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Pathological liars

Beergardenweather

Beergardenweather

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So not very often ,but every now and again I read that BPD ppl are compulsive liars. I find this really offensive. I couldn't lie to save my life and I'm really not convinced this is actually a symptom of BPD. Thoughts?
 
BillFish

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So not very often ,but every now and again I read that BPD ppl are compulsive liars. I find this really offensive. I couldn't lie to save my life and I'm really not convinced this is actually a symptom of BPD. Thoughts?
On my travels around the mental health systems I've come across the recurring theme. That some mentally ill people become convinced that they are the one and only last purveyor of the ultimate truth, the last bastion on earth to speak the unequivocal unquestionable truth. Even from people that have murdered other people, or have completely broken lives and distorted world views etc
 
Per Ardua Ad Astra

Per Ardua Ad Astra

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So not very often ,but every now and again I read that BPD ppl are compulsive liars. I find this really offensive. I couldn't lie to save my life and I'm really not convinced this is actually a symptom of BPD. Thoughts?
On my travels around the mental health systems I've come across the recurring theme. That some mentally ill people become convinced that they are the one and only last purveyor of the ultimate truth, the last bastion on earth to speak the unequivocal unquestionable truth. Even from people that have murdered other people, or have completely broken lives and distorted world views etc
Sounds more like a straightforward description of the human condition, really. Either that, or an assessment of politics :meanie:
 
BorderlineDownunder

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BPD - lazy pych imo

Compulsie lying ar more likely o be an indicator of narcissim antisocial PD possibly anxiey related but I ae BPD and am hnest as day as long een spending career in finance and banking and trusts and police and legal type stuff
 
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lonewolf23

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Compulsive or pathological lying is not a symptom of BPD, but it can sometimes occur with people who suffer from BPD/BD, histrionic, narcism, or APS.

A BPD wouldn't lie for the same reasons as a antisocial person would. Most people do so out of fear
 
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