Pathology is a term used to describe disease causation or progression. A pathological liar is ill, and will make you ill too, if you let them.
We all know someone who has a hard time with the truth. Some of us lie to save someone’s feelings, but that is something entirely different from a pathological liar. A pathological liar is someone who lies simply because they can.
No moral compass, lies are the way they manipulate, control, and confuse everyone in their wake. If you think you can tame or change the pathological liar, you lie to yourself.
The pathological liar may or may not have started out as one. Sometimes people are good at lying, and it becomes a habit. Before they know it, the truth seems too simplistic. Others use lying as a way to abuse and manipulate their victims. After all, telling someone something they know isn’t true and getting them to believe it, must be pretty damn empowering.
15 undeniable hurts of a pathological liar
Whatever the reason, the person you are with can’t seem to come to terms with the truth. But, you should come to terms with the fact that they aren’t ever going to provide you with it, and move on and find someone who is honest and true.
#1 They lie about mundane things. Most of us lie either to get out of trouble or to stop from hurting someone’s feelings. The pathological liar lies about everything from what they had for lunch to when they worked in the morning.
Pathological liars are pathological in that it is an illness and disease they seemingly can’t control. The only thing is that they can and choose not to.
#2 They hide things from you. The pathological liar doesn’t want to get caught, so they hide everything from you. They lock their phone, keep passcodes on everything, and they keep you out of their personal business, so that you can’t check up on them.
The thing is that they are so damn good at confusing you, even if their fail-safe of hiding everything falls through, they have a great excuse to get out of whatever it is they lie about.