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Pseudologia fantastica or pathological lying is one of the numerous terms used by psychiatrists to the behavior of habitual or compulsive lying. It was first talked about in 1891 by a man named Anton Delbrueck. This is a much debated topic in the psychology field.
To define Pathological Liar starts with looking for a few characteristics. First the stories are not completely improbable and occasionally have a little bit of truth. It’s also not a form of delusion and even when confronted the accused liar can admit to being untrue even if they do not wish to admit it. This is also a long lasting tendency to lie and is not provoked by the situation or pressure. It should also be noted that it is internal and not external. Another element to look for is the lie usually makes the liar look better in the story such as being portrayed as courageous or important.