Let’s be honest. We all lie sometimes! We tell a lie because of different reasons, but mostly it’s to prevent hurting someone’s feelings. But, psychopathic liars are people who lie constantly because they feel an emotional and mental need for it. There are some traits in psychopathic liars which are almost always the same, so here you have 10 signs to look out for in people, which might indicate that they’re psychopathic liars.
Many people lie from time to time to make sure that they don’t hurt someone or to get out of an awkward situation, but psychopathic liars lie constantly, about anything and everything. Sometimes it’s even about some stupid stuff, like telling you that the weather is nice even when it’s raining outside.
2. They have their own motives
Psychopaths have motives for their behaviour. Usually it’s the dominance over a group of people or just one person. It’s just to make themselves feel superior and in control. Characteristically, they tell the ultimate lie, which is ‘I LOVE YOU’, to make their partner feel safe just so they can make them suffer afterward when they find out that everything has been a lie.
3. Convincing manner
Lying is just like breathing for them. They need it so much that they can’t live without it. They even lack empathy and can look their victim in the eyes while telling a lie and be very convincing. They are real actors, don’t feel the slightest bit of shame and are guiltless.
4. They play on people’s sympathies
It’s common to see a psychopath play with the natural urge of people wanting to help out those in need. It’s not so unusual for them to act out injuries or illness. They exploit the kindness of everyone around them.
5. The passing truth
This means that the truth is only true in a moment! They may declare love for their partner with a rush of emotions like passion, but then just a day later, they can go running to another woman with those same words. Their focus is always on the next temporary pleasure.
6. They always have trophies of their lies
They always try to keep trophies of their deceit and to have them somewhere visible to always remind them of the things they did. If your boyfriend is cheating on you, you may find a necklace of his new lover somewhere very visible. He wants you to know that you’ve been deceived. This can also be something like being in a relationship with one woman while pursuing another.
7. They speak a different language
Some of the usual phrases we use in our lives have a different meaning for a psychopath. “You’re everything I have ever needed in life” can actually mean, “For now, you’re fulfilling my desires and I’ll let you stick around” or, “Please, believe me” can translate into, “I will seduce you, although you don’t know it yet.” And they will use similar phrases which don’t have another meaning to them.
8. They are the masters of denial
If their victim finds out about the deceit they might try and convince her that she has been imagining things and that she must be the one exaggerating! If you ask them why they lied, a psychopath might just avoid the question with some stupid excuses.
9. They are addicted to their lies
Because of a lack of empathy, they have no desire to stop lying. Their adrenalin and self-praise come from the fact that they have deceived a woman who loved them. And the amount of trouble they get into won’t make them stop doing the same things over and over again.
10. They all have the same personality traits
Believe it or not but sometimes you can spot a liar just by looking out for the same traits they all have. Besides the need to dominate and the lack of empathy, they are usually very bored and irresponsible. Narcissism is also one of the main traits that indicate that the person might be a psychopathic liar, just like a lack of remorse. Also, a psychopathic liar is very charming! (Maybe that’s why we always fall for them?)