Pathological liars - or "mythomaniacs" - are people who engage in objectively puposeless story telling behavior. The stories they tell are not the products of delusions and serve no external purpose other than to inflate the value of the teller in the eyes of the listener. The actual existence of mythomania separate from other diagnoses as a symptom set is a controversial topic in the mental health field.
The symptom set for Mythomania is strictly limited:
1) The subject is not delusional and the stories they tell are at least technically plausible. If the subject is actually delusional, a diagnosis of a condition with psychotic features is more appropriate.
2) The tendency to construct such stories is non-transient, and long lasting. The story telling behavior is an actual personality trail.
3) The tendency is clearly non-situational and the subjects motives are objectively internal. The stories are not lies told from fear, or to cover a long pattern of misconduct (spousal abusers and confidence tricksters for instance are not mythomaniacs although they often construct elaborate webs of lies for years to cover their abuse or trick their victims. Such lies are situational and objectively external. The abuser is attempting to evade punishment).
4) The stories tend to present the teller in an extremely positive light, but otherwise provide no material benefit to the teller. The story may suggest that the teller is intensely brave, wealthy or may know many famous people, but the teller derives no benefit from fostering this belief, other than people believing the story.
The term is often misused to refer to those suffering from histrionic personality disorder or narcissistic personality disorder. The following comments basically reflect a pathological liar who has the characteristics of histrionic personality disorder.
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Pathological lying, also known as mythomania and pseudologia fantastica, is the chronic behavior of compulsive or habitual lying. Unlike telling the occasional white lie to avoid hurting someone’s feelings or getting in trouble, a pathological liar seems to lie for no apparent reason. This can make it frustrating or hard to know what to do if you believe you’ve met one. Though pathological lying has been recognized for more than a century, there’s not yet a clear universal definition of the condition. Some pathological lying may result from a mental condition, such as antisocial personality disorder (sometimes called sociopathy), while others appear to have no medical reason for the behavior.
If there always lying and trying to manipulate others well I think I might be one myself cuz that's exactly what I do ik I'm a bad person.
You can tell that someone is a pathological liar if you catch them in lies often. If you consistently think that someone is lying, this could mean they are a pathological liar.
The best way to tell if someone is a pathological liar, is to catch them in their lies. If you cant determine that they are a liar, it's best not to trust them until they prove otherwise, to keep yourself from getting hurt.
If she is always lying to you, then she is a pathological liar.
a pathological liar is someone who constantly tells lies.
A liar A compulsive liar or a pathological liar. if it's a physiological disorder, a pathological and compulsive lying then the person is a mythomaniac.
Technically a pathological liar is a liar period. You can tell if your husband is a liar by how he communicates - does he try and play the victim all the time? Is he evasive when answering your questions? Does he lay the blame on your to try and wiggle out of situations?
Someone who is a pathological liar will like to everyone. They will not stop lying without extensive forms of therapy.
Compulsive liar. Or pathological liar.
that's joke , you know it. that's good don't be trapped
Yes technaically you can... Although depending on what kind of person you are and what you believe it may concern you to a great extint. If you have problems living with someone who is a pathological liar I suggest you eave them if possible and if not then you may want to tell some one your troubles to see if you or the pathological liar can get help.
They lie when it would be easier to tell the truth.
Treat everything they say as potentially untrue.
Yes, it it fairly common for a pathological liar try to make another person in their lie appear to be the pathological liar. A pathological liar does not like being caught in their lies and may try to set the stage for someone else to take the blame. Some pathological liars believe their own lies and may try to blame someone else for a false statement so that they can continue to believe their own lie.
a scumbag narcissist
I can give you a couple. He is a pathological liar. The disease is pathological.
You don't. YOU GET AWAY FROM THEM. (see definitions of Narcissist and Sociopath)
Keep a private journal with date & time and what they say. But if they are pathological they won't believe you - you will have to get away from them ASAP - there is no cure.
A Chronic liar will lie about everything knowing that it is a lie. A Pathological liar will begin to believe his/her lies are actually the truth
A pathological liar may also be schizophrenic. Both are defects in the brain and schizophrenia may be the cause of pathological lying.
You talk to them like they are normal, just don't believe anything they tell you.
whats the difference.? once they give you two lies. dump him .don't let him get to 3. I was with a pathological liar and a scum bag. they never stop lying . I wasted my life for 6 years.
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.