The Narcissist is a Pathological Liar

Written by Angela Atkinson

Why do narcissists lie or bend the truth, even when it doesn’t benefit them to do so?

Is everything they say a lie? Can you even trust them with the truth? It’s because they’re pathological liars. In other words, narcissists lie like it’s their job. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had clients come to me and tell me that their first clue to figuring out they were dealing with a narcissist was their pathological behavior – and lying is the most common. I certainly don’t want to burst anyone’s bubble, but the fact is narcissists lie like normal people breathe.

Lying is an intrinsic part of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)

People with personality disorders are well known for being pathological liars, especially narcissists. However, people with borderline personality disorder or histrionic personality disorder can sometimes be just as big of liars.

In this video, you’ll learn how to recognize a narcissist’s false promises and get a life free from manipulation and mind games. As a special bonus, I’ll share my most effective tool for dealing with a lying narcissist. It’s so effective it can stop the narcissist in their tracks and change their lying behavior forever. There are three main kinds of lies that narcissists tell, and I’ll explain how narcissists’ lies are so different from everyone else’s – plus, I’ll show you how to catch a narcissist in their lies every single time.

Why do narcissists pathologically lie?

Why do narcissists always lie? How can you tell when a narcissist is lying? Since the only thing they care about is “winning”, lying feels like winning. What’s more, they feel like they need to lie because they don’t like the way the truth makes them feel anyway. They live in their own world, so in their minds, what everyone else thinks is irrelevant – which means that regardless of if it’s true or not, it doesn’t matter to them (and can even work to their advantage).

  • To further their own agenda
  •  To protect themselves from getting hurt
  • To exploit you or someone else.
  • To gaslight and control you.
  • To project their own bad behavior onto you or someone else.

Want to better understand why narcissists are what they are and what you can expect from them? Learn more about the narcissist’s cycle of abuse.

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