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A compulsive liar is defined as someone who lies out of habit. Lying is their normal and covert yet reflexive way of responding to questions. Compulsive liars bend the truth about everything, large and small. For a compulsive liar, telling the truth is very awkward and uncomfortable while lying feels right. Compulsive lying is usually thought to develop in early childhood, due to being placed in an environment where lying was necessary. A compulsive liar may also have difficulties with poor self esteem. For the most part, compulsive liars are not overly manipulative and cunning, rather they simply lie out of habit
Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, has a normal, and reflexive way of responding to questions. When reporters in his press pool ask him questions he responds in a very awkward and uncomfortable manner, due to his poor self esteem the press secretary, will lie out of habit and does not like to be confronted and called a "Compulsive Liar", with his past admissions, after being shown video tapes of his constant screw up's.
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Someone living in a fantasy world of their own creation. Generally lies to either make themselves look 'cool' or to become more popular.

Compulsive liars also lie to gain the upper-hand in arguments or confrontations and to provoke sympathy from their peers.
"I'm moving to Canada"
"I'm earning at LEAST Β£20k + bonus"
"I'll send your PSP as soon as I get the money"
"My Mum died.. twice"
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Someone who lies constantly no matter how fruitless or insignificant the lie may be. They lie about everything. Sometimes even to try and have a "cool" persona and they may or may not believe their own lies are true, like a pathological liar.
Tanner: I live in a ten story house and have 4 maids
James: ....yeah okay.
Tanner: I knocked a girl up once and I've got a baby.
James: ...I'm sure.
Tanner: I just got into a knife fight with a man that broke into my house and I wooped his ass ..but I need stiches!
James: Yeah right. Shouldn't you be in the hospital then? let me see your wound..
Tanner: Ah, man, you don't wanna see it. its pretty gross.
James: You're a compulsive Liar
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Someone who lies so much that they believe themselves.
"Mr. Garratt is a compulsive liar. He'll tell you one thing one day and contradict himself a week later.
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A person who lies constantly in order to get attention.
"Dude, I banged 5 girls this weekend!"
"Our car flipped 5 times and all I got was this scratch!"
"I'm moving to Germany"
by Kyle March 24, 2005
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