At one time or another everyone has told a lie of some sort. Society has The Occasional Liar, The Frequent Liar, and The Compulsive Liar. Lying can be devastating. It hurts not only the person being lied to, but also the person telling the lie. Many of us aren’t even aware of all the lies we tell.
Most of us are occasional liars. We are not happy about lying but don’t want to admit to doing something wrong or having the embarrassment of an unhappy situation. We might lie to our boss about being late to work, or to a teacher about being late to class. We might lie to our parents about not drinking, smoking, and sex. The occasional liar is not used to lying and will think carefully and plan the lie so it will seem more believable.
The frequent liars constantly are telling lies on a regular basis. These people are not like the occasional liar they lie so much they might forget what has been said and contradict themselves. Most of these liars show signs that a lie has been told. They will try to cover their tracks to make sure the lie makes sense. This person may not have many friends because of all the lies told.
Being the center of attention is the main focus of the compulsive liar. These liars tell a lie when the truth would be better. The people are addicted to lying and cannot stop. They don’t mind creating big whopper lies in order to stay in the spot light of attention. The compulsive liar when caught will make up another lie to cover the first one told. These people have almost no friends.
Whether you encounter an occasional, frequent, or compulsive liar you might have a hard time trusting that person again.