Fabricating stories

It’s a shame when people choose to fabricate stories. Even when they’re given the facts, they still choose to see their own version that’s far removed from how things actually happened. Fabricating stories is part of their own reality and how they want to see things, not how those things happened.

Fabricating stories start in childhood. Some children will fabricate stories, so they don’t get into trouble for something they’ve done, or out of embarrassment, usually around their family. If a ‘little white lie’ gets them out of trouble, they’ll tell a while lie, but parents are usually adept at seeing past that.

It’s sad when adults feel the need to fabricate stories, just so others will see them in a favourable light, or again to get themselves out of a problem. But according to psychologists, fabricating stories is part of a bigger problem.

Psychologists confirm that people who continually fabricate stories may be classed as ‘pathological liars’ because they’re completely convinced their lie is sincere, but that when confronted with the facts to the contrary, they will reverse their story.

For those who live their lives this way, their stories have a believable consistency to them that we won’t always stop to question, unless we happen to be on the receiving end and that’s not too comfortable. But there are those like myself who would be totally aware of their behaviour.

Sadly, a child fabricating stories, sadly is an adult fabricating stories.


4 Mar, 2018

4 thoughts on “Fabricating stories

  1. Lying or fabricating stories easily becomes an addiction, so it doesn’t take long to spot it.

    I identify lies first, then I nonchalantly see them through the smoke. It makes for an incredibly busy day sometimes.

    1. Thanks Tim. You’re absolutely right on both counts. I would just add and depending on who’s doing it and whether it’s something they do regularly, it can make for an incredibly busy ‘life’ sometimes.

      It’s sadly something that follows us through life as it tends to start in childhood. I find it sad that as adults, we still do it.

      For some people though it’s almost as if they’re doing it to be accepted.

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