One of my oldest friends recently looked shocked when I confided about some mental health issues and described me as, “one of the most level headed, has-it-together people I know.”
If I ever tapped into my true lying potential I’d be God King of Planet Earth in about a month.
Basically every bit of advice i’ve given in the careers thread is lie as much as you can.
not good but im not going to let a lack of natural talent stop me, i just go out each day and lie to the best of my ability
Totally honest all times me, absolutely never lied, never even heard a lie.
having to pretend I’m functional/masking
having to pretend to be a person when I worked in customer service
being so terrified of being hurt from a life of upheaval and abuse that I was a people-pleasing chameleon who acquiesced to other people’s personalities just to survive
trying desperately to articulate things without being hurt
made me a ‘good liar’ on some level
there’s also the constant + unsparing self-questioning and need to be a good person, so there’s never even a hint of malevolence to it
so less a liar, more a pretender of sorts? idk
started to actually develop a social sense of self in 2017, and quit pretending mostly, at least because I felt I had people who I could blossom around - like, I started to feel like I knew who I wanted to be and that my social spheres were in harmony with that person.
also, I find it much, much harder to put on a happy face now
lol ^ there I go, being dishonest and absolutely not bearing my soul to the extent it makes people uncomfortable
pictured: @GentleGiant (l); @profk (r)
We all lie every day don’t we. ‘How are you?’ ‘Ah, grand’
Narrator: He was not grand
I’m a terrible, terrible liar. I find conversation so draining anyway that I have no capacity left for lying, and even if I did I’ve got this ridiculous honesty running right through me. I’ll happily avoid conversations for years if it means I don’t have to lie, and it’s something that’s got me in all manner of trouble in my life. Frankly, sometimes lying is good and useful and saves people a lot of pain and discomfort, and I wish I could do it but I’m stuck here being honest or saying nothing at all.
Will lie to people about small things quite often.
Like I recently missed a dentist appointment and my boss asked me how it went and I was embarrassed to tell him that I’d missed it so just said yeah it was fine, then I had to reschedule the appointment and then come up with another reason why I was missing work that afternoon. Still worried that that web of lies will come untangled
Absolutely hopeless under any kind of scrutiny and at lying about bigger stuff though
Nevermind, thought I was logged in on my other account.
come to think of it, ever seen the bloke and football shirts in the same room?..