But, there are other people who lie habitually, with the intent to deceive and manipulate others for their own personal gain, and they do not feel bad about doing it. These people are pathological liars, and they are psychopaths.
After much research, I have concluded that all pathological and compulsive liars have personality disorders, and those disorders can be placed on a psychopathic spectrum. I will repeat that: pathological lying is the opposite of normal!
It is irrelevant that researchers have discovered evidence that everyone lies in one way or another.
Not only are most lies damaging, psychopathic lies are beyond the scope of what most people can even imagine when they think about lying.
“Deceit is the linchpin of conscienceless behavior.” ~Martha Stout, The Sociopath Next Door In the beginning of my recovery, very soon after I discovered that the man I thought I knew had never existed, I held on to the one solid piece of truth that I had finally figured out: he was a LIAR.