You may have known outwardly successful liars, but all liars eventually have breakdowns and meltdowns. I have seen it happen time and again. Most serial liars, like Jordan Belfort, are druggies and alcoholics.
Why do liars eventually melt down?
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It’s easy to con other people. It is impossible to con yourself indefinitely. Your unconscious mind knows everything.
Lying leads to nervous breakdowns, as a lie an admission of cowardice.
A lie is an admission that I am not good enough. I must lie to convince this person to accept me.
A lie is an admission that I am afraid. If I tell the truth, I may face consequences for my actions.
Some lies are necessary in modern life, but chronic lies are bad for the soul.
Do you lie to yourself?
If you do not know your core values, how do you know if you are being honest with yourself?
Have you created a caricature or artifice that you must maintain, even though it’s not true?
What happens when precious psychic energy is spent maintaining that caricature?
The Liar’s Worksheet
When is the last time you lied? __________________
Who did you lie to? ___________________________
What did you lie about? _______________________
Why did you lie? _______________________