AG from EGMR writes: "As humans we inherently encase ourselves within a semi-opaque box. A box from which we can choose what is visible and what is not. This is natural and it’s only selectively that we allow others to peek inside, beyond the layers and filters. Even then, there is another, completely impenetrable box.
The issue with such behaviour is that, while perfectly acceptable, there is a limit to how much one can conceal before the box becomes counter-productive and draws judging gazes rather than deflecting them. A pathological liar does himself no favours and merely draws more attention to himself while also setting himself on a course which will ultimately result in elements of the box having to be revealed anyway."