What Do Liars Have in Common?
Do you ever have that person in your life who is always embellishing their stories? They can be the kind of person you work with, your boss or even a close friend who just has this way of making things sound more realistic than they really are.
There are three main types of liars: natural liars, pathological liars and compulsive liars. Each has its own unique characteristics and can present distinct warning signs.
Liars are people who tell false stories without a good reason. They do not plan to lie and usually aren’t aware that they’re doing so until they do.
They often are not remorseful or regret their lies. They may continue lying in the face of evidence that shows their story isn’t true, or they change their story if they are caught.
Their lies are often over-the-top, colorful and extremely detailed, and they’re designed to make them the hero or the victim in their stories. They’re also very good at convincing others that their stories are true and are often able to persuade people to believe in them even when they’re not.
Some liars are also very prone to using “ums” and other verbal fillers when they’re telling their stories, which is another sign they are lying. They are also very good at avoiding eye contact and keeping their body language from looking too friendly or inviting, which can also be a red flag that they’re a liar.
Lying is a habit that can be hard to break, but you can do some detective work to figure out what’s going on with the person you are talking to. Watch for inconsistencies and look for hints that they are telling the truth.
Having a strong sense of what is right and wrong is also another common trait. This is often a result of childhood trauma or early neglect and abuse. They may have been raised to believe they are unlovable or not good enough, so they try to hide those flaws by lying.
They might use a variety of tactics to get around the truth, including gaslighting or blaming other people for their lies. They may make up stories to get attention, and they might also be unable to say “no” when they are asked to do something.
A liar is someone who has no empathy or respect for other people. They may lie to gain something, exaggerate things and keep on changing their stories, or they might live in a false sense of “reality.”
Some liars have no real interest in truth or justice. They’re more interested in what will benefit them in the short-term than what will hurt others in the long run.
Frequent liars aren’t necessarily bad people, but they can be a problem in relationships. They can ruin trust in a relationship and cause others to stop relying on them.
If you’re concerned about a loved one who frequently lies, it’s a good idea to seek help from a therapist or counselor. They can help you identify the signs of a liar and can teach you how to talk to them effectively.