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How do you know if a friend is a pathological liar?
you know your friend is a pathological liar basicly if they always have a tendency to lie and if they lie their way to deep in the lie to tell the truth. or if they constantly lie to cover up another lie and so on.
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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.
answer I think that both is true. I believe they know they are lying, they just deny it to themselves. To do so helps them to keep up the manipulation of their part…ner and also the fantasy world they create for themselves.The denial suppresses their conscience and eventually snuffs it out altogether
Finding out if a friend is a pathological liar As far as I know there's no way of phoning for an answer, but you could try a general helpline if you are distresse…d. What really matters is whether YOU decide your friend is a "pathological liar" and whether you want to keep a friend who lies to you habitually, as a matter of course. In other words, you're being put through something hurtful and insulting. (I wouldn't worry about whether it's "pathological" or simply habitual). You need to take care of yourself. All the very best. Joncey
Answer . From your statement this sounds as if he's been lying for a long while. Pathological liars obviously have a problem and you aren't going to change them anytime s…oon. Because you are married you do owe your marriage to him a chance, so sit down with him and tell him he has a problem and unless he is willing to seek counseling or go to a marriage counselor it's over! You don't want to waste your life on someone that is constantly lying to you because it can not only get you into problems as far him possibly seeing other women, but also financial trouble.
Answer I would have to say that you just have to be around them long enough. Check out what they say to you. Ask about what they said earlier. Eventually they will star…t tripping themselves up. They will eventually forget what they told to whom. Hope this helps you some.
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.
I have a good friend who is controlling of her other female friends and is also a pathological liar. I have confronted her and of course she denies all.. what can a friend do to help her?
Hey, i would try to just set her down maybe by herself or maybe with the other female's and just real nicely, calmly, and quietly tell her about this problem and ask her to he…lp you guys out by at least trying to work on this problem. ok goodbye and good luck
Pathological liars say whatever it takes to get them what they want. They know that they are lying. Compulsive liars lie when it would be easier to tell the truth. The…y often believe their own statements. If your behavior matches either of the above descriptions, you have a problem. It's up to you to decide how big it is and what to do about it.
that's joke , you know it. that's good don't be trapped
How do you stop a pathological parental from lying and then turns around and calls his 9 year old daughter a liar instead when you know the parent is the liar.?
You can't help a pathological patient like that. You simply just can't up and do it. This needs to be handled by doctors,professionals. Not someone such as yourself. … Ask for help,some sort-of profession help (ex. phsycologist.) And if it's nessacary,and no one can get to him,he will be given medication. Simple as that.
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.
You don't - they won't get it. Get as far away from them as possible.
Yes, pathological liers do know that they are lieing, although sometimes the lie does get to the extreme and to the point where they can begin to believe thier lie. But most o…f the time they do know that they are lieing.
Trust your gut and be honest with yourself. If you think he's a liar, he probably is or at the very least isn't the right guy for you.