Compulsive Lying and Borderline Personality Disorder

Compulsive Lying and Borderline Personality Disorder

To describe her as bad or unkind in anyway would be unfair, she’s distorted, not responding to reality as it is, and a human being who wants to be liked, who wants to feel like she’s accepted. The disorder seemed to control her at times. She would fabricate events, she would go so far as to physically injure herself to lend credibility to the fabrication. Once she did something to bruise her eye to lend credibility to a claim that she had been physically abused, presumably to elicit sympathy at her office.  One of the things which does lend credibility to her untruths is that at times she seemed to believe them to be true.  She also understands that relationships are needed to progress in business and is able to maintain relationships for quite a long time, but they inevitably begin to break down when co-workers begin to take an interest, when the relationship begins to move from collegiate to something more personal, or when people begin to realize that much of what she says isn’t true. She understands that relationships are crucial, but seems unable to avoid doing the things which will break relationships down.

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