Dr. Phil says there are specific reasons people lie. Some of those include to try and take what is not rightfully theirs, to escape accountability, to create a fantasy or false self-esteem, and to inflict pain.

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On Thursday’s episode, he tells his guest Sarah, who admits she has a “lying addiction” and has lied to friends about having cancer and muscular dystrophy, “You just about cover the entire board in the motivations for your lying.”

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He continues, “You’re going to have to come to terms with why your self-esteem is so low. And until you do that, you’re going to continue to steal what healthy people earn, which is respect, fellowship, unity.”

Hear more from Dr. Phil in the video above. When Dr. Phil offers Sarah a chance to receive help so she can examine her internal dialogue and gain self-worth, will she accept? Check here to see where you can watch.

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