Question: Whats the difference between a liar and a compulsive liar?

In a sense, compulsive or pathological liars are lying to create a false sense of identity in which they can control. The difference between pathological and compulsive liars is thin, but distinct. The intention of pathological liars differs from compulsive liars when their sense of empathy is questioned.

Is a compulsive liar the same as a pathological liar?

Compulsive lying describes a condition in which a person tells falsehoods out of habit, sometimes for no reason at all. It is also known as pathological lying, mythomania, and habitual lying.

Are you a compulsive liar?

The following might signify that you have a compulsive lying problem: you lie continuously, you have an internal motivation for lying, and your lies paint you in a positive light. A mental health professional can help you understand why you lie compulsively as well as work on changing this bad habit.

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