According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a pathological liar is “a person who lies compulsively usually for no external gain or benefit and often with detrimental consequences.” A person who is a pathological liar will fabricate a complete falsification which is typically overreaching and complicated. The person who is lying is usually aware they are lying, while other pathological liars may actually convince themselves that they are telling the truth.
Although lying is morally wrong, everyone does it. It is a part of our human nature. What sets most of us apart from pathological liars is the fact that a pathological liar is provoked by a chronic tendency to tell lies. Pathological liars are not provoked by any kind of social pressure. Their tendency to lie is usually an innate personality trait. A pathological liar likes to “big themselves up”, so to speak, by telling lies that present them as either a hero or a victim.
Dating someone who is a pathological liar is unhealthy and dangerous. It can impact your ability to trust people, It can also be detrimental to any future relationships you may have. If you think you may be dating a pathological liar, here are eight signs to watch out for. Please note that if you feel you’re in an abusive relationship or if you think your partner needs professional health, you should consult with a medical professional.
When a pathological liar is caught off guard, they try their best to buy some time to regroup and come up with another lie for the original lie they told. If they ask you to repeat yourself or ask you questions about your questions, they could be trying to buy themselves some time.
5. Your partner spends time studying you: If your partner is a pathological liar, he or she will take the time to study you and learn your weaknesses so that it is easier for them to manipulate or take advantage of you.
8. They are master liars: Pathological liars are great at what they do. They know how to create their own intricate web of lies. They fail in the fact that they are not able to stop, even when the lies get more intricate and ridiculous.flickr