Men lie more than their partners according to the study, and one in 10 claim to do it regularly. One in three of the 2,000 adults questioned admitted that the lies they tell their partner are serious lies.
What type of person lies a lot?
Pathological lying, also known as mythomania and pseudologia fantastica, is the chronic behavior of compulsive or habitual lying. Unlike telling the occasional white lie to avoid hurting someones feelings or getting in trouble, a pathological liar seems to lie for no apparent reason.
Is lying common in relationships?
It may even be necessary to lie sometimes to avoid hurting your partners feelings. “Lying is quite common in relationships,” says Manhattan-based licensed clinical psychologist Joseph Cilona, PsyD. However, that doesnt mean some of those whoppers cant be damaging.