Addiction is a state characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli, despite adverse consequences.
Everyone lies. When someone asks you 'How was your day?" you may reply "Good, and yours?' You're fibbing if your boss just rapped you on the head because of a failed project. Everyone lies to avoid conflict or awkward social situations, but some people do it compulsively. Of course, it damages relationships. How would you know if your partner engages in compulsive lying? What is Pathological or Compulsive Lying? Compulsive