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I am not aware of any specific studies but I can tell you that pathological liars suffer from antisocial personality disorder (also called sociopathy). In relationships, these people are draining and parasitic and should be avoided at all costs. They are experts at charming even the smartest and most intuitive people. In relationships, a sociopath sees a target --someone they can use and exploit. Sadly everyone is a potential target to a sociopath because we all have weaknessess and the sociopath is a master at exploiting a person's weakness for their own personal gain. They lie, lie, lie! I think many believe their own lies but its hard to tell because a real sociopath probably won't admit to it. The net is just brimming with information on this topic. One exceptionally helpful site is It explains the disorder as well as providing legal/personal advice on how to deal with such people. The site also contains a forum in which victims of sociopaths may share their personal experiences and offer guidance and support to one another. Of course the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) is the official source of information for any pathology and should be consulted for a deeper understanding of the pathological liar and his/her interactions with others.

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How can you get him to admit to things you already found when he is a pathological liar?

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 pathological 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.

What should you do if you've been married to a pathological liar for 3 years and you recently answered a call from your husband's friend asking if you were over your operation but you never had one?

Pathological liars are like run away locomotives. They just can't stop! It's an illness and usually learned from childhood. Some children may have extremely strict parents, are made to feel stupid, unproductive, etc., and so, when asked if they did something they shouldn't have done will lie. The more under-lying factor about pathological liars is they have no self esteem and feel they need to dramatize their situation to look more important in the eyes of their peers. Pathological liars need therapy! I have talked to a couple of pathological liars and they openly admit they know they are doing it, feel really bad, but can't seem to stop. Unfortunately, men are usually very bad at seeking help for themselves, while if you bring this problem up to a woman who is a pathological liar they almost always will go and seek help through therapy to get to the bottom of why they do this. I would suggest that you sit and talk to your husband. Tell him about his friend phoning about that operation, and tell him it's "not normal" to act in this way. Ask him (mainly out of curiosity) why he would lie to his friend like that. Tell him if he doesn't go to a good therapist ( you go with him) and seek help you are leaving! Mean it! Good luck Marcy

How do you correct pathological lying?

Answer Pathological lieing is often difficult to correct and can take years of hard work but it can be done. Usually, it requires professional help and lots of moral support to overcome. There are several basic steps to overcome this disorder, the first being that the patient realises that they do have this disorder and that it needs correcting. if nothing is ever done, the disorder can take over the persons life causing them to lose relationships and many other important things in their life.

Define pathological lier?

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.

Is there a mental problem that makes people lie?

Although it is not a recognized disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, yes, there is a mental condition called pathological lying. This condition is also referred to as compulsive lying, pseudologia fantastica and mythomania. Pathological liars will tell stories that may be a "false" memory, or a fantasy. They lie out of fear, to intimidate others, as a form of self defense, or to hide the truth. A sufferer of the condition will also lie for no personal gain whatsoever. Their lies are often transparent or have no obvious point. Pathological liars often truly believe what they are saying and are in fact, victims of the condition. They can exhibit superficial (fake) charm and have a grandiose sense of self-worth. Currently, there is no cure for the condition and no medications to treat it. In fact, compared to other mental disorders, there has been little testing and research done on pathological lying.

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Do pathological liars cheat?

Cheating isn't reserved for pathalogical liars. Unfortunately, pathalogical liars lie so much it's hard to know when to trust them. They lie because they have no self confidence and they feel by taking a small event in their lives and dramatizing it to their peers they will be one of the crowd and important. They are attention seekers. They also may feel frightened to own up to things they have done wrong (even trivial things) because they have had an environment where they possibly could have come from an abusive environment and have feared growing up and what the consequences would be for telling the truth. They really don't mean to be this way and it's sad, but there is lots of good counselers out there that can help this person. Good luck Marcy

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Why is someone a pathological liar?

Because they have lied so much that they have lost all conscientious pangs and are callus to doing wrong of this sort. So that above answer was completely conceited and wrong. I am a pathological liar. Therefore I am the best person to tell you about pathological liars. Right, pathological liars lie because they find it too uncomfortable to tell the truth, much like how an honest person finds it hard to lie. However, we lie about the most mundane thing sometimes. I even make up stories to win an argument. Also, most people will tell you that we lose track of our lies. For me that is not true, I have an excellent memory capacity and therefore can remember nearly every important lie I've told. Furthermore we have not lost all conscientous pangs and we are usually not callus. This person was obviously thinking of a sociopath which is completely different to a pathological liar. We don't lie to advance our own goals unlike sociopaths, we lie because it feels comfortable for us. An example was today in my class. I was asked if it was my birthday due to a prior conversation with a friend. I just said yes out of instinct (even though it wasn't). Now there is now harm done in that lie. I got sung happy birthday and nothing bad happened. We have spent so much lieing that it is second nature to us. I hope I have helped you understand.

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