Compulsive Lying and Vicarious Trauma
Well…if so, you might have been dealing with a sociopath, narcissist, or even a pathological liar. This article will discuss 6 important characteristics we should all be aware of with the pathological liar.
In this video, I discuss characteristics of pathological liars and the connection to personality disorders such as narcissism and sociopathy. I also broach the topic of vicarious trauma.
It’s important to understand how pathological liars interact with others. Some characteristics you may notice include but are not limited to:
- Habitual/frequent lying that is consistent
- Triangulation (which I will discuss further next week)
- Listening to respond ONLY
- Manipulating you into “playing” roles in their life
- Seducing you
- Exaggerating things to distract from the truth
- Using emotions to control and dominate
- Studying you and looking for your weakness
- Rehearsing their lines and lies
There are also common characteristics of pathological lying that can be found in the following diagnoses:
- CHILDREN & TEENS:
Oppositional defiant disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Antisocial Personality Disorder “sociopaths” and “psychopaths”
Vicarious Trauma and the Compulsive, Narcissistic Liar
To view my article on 6 Subtle Characteristics of Pathological Liars click here: https://blogs.psychcentral.com/caregivers/2014/09/6-subtle-characteristics-of-the-pathological-liar/?li_source=LI&li_medium=popular17
Psychological trauma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdmiaohraNU
Emotionally detached parents: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUrHZuJWgIw
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