WHAT IS A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR?

Published October 7, 2020 by Nan Mykel



Recently, Dr. Drew Curtis began to argue that pathological lying, as had been described historically, was not defined in the manner that contemporary mental health professionals define disorders. Specifically, he noted that disorders are based on four criteria: 1) atypicality (they are statistically infrequent or violate norms); 2) maladaptive (they impair functioning); 3) suffering (they cause emotional distress); and 4) danger (they create risks of harm or loss for self or others). These criteria are used to determine which patterns of behaviors, thoughts, and feelings are simply part of the natural variability of the human experience and which are pathological. From Psychology Today 9=7=20, Hart and Curtis

What personality disorder is associated with pathological lying?

Antisocial Personality Disorder – people living with this disorder often display pathological lying as a key symptom, and may use lies to gain status or manipulate others. Google search

7 comments on “WHAT IS A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR?

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  • Nan, someone who qualifies and was called this by Senator Bernie Sanders, also had the following things said about him:

    – Attorney Thomas Wells, an attorney who worked for said person, wrote in 2016, “Donald Trump lies every day, even about things of no consequence.”
    – National Economic Advisor Gary Cohn said after watching his boss lie yet again, this time to the Australian Prime Minister, Trump is a “professional liar.”
    – Attorney and long time fixer, Michael Cohen, said under oath, “Donald Trump is a racist, he is a con-artist and he is a cheat.”
    – Five biographers of Trump all said he has a problem with the truth.

    So, I would advocate, we put Trump’s picture in the dictionary next to “pathological liar,” and include a synomym called “Trumplike.” Keith

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