I very often lie to feel better about myself. I calling embellishing the truth is it's just lying. I add little bits to my life story here and there for whatever end (normally in the hope that the cumulative effect of these lies will be for a person to like me more than they would have done otherwise) and then I feel so so guilty about what I have done, because I want people to like me but now I push people away because if they find out the truth then they won't like me at all because they will know I haven't told the truth.
It's a loop and it prevents me from connecting with the people I meet, I've got better at understanding why I do it and as I grow into my Meloncholic I've become better at being content with who I am right now, but it's still a problem that I have to tackle and not just wallow in misery and guilty each time I do it.
Thank you for those honest comments, Peter. You seem to understand yourself well and at least you are beginning to feel better about yourself. Keep focusing on seeing your true value and you will feel less of a need to embellish the story. You are acceptable as you are.
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