Is lying about things in your life and not sharing about things in your life equivalent?
As I was reading a different thread on here, "Lying to fit in", I began to think about how the topic fits into my life. I noticed in the thread the OP seemed to mostly fall into the not telling/not sharing stories/facts about his life with other people. Personally I have done this as well, as I tend to be a fairly private person about my personal life. I am overly selective with what I share with others even when they have shared aspects of their life that I should reciprocate with sharing. For instance, in my job I usually just work with one other person, so naturally you will talk with each other. My newest co-worker has shared with me her marriage into separation leading to divorce story that she is currently going through. We have only been working with each other for about 3 months, I should probably share some relationship status background of mine with her, however, I just don't say anything. Of course all there would be to say is I am single #foreveralone. So this is mostly just an instance of not sharing, would that really be like lying?
Because I often will make up or embellish stories into my life in conversation to either make it seem like I am interesting or doing more than I actually do. This has often created more anxiousness for me and I know it is a ignorant thing to do. I tend to lie about silly things, like saying I mow lawns for some older people that I have mowed lawns for since high school or that I don't watch certain series on Netflix or Amazon Prime when I actually do or by making up imaginary vacations when I take off an extended time at work. These are all flat out lies or embellishments. So are things like this, lies the equivalent to just not sharing aspects of your life?