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Pathological Lying PERSONALITY DISORDERS

The Pathological Liar

A pathological liar is someone who consistently tells lies, often without any apparent reason or benefit to themselves. Here are some characteristics of a pathological liar:

  1. Compulsive lying: A pathological liar lies habitually and impulsively, without any apparent reason or benefit to themselves.
  2. Lack of guilt or remorse: Pathological liars do not feel guilty or remorseful about lying, even if it causes harm to others or themselves.
  3. Convincing storyteller: They are often very skilled at making up stories that are plausible and convincing.
  4. Self-centeredness: Pathological liars may have a self-centered worldview, where their needs and desires are paramount and they are willing to lie to get what they want.
  5. Low self-esteem: Some pathological liars may have low self-esteem and feel the need to embellish their achievements or create an alternate reality in which they are more successful or important.
  6. History of lying: Pathological lying is often a pattern that has persisted since childhood, and they may have a history of telling tall tales or fabricating stories.
  7. Lack of empathy: They may have difficulty understanding the impact of their lies on others, or may not care about the consequences of their actions.

It is important to note that not all individuals who tell lies frequently are pathological liars. There may be many reasons why someone lies, such as fear, shame, or a desire to avoid conflict. Pathological lying is a distinct pattern of behavior that is characterized by compulsive lying and a lack of remorse or empathy.

© Linda C J Turner

By Linda C J 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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