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Lying and BPD

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Arielxo

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I just wondered if anyone else lies compulsively (without thinking) with their BPD? Or if they know of any reason why they do it?
 
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ricko4

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I just wondered if anyone else lies compulsively (without thinking) with their BPD? Or if they know of any reason why they do it?
i must admit thats one of my worst traits but i cant help it i always seem to get into situations where i lie and i can be very convincing if thats any help
 
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Arielxo

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Me too, Altho my family catch me out on this because they know how often I do it. Is it a defence mechanism? I genuinely can't help it, I don't even know I'm doing it and other times I lie so much about something I end up believing it :(
 
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Me too, Altho my family catch me out on this because they know how often I do it. Is it a defence mechanism? I genuinely can't help it, I don't even know I'm doing it and other times I lie so much about something I end up believing it :(
i can relate to you i go through exactly the same im diagnosed BPD i also cant think about anything because i cant find the answers my minds just a blank
 
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Arielxo

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I lied about attempting suicide on Monday at work, now they want to write to my doctors. Which means they will find out I lied as I wasn't in hospital. I don't know why I lied, it's not as if I haven't tried a million times before. Maybe I did it because I wished it was true but terrified now I will lose my job :(
 
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I lied about attempting suicide on Monday at work, now they want to write to my doctors. Which means they will find out I lied as I wasn't in hospital. I don't know why I lied, it's not as if I haven't tried a million times before. Maybe I did it because I wished it was true but terrified now I will lose my job :(
maybe you need time off work arielxo i helped me ive never tried the suicide bit but my pshyc says i self harm by spending money i aint got
 
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maybe you need time off work arielxo i helped me ive never tried the suicide bit but my pshyc says i self harm by spending money i aint got
me too, I'm in debt :( how are you feeling?
 
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No, i'm a compulsive truth teller and will blurt things out because I can't hide anything or deal with the guilt of lying.. even if it's a 'nice' lie (like a surprise I have to keep secret). :doh:

I'd be interested in seeing what others experiences are around this though.
 
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