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What is the difference between a pathological liar and a liar?

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Almost everyone lies occasionally. Usually for a reason: too keep from hurting someone's feeling, to stay out of trouble, to keep from being embarassed 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. 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.

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