Psychologists associate habitual or pathological lying with seven distinct conditions, including malingering, confabulation, histrionic personality disorder and Ganser syndrome. More widely known disorders associated wit... More » World View Social Sciences Psychology

Examples of mental traits include mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, behavioral disorders like Narcissistic personality disorder, and behavior patterns in general which can function as complete or incomplete descrip... More »

Some traits common in habitual, or pathological, liars include a tendency to study others, manipulative behaviors, lack of empathy, and not showing signs of relief upon changing subjects. Habitual liars may engage in eye... More »

Confronting habitual liars with a firm, gentle approach, maintaining a great deal of patience, expressing ways in which this behavior can negatively affect a person's life, and encouraging professional help are some ways... More »

Narcissistic sociopath is a way of describing someone with narcissistic personality disorder, or NPD. It is unknown what the exact causes of NPD are, but some researchers believe that it may be the result of either too m... More »

According to Arianne Cohen and Lindsy Van Gelder of Real Simple, people who are lying exhibit certain characteristic changes in their behavior, such as altered voice inflections, disassociation with their self-narrative ... More » World View Social Sciences Psychology

Signs that a person is lying may include overexplaining and repetition, protesting more than seems necessary under the circumstances, becoming evasive and trying to change the subject, and maintaining a still, rigid stan... More » World View Social Sciences Psychology