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This review is from: How to Stop Lying: The Ultimate Cure Guide for Pathological Liars and Compulsive Liars (Pathological Lying Disorder, Compulsive Lying Disorder, ASPD, Antisocial ... Disorder, Psychopathy, Sociopathy) (Kindle Edition)
This book starts by defining a pathological/compulsive liar as someone who lies out of habit without even being conscious of it, that it is almost second nature. Pathological lying has been described as a sign of a deeper psychological problem, which sometimes develops in childhood. According to the book, low self- esteem can sometimes be a factor in compulsive lying; lying is a way to disguise low self -esteem. The book further explains that the reason people lie fall within 5 categories. These are: to avoid hurting someone, avoid feeling guilt or shame, avoid conflict and stress, gain social advantage and avoid significant loss.
The author concludes that lying can be stopped through rewiring of the brain. In addition Psychodynamic Therapy is suggested as another way of solving this problem. Other simple suggestions like thinking carefully before answering and keeping a diary etc. are included in this book.
This book is well presented by someone who seems to know what they are talking about. It provides great insight into a topic that plagues a lot of people but which is not discussed enough.