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Can a pathological liar admit the truth?
No. They don't even know what the truth is.
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Do Pathological Liars Admit They Lie? Chronic liars are most commonly found among those who have Antisocial Personality Disorder, although some liars also suffer from factitio…us conditions like Munchhausen's Disorder or Munchhausen's by Proxy and of course, there are disorders that by their nature promote lying -- such as substance abusers who have to lie to spouses or employers in order to support their habit. Narcissists are also fond of lying. The most serious of the chronic liars are the psychopaths, who form the most severe 10% (roughly) of those with Antisocial Personality Disorder and yes, they will happily acknowledge that they lie, in some circumstances. They will rarely acknowledge a lie if doing so might cause them discomfort -- for example, if they lie to police about not having committed some crime, they will generally not back down from this position and they will often not back away from a face-saving or grandiose lie. Those liars who are psychopaths or sociopaths are above all charming, glib and usually to some extent flirtatious. If admitting a lie or two is in the interest of holding your attention, they're happy to do so. Other than an accurate (and controversial) diagnosis of actual mythomania (fantastic story telling as a fixed, non-situational, objectively internal character trait), only delusions can cause an individual to tell a falsehood that they believe to be true. By definition, delusions are *fixed* false beliefs, that do not comport with any religious or cultural tradition, and they do not change when someone points out their falsity. They often don't even change with heavy medication. So if someone is telling you, "I didn't realize I just told a lie; I'm a pathological liar," excuse yourself politely, and go make a new friend. There is not going to be a happy ending. About Pathological liars knowing whether they lie or not, it's actually yes and no. He doesn't know that he has lied until AFTER he has lied (sometimes). He sometimes does not realise he has lied until someone has brought it to his attention. When he finally realises he has lied (on his own), he will NOT admit it, because there is no explanation and he feels somewhat embarrassed. When caught he will sometimes deny it simply because he does not want people to view him as a liar (from fear and shame). Finally, sometimes he will admit it in certain situations. It's not their conscious mind at work, but rather their self-centred, defensive, insecure, low self esteem subconscious. Pathological liars know themselves they are lying sometimes and feel the pain. Othertimes, they don't know ,so their relatives and friends get hurt. So, pathological liars do not always admit they are liars,especially when they are hurting others and protecting themselves. In fact, common liar also do not admit they are lying always. The difference between normal liars and pathological liars are the pain caused by and frequency of lying. Think of our own inner state when our liars are exposed. We will feel awkward but not panic. We would not be hurt so deep, but they will change their other normal mind into an abnormal state and do something that will really hurt other people's feelings. They do not admit they are liars, they go on play the role they thought they are telling the truth. When they are alone, they will think about their suffering and weep in a corner. They can feel the pain double of ours.
Answer Almost everyone lies occasionally. Usually for a reason: too keep from hurting someone's feeling, to stay out of trouble, to keep from being embaras…sed or the like. Most people only lie when they feel they neeed to, and usually feel some sort of guilt or regret about it. Pathological liars lie for any, or no particular, reason. They invent untrue stories about themselves when there is no need to do so. They answer questions with any story that pops to mind. They may tell so many stories that they even begin to believe their own lies. They lie as a way of life, rather than as a last resort. Answer A liar is someone who chooses for one reason or another not to tell the truth. A pathological liar has been diagnosed with a psychological disorder marked by an inability to tell the truth even when he wants to. There are many other symptoms and etiologies; you can search the term on Google and find useful information.
What is the definition of a Pathological Liar -- Is it a person who uses words to grossly exaggerate or embillishe events to misrepresent the truth?
Someone that lies constantly, for no perticular reason sometimes. Not only the definition you give but they dont tell the truth even if there is one. They lie about every…thing to make themselves feel better. Usually there is another medical issue at hand with this. Manic depressive, Bipolar, etc. They start believing their own lies and live their lives around that and anyone that stands in their path is just disgarded as being a intruder. A Pathological Liar will lie about anything and everybody. They tend to lie even when cought No sure why I would believe this answer with a misspelled word....
