Hey! I have a question, and I'm not sure if it's related to my BPD, CPTSD, or GAD, but does anyone else have a problem with lying? I constantly find myself lying to everyone about the silliest things. It's gotten to the point where I don't even realize I lied until I'm halfway through a fake conversation... I will seriously lie about knowing more about a topic than I actually do, lead people on, tell people that my aunts dog is mine and I rescued her.. I don't know why I do it, and it's honestly incredibly frustrating.
I think it could perhaps be linked to my CPTSD, in the sense that I've had to lie my way through past events as to not anger family members? But the lies are just so easy and over silly things that I really dont need to lie about.. Anyone else have this issue? :(

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

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  • MommaSavage


    I struggle with this as well! I lie over everything, like things I've seen on my way home, stuff the kids did that day, and it's always small things that don't even matter. I try to remind myself not to do it and then like you said I catch myself in mid-conversation lying up a storm. I also have C-PTSD and BPD. I don't know what it stems from, I always figured it was because I never was accepted or "fit in" growing up so I learned to mask others and lie to be noticed and accepted.

  • TheRealHarleyQ


    I used to have this same problem. I have c-ptsd and bpd as well. It took me over 10 years to train myself out of the "habit" of lying about little things. I kind of always viewed it, like the other commenter said, as a mask to fit in. The little lies kept people from diving into the real me and finding out how messed up I was. Casually lying about the surface stuff to seem "normal" prevented anyone from trying to figure out anything deeper. I never really noticed that I was doing it until someone brought to light a contradiction of that day's lies with those from a previous conversation.

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