a coincidence, you tell the man sitting next to you at the
bar, you were the president of your high school class as
well. You would have been the valedictorian, too, if you
hadn't been so busy cheerleading. After all, that was the
year that you led the squad to victory in the national competition.
says he's surprised that you were a cheerleader. Well, you
respond, of course you're not in the same shape that you
were in twenty years ago, but you look pretty good for your
age, don't you?
he says, he's surprised because his wife hadn't mentioned
you. She was a cheerleader at Monroe High in the 80s. Really,
you say, what was her name? He asks you to wait just a minute
while he goes off to look for her. You'd love to see her,
you say, before you gulp down your drink and hurry away
from the bar.
chapter covers the following topics:
Lying Is Usually a Sign of Personality Disorder
People Lie About Their Symptoms
to Cope with Deception
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Fifty Signs of Mental Illness: A Guide to Understanding
Yale University Press / New Haven and London
Copyright © 2005 by James Whitney Hicks
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