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why do people lie and make up stories all the time?

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posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 12:07 PM
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not all people of course but there are people out there that talk huge games and theyre lying.

i just got back from one of my buddies house. prob not gonna hang anymore cause i cant handle the stories.

anyway, he is 58. we used to work together. he is a pattern maker. runs a cmm but has been out of work for like 2 years.

so today he told me that all he has to do is wait 2 more years and his $5500 dollar a month FBI pension kicks in.
this dude has never been in the FBI.

another one he said today...

he made a pattern for a plaque for a guy. a marine plaque. today he said he got a letter from the gov saying he is being made an honorary marine and 'the general' is flying up to take him to lunch.

hahahahahahahahahah

like the dude but his stories are getting to much.
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posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 12:16 PM
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a reply to: Mugly

Maybe he's trying to impress you? I know thats not the best way to go about impressing someone, but if they feel insecure, they might make stuff up to make you like them more. Maybe he likes you?

Maybe he's hoping you like him more?

Just throwing stuff at the wall to see if it sticks, I have no idea , really.



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 12:16 PM
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Maybe he is ill?



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 12:17 PM
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People are ridiculous. This week in my hometown a GoFundMe page raised nearly $5000 for a 17 yr old girl who got in a car accident.

5000$ later do you know what happened?
Oh turns out the 17 year old actually overdosed on Molly and is now dead.

Your story seems like an old timer wishing he had a better life experience than he did.

My story is pure evil.



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 12:18 PM
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a reply to: Mugly

I don't know why they do it but the other day I performed brain surgery with an ink pen and a pack of gum on a wombat aboard a UFO that was circling Uranus. This was after I joined the CIA and took out the Taliban all by myself.



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 12:19 PM
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Gotta love those pathological liars ! I have known a couple and I am never bored with mundane stories! It's always way over the top and I try to understand WHY they do this. It makes no sense.



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 12:19 PM
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a reply to: Mugly

I know several people who tell the most outrageous lies to other people...and they do it right in front of people who know that everything they're saying is a fabrication. What is up with that?? My own cousin is one of them. He lies and tells people that he was in the military, when in fact he was never accepted into any branch he applied for. Obviously, he knows that everyone in the family is aware of this, yet he actually says it right in front of us! I don't even bother calling him out on it anymore, he's been doing it for so long...but it has always irked me and I actually avoid him because of it.


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posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 12:21 PM
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I was just discussing this very phenomenon with the Dalai Lama.

Pisses him off to no end.



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 12:21 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

I don't believe you



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 12:24 PM
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a reply to: chelsdh

Have you ever shared an experience and then the PL has the exact same story as you but more outstanding & spectacular in every way...

I worked with someone like that.



I noticed his pattern and told others to share their stories and see what he does...

Then they noticed it.



He was a true BS artist.
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posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 12:29 PM
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a reply to: xXGriMe

i think he is cause his stories are getting more and more outrageous.

it is not about him trying to impress me. i have known the dude for years. he has always told these far out stories but they are getting more far out.

this dude was never in the fbi. never in the service.

i know he made the plaque. i was over at his house cutting something when he poured the first one. so, that part is true.
the rest though about the general coming to feed him is total BS.

i used to just laugh the stories off but it is super annoying now.

definitely thin he has something wrong mentally.

i cant even recall all the stuff he has claimed over the years but its a lot.

friggin fbi pension



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 12:35 PM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: chelsdh

Have you ever shared an experience and then the PL has the exact same story as you but more outstanding & spectacular in every way...

I worked with someone like that.



I noticed his pattern and told others to share their stories and see what he does...

Then they noticed it.



He was a true BS artist.


One of the most emmaressing situations I have ever been in was when a mate and known BS'er was trying to impress a large group of people.

The story went down a storm, laughs abounded and everybody gave creedance to such an epic endeavour.

And then another mate who had sat there quietly through the whole story said " thats amazing because the EXACT same thing happened to me about a month ago, I told you about it last week remember?"

It was awful, the BS'er had forgotten he was in the room.

I just left there and then and still shudder at the utter humiliation he suffered for him.



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 12:42 PM
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originally posted by: Mugly
not all people of course but there are people out there that talk huge games and theyre lying.

i just got back from one of my buddies house. prob not gonna hang anymore cause i cant handle the stories.

anyway, he is 58. we used to work together. he is a pattern maker. runs a cmm but has been out of work for like 2 years.

so today he told me that all he has to do is wait 2 more years and his $5500 dollar a month FBI pension kicks in.
this dude has never been in the FBI.

another one he said today...



he made a pattern for a plaque for a guy. a marine plaque. today he said he got a letter from the gov saying he is being made an honorary marine and 'the general' is flying up to take him to lunch.

hahahahahahahahahah

like the dude but his stories are getting to much.


The real question is: if it is real and he finds out your attitude, are you going to be disgusted when he won't lend you a few $100 buck? Some people just don't envole others into the full disclosure of their lives.

Just saying. You haven't told us any proof that he hasn't served. And it seems you don't know his whole life. Your story has too many holes
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posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: Mugly

A lot of times people people lie for convenience. Those are the so-called white lies that people call in sick at work and arent' - say they are in the shower and can't talk on the phone and many more. Making excuses falls under this. And justification of 'I didn't want to hurt there feelings....'. I'm trying to root out those now in myself and it's hard to say 'no , I don't think I'll do what you ask' rather then make up a simple lie to make it easier for me. I need to say what I mean in a kind and non-judgemental manner.

I think that making outselves feel better about ourselves is the reason for lying. It's a kind of wishing as in saying you'll do something and then not and having an untrue 'reason' for the failure.

It makes us feel better in the moment and with the company we are in. It sets us up for trouble in the future - as in the case of your friend and his alledged FBI pension - he may well when it becomes apparent that he's not getting that nice penison avoid you and you may loose a friend by a single lie - made spur of the moment to make himself feel better around you (as a poster said - to impress you).



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 12:57 PM
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I know people like that too...

Some explain a situation to other people about that happened, that I was there and the explaination just isn't what happened

or

They just create everything from top to bottow to try to impress people that their life is more interesting than others.

It can be hard at first to spot those people and once you do, even if you tell them clearly that they should stop inventing situations, they still do it. Somehow, these people make up their lives so much, that they can't even tell what really happened anymore because they remember the lies but not the truth.

True story.
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posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: AK907ICECOLD

its not a story and im not worried about whatever holes you think there are.
im not here to supply proof of anything either.

just wanted to talk about a topic and gave an example.

the dude was not in the fbi. the dude was not in the service


anyway, back to the topic.

why do some people lie all the time?



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 01:08 PM
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originally posted by: chelsdh
a reply to: Skid Mark

I don't believe you

Good. I'm glad. If you did, you'd have some serious problems.



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 01:15 PM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

That has never happened to me. Sounds very uncomfortable.

But I have been so perplexed by people that lie like that. I just can't wrap my mind around why anyone does that pathologically. I guess most of us don't understand. Like another poster said, it's likely to be an illness of some sort. I just remove myself from those people as much as possible.



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: Mugly

Is it like this?

Or like this?



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 01:42 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

Does the Taliban know they've been taken out? 😉



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