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In the Mind of a Pathological Liar


We all engage in deception occasionally, but a pathological liar enjoys compulsive lying for no apparent personal gain. Also known as mythomania, this controversial condition baffles the medical community, which has yet to agree on how to define it.

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8:53AM PST on Nov 30, 2012

thank you

6:57PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

I knew a few people like this. I've learned that if it sounds crazy and hard to believe, it's probably bullshit.

7:29AM PDT on Oct 21, 2012

Mythomania....another new word for dirty liar

8:42PM PDT on Oct 19, 2012

First time I've heard the term "mythomania".

8:26PM PDT on Oct 19, 2012

I know an Egyptian Family in Montreal who assaulted me and lied about it to the police believing that this never happened.

9:03AM PDT on Oct 19, 2012

Couldn't get to load either. But have dealt with the type. It'd be comical if it wasn't so sad. They either don't realize or care that they hurt the ones they lie too. Eventually they loose everyone that cares about them since they can't quit.

1:33AM PDT on Oct 19, 2012

Good to know that the ever so suave and friendly Mitt does not have Pseudoligia Fanastica. He tells whoppers for political gain rather than due to a compulsive behavior. That makes him a common garden or ordinary liar. He also relies on the fact that people have short memories and that they won't refer back to what he was reported to have said before.
I'm so glad that this has been sorted out.

9:21PM PDT on Oct 18, 2012

The video didn't work but I know the kind of people you are talking about. Horrible! Just horrible.

2:39PM PDT on Oct 18, 2012

Ive known a few of those pathalogical liars i have a sister who lies CONSTANTLY i mean really long detailed stories its CRAZY but we love her anyway, we just dont believe her lol i have a neighbor like that too she 's alotworse though bcause she wll say things like i have cancer when she doesnt (her dad told me) to lie is one thing i dont even like that but to cntinually lie like with mythomania its just mind boggling

12:54PM PDT on Oct 18, 2012

A good exsample, mittwitt.

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