Define pathological lier

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A pathological liar is usually defined as someone who lies incessantly to get their way and does so with little concern for others. Pathological lying is often viewed as a coping mechanism developed in early childhood and it is often associated with some other type of mental health disorder, such as antisocial personality disorder or sociopathy. A pathological liar is often goal-oriented (i.e., lying is focused - it is done to get one's way). Pathological liars have little regard or respect for the rights and feelings of others. They often come across as being manipulative, cunning and self-centered. Nonetheless, if combined with sociopathic tendencies, they can be charming and superficially extremely likable people. Perfect con artists.

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