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The Sociopathic Liar – Beware of this Dangerous Sociopath

The one behavior that characterizes the human race is so widespread that most of the time we don’t even notice it. It is extremely hard to spot and it is even harder to stop. It is lying.

Most people have lied in their life. Whether it was to protect feelings, avoid trouble, impress, or to simply get what they want, not many people can say they have never told a lie.

However, there is one extreme type of liar that you should beware of; the sociopathic liar.

On first impressions, you may find you actually like or are drawn to the sociopath. It’s not surprising as more often than not they are indeed charming and likable. Watch out, these type of liars can cause untold damage and mayhem once they lead you into their web of lies and deceit.

Sociopaths lie the most because they are incapable of feelings and do not want to understand the impact of their lies. They may even get a thrill out of lying at your expense. Once they tell an initial lie they go on to tell many more lies in an attempt to cover up the lies they started, or just for the “fun” of it.

A sociopath rarely reveals his or her feelings or emotions. You won’t often hear them laugh, cry, or get angry. These kinds of liars tend to live in their own little world and always find ways to justify their dishonest deeds. They do not respect others and place their own needs first and foremost.

If someone questions the sociopath’s lies they can be incredibly devious in the way they cover things up. This can include placing the blame at someone else’s door or by inventing complex stories to cover up their untruths.

Sociopaths can be so good at lying that they are able to pass lie detector tests. This means they often escape jail or don’t even get prosecuted for the crimes they permit. (That’s not to say all sociopathic liars are criminals, of course).

It is believed by some experts that sociopathic lying is connected to the mental illnesses Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD).

If you come across someone who you think is a sociopathic liar, beware!

Flora Dufresne

Thursday 24th of May 2018

Don't go blaming the Bipolar's, I am one. I am type 2, but still take medications, which help. Got a new neighbor, she tells so many lies, I am the one who has a restraining order against me. She is so sweet to the judge. She makes stuff up, which seems reasonable, but totally untrue. I though maybe she hallucinates. But I Googled it and found she is a sociopath. She is aggressive and wants to dominate everyone and everything. I am timid and she is a butch and she scares me (and much bigger than me and 15 years younger). At one time she had a live in boyfriend. I heard she picked a fight with him and then called the cops on him. He got a domestic violence restraining order on him, poor guy. There is nothing I can do-just stay away from her

Janet G

Thursday 10th of May 2018

So what can we do? My granddaughter's other grandmother is one. She successfully got a peace order against me for the most outlandish story, even though I had witnesses to prove she was a liar. The judge believed her with absolutely no proof no dates, no names, no places, just pathetic stories with pathetic tales of emotional destress. I was never anywhere near her. She is out to get me and her daughter is almost as good as she is. The judge got totally snowed. I have to deal with this because I'm trying to save my granddaughter from abuse and neglect. I've gone broke from lawyers who see it, but can't do anything about it.


Friday 4th of August 2017

I married my wife just last Fall. I have recently found out my she has been lying to me about some important things. She doesn't react when I give her an obvious chance to fess up. She ignores, deflects, or denies and comes up with more lies for excuses, even lying about what friends say. I had taken a light duty prescription sleep aid one night about two months ago. In the morning she woke me saying that she had called an ambulance in the middle of the night. Said she had a panic attack, hard to breathe and pain in her chest. Said that she couldn't wake me during the night and asked the EMTs not to wake me. Says she refused transport. I was shocked. A few days ago after having caught her in various other lies I called the local emergency services communications office. There have been NO calls to our address, since we moved her 13 months ago... Have I really married a sociopathic liar? An NPD? We are going to counseling Monday, if she doesn't find some excuse to get out of it (she actually suggested it). I am going to confront her with this and other lies. I have print out from EMS and a recording of us discussing the non-existent bill from the 'ambulance call' she will not be able to persuade the counselor that I'm mistaken or lying. She has been seeing a personal counselor for 2 years whom I have met. I wonder if she has been lying to that counselor also?! Doesn't a mental health professional have to notify/warn a spouse when their patient is sick like this?! (If they haven't been manipulated too?) My wife has also recently deleted most of her old Facebook posts. I never really read them, don't do Facebook. Maybe I should have.


Saturday 5th of August 2017

Run fast , don't look back she is a pathological liar , there is no cure , no hope, nothing . Pathological lying is a learned behavior. Read up on "gray rock" method , these individuals thrive on our reactions, especially to all their lies .


Monday 22nd of May 2017

I recently got out of a relationship with a sociopath. I am still devastated. I never knew what a true sociopath was. (i thought a sociopath was a crazy person wielding a knife. Nope, he/she looks like you and me and most people think they're normal.....unless they get closer.) I had found out my sociopath told his ex that he had a terminal brain tumor so he could be i a relationship with me. I gave up my apartment/job and moved to his town. I found a fake letter buried in his desk and his ex was posting that the socio was overseas having treatment. I WAS LIVING WITH HIM. Fortunately, i was suspicious of the letter because he was totally healthy and a doctor friend verified that the letter was a fraud. My conscience struggled with it for a few weeks and he didn't know I found the letter. FInally, My conscience got the better of me...and I knew I had to just got out and leave....and I did that despite how devastating it was. He put on a great show. (Two days later, my sisters said there was a pic of him on facebook hanging out with his bear musclefriends (which i never knew about it. He promptly took the pic of FB so he could "act" mourning. I told the ex that he wasn't overseas and the socio was able to convince him that i was lying....even after I showed him proof of me being with him. The ex is now back with him (now I know what hoovering is) while I try to put my life back together. I have never experienced anything like this UP CLOSE. It's been three months and I still don't know what hit me.

Imran Khan

Thursday 9th of March 2017

It's true and because most of people think that they're dependent on other people or they don't have any skill to live a good life, they commit such things. If a man or woman is aware what skills he or she have then they can stop it, simply fooling others, thinking they're smart at it. A reasonable person wouldn't commit such acts of follies, so don't tie a friendship with such fools who consider themselves much smarter than you.