There Are Two Kinds Of Liars! Which One Is Worse?

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I detest any kind of mendacity--except for an occasional white lie--but some untruth-tellers are way worse than others.

Here are your two basic types:


*The ones who really believe the shit they're telling you.

You know, "My grandmother was the Duke of Windsor's real mistress....As a child, I was world-famous for having seen an apparition of the Virgin Mary...Meryl Streep just tweeted, but I'm way too busy to answer..."

They recite all this fiction so blithely because they have actually convinced themselves through force of repetition that it's true, and are merely parroting what they crazily think happened.


*Then there are the plain old liars who simply make stuff up and know it's false. It's the only way they feel comfortable communicating.

You know, "My grandmother was, um, let me see...she was really famous because she was--let me think--the Duke of Windsor's real mistress. Um yeah, that's it! Gotta go! Meryl's calling!"

These petty b.s.-ers spin their tales as they go along, making sure there's no truth in any of it or they might explode.


I actually feel sorry for the former type because they're mentally ill and should probably be locked up in a home.

But the latter types are just plain shady and should be despised, ignored, and told to shut up at all cost.

And that's the truth!

Agreed?



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10 comments
Kurt
Kurt

You know, it's ironic, because Courtney and I were saying the SAME thing the other night!

Drew
Drew

HAHAHAHA ....very true

FredsterNYC©
FredsterNYC©

I currently know someone who is faking an La/Miami "vacation". Tweeting and posting stock pics without the sense to realize his geo location is on!!! It's sad yet entertaining!!!

Wings
Wings

Very Single White Female.

pozzguy
pozzguy

I had a friend like that.  My stories somehow became his stories.  He even would tell stories in front of me, that happened with "us" and he wasn't even there when they happened.  I guess if you lie enough, you start to believe it's true?

Webber
Webber

Yeah, but she might not be a liar, just a pathological social climber slash groupie.

F. Packer
F. Packer

There's something extremely nauseating about aggressive, psychotic name-droppers like Courtney Love.

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

 [FULL DISCLOSURE]  I will lie or lay (whichever's appropriate) for (good) sex...all's forgiven in the morning...(if you've done yr job properly).

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

 yes...but the pathological liars tend to be cute...and we want to believe.

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