We tell "white lies" to protect other's feelings, and then there are the pathological liars among us, the people who feel compelled to lie no matter what.
So, with liars all around us (don't lie -- we ALL lie at one point or another, even those "little white lies" count), it's imperative to know the signs that someone may be lying to you.
When it comes to finding out whether or not you're being lied to, Gepetto had it easy.
All it took was one look at Pinocchios's growing schnoz and he knew.
Pathological liars are addicted to lying, and this type of regular deception is often associated with another mental illness.
Based in Jamestown, Pa., Hannah Rice Myers has more than 10 years of experience as a freelance writer, specializing in the health industry.If your BF is lying to you about something big, chances are his attitude will change a little bit.If he's usually really open with you and very happy and he's suddenly being secretive and jumpy, that may be a sign that something is up.They may not be completely rooted in reality, believing the lies they tell, often in an effort to remedy low self esteem.To spot a pathological liar, pay attention to their behavior and body language, such as excessive eye contact.