DIS­TIN­GUISH­ING THE TYPE

Be­fore you start lump­ing them all in one box, it’s best to know what kind of liars you’re fac­ing first.

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LONELY LIARS

This more piti­ful group tells lies about them­selves more than oth­ers. They tend to move to­wards people by cling­ing onto them but the way they do it makes people want to run in the op­po­site di­rec­tion. Of­ten the lonely liars are un­der the im­pres­sion that if they were to show their true colours, friends and fam­ily might not like or even

ac­cept them.

USERS & ABUSERS

This kind typ­i­cally moves against people be­cause they’re not afraid to lie or cheat people in or­der to get what they want. Dr Je­gath­e­san warns that if you’ve fallen prey to the lies of users and abusers don’t be too for­giv­ing be­cause the like­li­hood of them learn­ing from their mis­takes is al­most zero. “For­give,” she says “but

don’t be naïve.”

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