Posted by Shannon on August 05, 2001 at 08:53:39:
In Reply to: Re: conditions posted by Robert R. Cobb on March 03, 2001 at 18:56:00:
: : If the "problem" the person has with lying was a fear than it would be a "phobia" of lies. I know I have that problem -- I fucking hate liars.
: : And if the person couldn't stop from lying he would be called a pathological liar.
: : To have a problem and be called a maniac you would have to hate liars so much that you ran them down with your car. Then you would be a maniac. I hate liars but not that much.
: : My question for you is what kind of a liar are you?
: : : What is called when someone has a problem with lying? A habitual lier. Is it a phobia or a maniac?
: There are people who have told so many lies there whole life long, that they actually feel and act guilty whenever they, accidentally, tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. These people are called compulsive liars. They are able to fool lie detectors, one BIG reason why lie detector results may not be used in a court of law.
: Robert--Admin., LPT
I try hard not to lie, but I try even harder to stay away from my older sister who totally enjoys it. My siblings, her husband and children, all of our relatives haven't believed anything that has come out of her mouth in 20 years. It is a big game with her, how many lies, how hurtful can the lies be, and how many people can she hurt, that is what she is after. Needless to say, no one ever wants to be around her, attend any of her family functions etc. According to my sister, she is 8 PHD's, (she has 0) is on the staff for President Bush (trust me he would run from her), a member of the FBI (LOL), and to top it off, get this a missionary.
So what name do you give this kind of compulsive lier.
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