is a lie. This year she must have said she got pregnant at least 3 times.

On Facebook she posts lies all the time. What do you do about compulsive liars?

I made a comment on her post that she was never pregnant and her cousin got mad at me for saying that. I think its best to avoid compulsive liars.

slipknot0129

Avoid pathological liars, they want all the attention and compliment fish wii60_3

Dang I know I'm not the most popular fish in the sea and up to date on what is "cool" at all times, but since when was getting pregnant multiple times something to brag about, get attention for, or sympathy from?

If I wanted attention, I don't think the first thing I would do is go on Facebook and make myself look like a piece of sh-t skank... Granted some girls want to "look" like skanks... Appearance wise... But to actually imply that you are a skank who gets knocked up all the damn time... What?

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#19 Posted by TacticaI (877 posts) -

I know a couple and keep them at a safe distance. One is particularly horrible at it, like they're not even trying anymore, so it won't be long until we've completely stopped speaking.

#20 Posted by Suzy_Q_Kazoo (9901 posts) -

Don't hang out with them.

Can't stand liars.

#21 Posted by CountBleck12 (22659 posts) -

I hate them, I stay away from them.

#22 Posted by Chow_Mein_Kampf (6651 posts) -

Eh, just humor them and go along with it.......Some extremely funny $hit can come up..........

#23 Posted by SouL-Tak3R (4024 posts) -

Nothing you really can do, they will lie, lie and keep lying. I know a few. I don't like being around them at all and avoid talking to them.

#24 Posted by hippiesanta (9805 posts) -
compulsive liar usually related to douchebaggerry
#25 Posted by wis3boi (31111 posts) -

i stopped going to church

#26 Posted by XilePrincess (13126 posts) -
You think it's best to avoid them, but you're commenting on her statuses? Does not compute. Just delete her. Stupid nutjobs are people you want to keep at arm's length. If facebook is where you have to deal with her, delete her off there. It's not like you have to deal with her face to face most of the time, right?
#27 Posted by konvikt_17 (22165 posts) -

nothing you can really do, except wait for their lies to bite them in the ass.

my sister tells lies pretty much all the time.

its so bad now, we dont believe anything she says, at all.

even when she is in danger of getting arrested, she stills decides to tell us lies and such.

due to her lies, shes basically thrown away her life.

but in the end, the truth always comes out.

#28 Posted by johnd13 (7986 posts) -

Most of the times I try to avoid them and when not possible I just never count on them.

#29 Posted by PiscesChick93 (10687 posts) -

Nothing. One of my best friends growing up became a big time liar in high school. Most of the lies were so absurd though, all I could do is laugh and nod my head.

Pirate700

One of my friends in primary school pretended that she broke her arm quite a few times so she could get dinner earlier than the rest of the school D:

#30 Posted by johnd13 (7986 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pirate700"]

Nothing. One of my best friends growing up became a big time liar in high school. Most of the lies were so absurd though, all I could do is laugh and nod my head.

PiscesChick93

One of my friends in primary school pretended that she broke her arm quite a few times so she could get dinner earlier than the rest of the school D:

In primary school I had a friend that said all kinds of lies to draw attention. He would make up stories about his family (like his father was playing professional football in the past and great clubs were interested in him) or pretend that he was hurt after faking a fall from stairs. It was so hilarious and pathetic lol.

#31 Posted by VaguelyTagged (10121 posts) -

make their lies happen so they'd have to face with the real consequences of such claim.i think you know what should be done now TC.

#32 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pirate700"]

Nothing. One of my best friends growing up became a big time liar in high school. Most of the lies were so absurd though, all I could do is laugh and nod my head.

PiscesChick93

One of my friends in primary school pretended that she broke her arm quite a few times so she could get dinner earlier than the rest of the school D:

My buddy that was a liar would talk about owning Ferrari's, being a CEO and owning several companies...this was back in high school. Keep in mind we've known each other since we were little kids and he still tried to pass it off. :lol:

#33 Posted by PiscesChick93 (10687 posts) -

[QUOTE="PiscesChick93"]

One of my friends in primary school pretended that she broke her arm quite a few times so she could get dinner earlier than the rest of the school D:

Pirate700

My buddy that was a liar would talk about owning Ferrari's, being a CEO and owning several companies...this was back in high school. Keep in mind we've known each other since we were little kids and he still tried to pass it off. :lol:

rofl, you just nod your head and take it all with a pinch of salt XD

#34 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pirate700"]

[QUOTE="PiscesChick93"]

One of my friends in primary school pretended that she broke her arm quite a few times so she could get dinner earlier than the rest of the school D:

PiscesChick93

My buddy that was a liar would talk about owning Ferrari's, being a CEO and owning several companies...this was back in high school. Keep in mind we've known each other since we were little kids and he still tried to pass it off. :lol:

rofl, you just nod your head and take it all with a pinch of salt XD

That's when I knew my childhood best friend...may be loony toons.

#35 Posted by PiscesChick93 (10687 posts) -

[QUOTE="PiscesChick93"]

rofl, you just nod your head and take it all with a pinch of salt XD

Pirate700

That's when I knew my childhood best friend...may be loony toons.

I don't see that girl anymore, she moved to a different school in HS. Glad I don't see her anymore! My mum couldn't stand her, lol

#36 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18360 posts) -
Ignore them since they only do it for attention.
#37 Posted by BranKetra (48117 posts) -

I have a niece that is a compulsive liar. She makes up lies about how she gets pregnant then later gets a miscarriage. Most of what she says is a lie. This year she must have said she got pregnant at least 3 times.

On Facebook she posts lies all the time. What do you do about compulsive liars?

I made a comment on her post that she was never pregnant and her cousin got mad at me for saying that. I think its best to avoid compulsive liars.

slipknot0129
I avoid them and if a contration occurs then I object their contradictions.
#38 Posted by MgamerBD (17550 posts) -
Ignore them, they are useless. Liars suck...
#39 Posted by JohnF111 (14051 posts) -
I get them pregnant but they keep getting miscarriages.
#40 Posted by Darthkaiser (12448 posts) -
Nothing, they just want attention if you call them out you're just falling into thier game