Pathological liars lies on a regular basis and is unable to control their lying despite of foreseeing inevitable negative consequences or ultimate disclosure of the lie. .…
Pathological liars are those who tell lies at every given opportunity and it is a way of life for them. As such, pathological liars never tell the truth because they are i…ncapable of doing so.
my belief is that you simply can't ... you can tell when he's lying with body language. Answers.com says to Try a truth serum: (based on: truth drug?cat=health" class='exter…nal' title="http://www.answers.com/topic/truth drug?cat=health ) Drugs used as truth serums. Two of the most commonly used truth serums are members of the barbiturate" class='external' title="http://www.answers.com/topic/barbiturate drug class. Barbiturates are sedatives and hypnotics that are created from barbituric acid. They are divided into classes according to the duration of sedation" class='external' title="http://www.answers.com/topic/sedation: ultrashort, short, intermediate, and long. Ultrashort-acting barbiturates are used as anesthetics whereas long-acting ones are used to treat convulsions (anticonvulsant)" class='external' title="http://www.answers.com/topic/anticonvulsant). Barbiturates are controlled substances due to their high potential for abuse and for addictive behavior. Sodium pentothal (pentothal sodium, thiopental, thiopentone) is an ultrashort-acting barbiturate, meaning that sedation only lasts for a few minutes. Sodium pentothal slows down the heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and slows down (depresses) the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) activity. Sedation occurs in less than one minute after injection. It is used as a general anaesthetic" class='external' title="http://www.answers.com/topic/general anaesthetic for procedures of short duration, for induction of anesthesia" class='external' title="http://www.answers.com/topic/anesthesia given before other anesthetic drugs, as a supplement to regional anesthesia (such as a spinal block), as an anticonvulsive, and for narcoanalysis. Sodium amytal (amobarbital" class='external' title="http://www.answers.com/topic/amobarbital, amylobarbitone, Amytal) is an intermediate-acting barbiturate. Sedation occurs in one hour or longer and lasts for 10 to 12 hours. Sodium amytal depresses the central nervous system. It is used as a sedative, hypnotic, and anticonvulsive and for narcoanalysis. When sodium amytal is used for narcoanalysis it may be called an "Amytal interview." Scopolamine (hyoscine) is an anticholinergic" class='external' title="http://www.answers.com/topic/anticholinergic alkaloid drug that is obtained from certain plants. Anticholinergic drugs block the impulses that pass through certain nerves. Scopolamine affects the autonomic nervous system and is used as a sedative, to prevent motion sickness, to treat eye lens muscle paralysis" class='external' title="http://www.answers.com/topic/paralysis (cycloplegic), and to dilate" class='external' title="http://www.answers.com/topic/dilate the pupil (mydriatic)" class='external' title="http://www.answers.com/topic/mydriatic). .
Does a pathological liar grossly distort facts or just make up lies tell and them as if they were telling the truth or is factual?
You can't tell if a pathological liar is lying. They are sociopaths and have learned to mimic the behavior of truth. I know! I lived with one of the most skillful highly f…unctioning and respected lying professionals for 27 years. He fooled me and everyone around him and was considered a trusted upstanding citizen by all and still holds a place of power in his community. If you asked most people what they thought of him they would sing his praises.
that's joke , you know it. that's good don't be trapped
Take everything that they say with a grain of salt.(Don't believe anything they say) To get them help, you can call your local mental health clinic and they should be able to …evaluate them and get them treated. The question is: What can you do for the VICTIMS of pathological liars? since there is NOTHING you can do for the pathological liar. In fact, the more you try to help them, the more they use THAT information to become better liars. PLEASE keep an eye on them and who they're conning. They can be VERY destructive. They can ruin peoples' lives, and if allowed to impregnate someone, or become impregnated BY someone, may VERY WELL produce another offspring who will leave more distruction in their path for the next generation and the next generation ad infinitium.............Do not allow them to reproduce at all costs.
While virtually everyone may tell a lie at times, for various practical reasons, a pathological liar is a mentally ill person who feels compelled to lie even when the lies do …not serve any useful purpose. Such people also may base their entire strategy of survival upon an endless series of lies. Pathological liars typically appear to be very sincere when they are lying, and may be very deceptive. They feel no embarrassment about what they do.
Yes. Dr. Hare talks about this in 'Without Conscience'
The truth is in the details. When he (or she) includes numerous unrelated, small details that don't add any extra "luster" or "sparkle" to the story you're being told (remembe…r, his story is being told to get something from you), chances are there's a shred of truth in them [in that portion of the story at least]. From there, the truth gets fuzzy as small details are abandoned to make room for the real drama; so masterfully told, as he sets the trap and you fall for it, taking the bait - hook, line and sinker.
There is not much one can do if their partner is a pathological liar. Pathological liars know they are liars, but cannot seem to find a way of breaking this bad habit. Often p…athological liars have low self esteem and can dramatize certain scenario's to make themselves seem self important and while this may work for a little while it does not fool many people. Pathological liars also have a difficult time in relationships and will lie about simple things they have done and will not own up to it. You can either put up with a partner who is a pathological liar or leave the relationship and the latter is the best way to go because you will find it difficult to believe them and once lied too it breaks the bond of trust between the two people and the relationship will eventually end.
It is seldom possible to help anyone who does not want help. Such people must discover for themselves that they have a problem, and must decide for themselves that they want t…o do something about it. Then they can be helped. Until then, be on your guard.