Liar, Liar Pants On Fire
Start writing a post
Student Life

Liar, Liar Pants On Fire

How to spot a liar.

Liar, Liar Pants On Fire

In life, there are many things that annoy us. Pet peeves you can call them. But, what about people? My biggest pet peeve is probably someone who lies. Someone who lies not just once or twice, but over and over again. We have a term for those people, pathological liars. Let me break it down for you just how to know that you're dealing with a pathological liar.

1. Their Lies Start Out Small

When you first meet them, they may tell a small lie here or there. They might possibly have excuses to get them out of everything that they just don't want to do. At first you won't realize that they're lying or that they have a problem. But trust me, their true colors will show through eventually, and you'll know.

2. Excuses are Being Made for Everything

At this point, the excuses just keep coming. Excuse after excuse after excuse. They may not seem like excuses, it may seem like they just have poor luck or a busy schedule. Of course they want you to believe them. Some liars are better than others and they'll come up with more believable excuses. Some of the lies may be so sad or tragic that you won't want to question the truth behind them and you'll bury the questions underneath your sympathy. But, when excuses and lies are being made and told left and right you'll finally begin to figure things out.

3. The Sympathy Leaves

Finally, you are fed up with excuse after excuse and you become numb to their 'poor me' stories. You know it's all lies anyways. You just can't put up with it anymore and it becomes a hassle to sit around and listen to the lies.

4. The Lies Turn Into a Fictional Children's Book

The excuses and lies layered on top of each other were bad enough. But, the person tells so much of it that they even start to believe themselves. This is in a bad case. Not only do you hate hearing every false statement, but the urge to call them out is so there.

5. Call Them Out

Now this step is only when the lies are so bad and so inaccurate that you need to call them out to address and end their tomfoolery. It seems like it will never end unless you act on it and their reaction probably won't be what you want them to do. In a good world they'll admit their lies and how wrong they are and apologize, but they'll most likely deny everything you call them out for. And don't let this surprise you..most pathological liars don't even realize how extreme the statements that they're making are at times.

So, at the end of the day, make sure to treat everyone equally and with moral support. Some people could just be stumbling on some nasty luck, but others could really be trying to take advantage of you. Don't let them fool you.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

6 Things Owning A Cat Has Taught Me

This one's for you, Spock.

6 Things Owning A Cat Has Taught Me
Liz Abere

Owning a pet can get difficult and expensive. Sometimes, their vet bills cost hundreds of dollars just for one visit. On top of that, pets also need food, a wee wee pad for a dog, a litter box with litter for a cat, toys, and treats. Besides having to spend hundreds of dollars on them, they provide a great companion and are almost always there when you need to talk to someone. For the past six years, I have been the proud owner of my purebred Bengal cat named Spock. Although he's only seven years and four months old, he's taught me so much. Here's a few of the things that he has taught me.

Keep Reading...Show less

Kinder Self - Eyes

You're Your Own Best Friend

Kinder Self - Eyes

It's fun to see all of the selfies on social media, they are everywhere. I see pictures with pouty lips, duck lips and pucker lips. I see smokey eyes, huge fake lashes and nicely done nose jobs, boob jobs and butt lifts. Women working out in spandex, tiny tops and flip flops. I see tight abs and firm butts, manicured nails and toes, up dos and flowing hair. "Wow", I think to myself," I could apply tons of make-up, spend an hour on my hair, pose all day and not look like that. Maybe I need a longer stick!"

Keep Reading...Show less

Rap Songs With A Deeper Meaning

Rap is more than the F-bomb and a beat. Read what artists like Fetty, Schoolboy Q, Drake, and 2Pac can teach you.

Rap artist delivers performance on stage
Photo by Chase Fade on Unsplash

On the surface, rap songs may carry a surface perception of negativity. However, exploring their lyrics reveals profound hidden depth.Despite occasional profanity, it's crucial to look beyond it. Rap transcends mere wordplay; these 25 song lyrics impart valuable life lessons, offering insights that extend beyond the conventional perception of rap music.

Keep Reading...Show less

21 Drinks For Your 21st Birthday

Maybe don't try them all in one day...

21 Drinks For Your 21st Birthday

My 21st birthday is finally almost here. In honor of finally turning 21, I thought I'd share 21 fun drinks since it's finally legal for me to drink them.

Some of these drinks are basic, but some of them are a little more interesting. I thought they all looked pretty good and worth trying, so choose your favorites to enjoy at your big birthday bash!

Keep Reading...Show less

Ancient Roman Kings: 7 Leaders of Early Rome

The names and dates of the reigns of the first four kings, as well as the alternation of Sabin and Latin names, are more legendary than historical. The last three kings, of Etruscan origin, have an existence which seems less uncertain.

inside ancient roman building
Photo by Chad Greiter on Unsplash

It is evident that all this is only a legend although archeology shows us little by little that these kings if they did not exist as the ancient history, describes them, have at least in the very Outlines were real as chief of a shepherd’s tribe. The period when kings ruled Rome could estimate at 245 years.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments