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Psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, and other mental health personnel use the term 'compulsive lying' when they refer to people who cannot control their lying, that is, people who feel compelled to lie and are aware that they are lying. Therefore, compulsive lying implies impaired ability to control it. The term 'compulsive lying' is not a diagnosis. It is a behavior or a symptom associated with a number of mental disorders [for example, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder]. The term "confabulation" is used to describe lying or invention when the person who is lying is not aware that they are lying. To be more specific, confabulation is treating a fantasy as a fact, without awareness that fantasy has replaced fact."

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Q: What is the medical name for a compulsive liar?
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How can you help a compulsive liar?

You can't. I've tried.

How do you recover from being with a compulsive liar?

I feel You need to forgive the liar first. Then God will do a work in you,

Why is someone a compulsive liar?

Because they cant stop lying!

What is a compulsive liar?

A compulsive liar is defined as someone who lies out of habit. Lying is their normal and reflexive way of responding to questions. Compulsive liars bend the truth about everything, large and small. For a compulsive liar, telling the truth is very awkward and uncomfortable while lying feels right. Compulsive lying is usually thought to develop in early childhood, due to being placed in an environment where lying was necessary. A compulsive liar may also have difficulties with poor self esteem. For the most part, compulsive liars are not overly manipulative and cunning, rather they simply lie out of habit - an automatic response which is hard to break and one that takes its toll on a relationship. A compulsive liar may have difficulties with poor self esteem.

After being in a relationship with a compulsive liar and having it fall to pieces is it possible for you to become a compulsive liar with more demented feelings as your ex?

It's possible, but because you have separated it means you weren't happy in this relationship so you expect honesty and a lot more while a compulsive liar can't help what they say, but know they are wrong about lying and are either in denial or refuse counseling for their problem. As far as you are concerned it's safe to say that you aren't a compulsive liar and it's best to move on and find someone that is better suited for you. Good luck

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What is the medical term for compulsive liars?

Pathological liar

What is the medical term meaning somebody that lies all the time?

a liar. Pathological liar or compulsive liar.

What is the name of the disease where people lie?

Pathological liar is one term, compulsive liar is another. The terms have a slightly different meaning according to my medical dictionary.

Who is a compulsive liar in The Great Gatsby?

The main compulsive liar is Gatsby

If a compulsive liar told you he's a compulsive liar would you believe him?

Yes, but I'm naieve....

What is the correct name for a compulsive liar?

It is NOT a pathological liar, they are two separate things (look it up if you'd like). Compulsive liar is the correct name, and they are also known as habitual or chronic liars.AnswerI think it's pathological liar. You can find out for sure by browsing the web under mental illness.

What is a word for someone who lies about everything?

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.

Can a compulsive liar stop lying?


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

Pathological is illness, a compulsive liar feels the urge to lie, it can sort of become an illness because they can't stop themselves.

How do you cure a compulsive liar?

Dont lie

What is the term used for someone who lies all the time?

Compulsive liar. Or pathological liar.

Is it dangerous to live with a compulsive liar or pathological?


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