Friday, March 27, 2009

Characteristics Of Pathological Liars

I came across this list the other day and thought it was very enlightening. I think we all deal with people like this at some point in our life, although I hope you don't have to very often. Many times controlling, manipulative people have these same characteristics, because they are good at lying.

Here is a list of common characteristics of pathological liars.....

*Contradict what they say.

*Lie about even the smallest things.

*Add exaggerations to every sentence.

*Change their story all the time.

*Act very defensively when you question their statements.

*Believe what they say is true, when everyone else knows it isn't.

*Lie when it is very easy to tell the truth.

*Lie to get sympathy, to look better, to save their hide, etc.

*Fool people at first but once they get to know them, no one believes anything they ever say.

*Are extremely manipulative.

*Have been caught in lies repeatedly.

*Will never fess up to the lies.

*Are a legend in their own mind.

*May have a personality disorder.

3 comments:

beth said...

you're right, manipulators are also good liars. these types of people are exhausting!

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