10 Signs of a Compulsive Liar

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  • 1. 'When Does Compulsive Lying Become a Pathological Disorder?' UnitedWeCare, 2021, [www.unitedwecare.com/compulsive-lying-pathological-disorder.](http://www.unitedwecare.com/compulsive-lying-pathological-disorder.)
  • 2. Curtis, Drew and Christian L. Hart. 'Pathological Lying: Theoretical and Empirical Support for a Diagnostic Entity.' Psychiatric Research & Clinical Practice, vol. 2, no. 2, 2020, pp. 62-69
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Overdramatized Stories

Compulsive liars tend to overly dramatize the stories they tell. They may also have a hard time moderating their emotions when telling lies, believing the more dramatic they are, the more people will pay attention.

While the drama is exorbitant, the details are sometimes believable enough to sound true.1‘When Does Compulsive Lying Become a Pathological Disorder?’ UnitedWeCare, 2021, www.unitedwecare.com/compulsive-lying-pathological-disorder. Compulsive liars may do this without even realizing they're doing it, while pathological liars are more intentional in their dramatic recreations.

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