Q & A – are pathological liars happy?

It’s difficult to make a generalization about whether all pathological liars are happy or not, as each individual is unique and may have different motivations and experiences.

Pathological lying, also known as pseudologia fantastica, is a behavior where someone consistently tells lies, even when there is no apparent reason or benefit for doing so. It is considered a psychological disorder that can be caused by a range of factors, including genetics, brain injuries, or childhood trauma.

Some people may engage in pathological lying as a way to cope with underlying psychological issues or to gain attention or sympathy from others. However, this behavior can often lead to negative consequences, such as damaged relationships, loss of trust, and legal issues.

In terms of happiness, it’s possible that some pathological liars may experience short-term feelings of happiness or relief when they successfully deceive others. However, in the long run, their behavior may contribute to feelings of guilt, shame, and isolation, which can impact their overall happiness and well-being. It’s important for individuals with pathological lying tendencies to seek professional help to address the underlying issues that may be driving their behavior.

Author: Linda Turner

Coaching and Therapy Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy. Qualified NLP, EMDR and CBT therapist. REIKI Master. I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

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