liar liar - page 2

I recently discovered that a friend of mine (or someone I concidered a friend) lied to me about being a registered nurse. She is actually a STNA on another unit. The thing that really bothers me is... Read More

  1. by   Jo Dirt
    Quote from CRNASOMEDAY25
    I would end my friendship with this person, but don't make a big deal out of it--just make yourself unavailable.

    I've had my run ins with liars and the last two ended up being sociopaths and those are some people you don't want to get tangled up with.
    It is estimated that 1 in 25 people is a sociopath (taken from the book The Sociopath Next Door).
    One of the identifying characteristics of a sociopath (other than lying) are constant pleas for sympathy, in one way or another, and of course they are always the martyr.

    A liar can get you in a lot of trouble. I would just tell her since she lives in a world of make believe we can both have fun. Tell her you can be the MD and she can be the likely won't phase her. She will realize she has been caught and it may fluster her for a very short while but then she will focus her attention on another unsuspecting person. Children lie, whether because of jealousy, inferiority complex, to get out of trouble, but and adult has usually grown out of it.

    I'd steer clear of this person.
    Last edit by Jo Dirt on Jan 31, '07
  2. by   kukukajoo
    I think it is a self esteem issue for sure. Just act like you have always known she was an aide if you want to continue your friendship. Encourage her to go back to college and then try to limit your contact. What happens if you two ever start to work together- there could be very big problems then.
  3. by   banditrn
    I've met and worked with some well trained and professional NA's - they have nothing to be embarrased about! Maybe she needs to be reassured of this - or she may just be a congenital liar.

    The good NA's are a delight to work with - I consider them my 'peers' - we just have different duties is all.
  4. by   welnet66
    The scary thing about this post is that it is not an isolated incident. A lot of people who are not RN's or LPN's claim to be nurses.