mythomania

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mythomania

(mĭth′ə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
A compulsion to embroider the truth, engage in exaggeration, or tell lies.

myth′o·ma′ni·ac′ (-ăk′) n.

mythomania

(mĭth″ō-mā′nē-ă) [Gr. mythos, myth, + mania, madness]
Abnormal tendency to lie and exaggerate.
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The 108 volunteers were recruited from five temporary employment agencies in Los Angeles and split into three categories - those with a history of lying, a group who had neither an antisocial personality disorder nor a history of pathological lying and a third control group all of whom had an antisocial personality disorder but no history of pathological lying.
In Part IV, I discuss three common types of psychological evidence that defendants seek to admit: pathological lying, suicide threats, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
97) The dictionary definition of "pathological" is "disease[d]"; (98) the inference that a person is pathological necessarily calls into question mental stability and, in the case of pathological lying, the suggestion that she is unable to control her lying.
PSYCHIATRY 970, 970 (1987) (distinguishing between pathological lying and the separate condition of pseudologia).
I save all my deception skills for pathological lying.
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Martin and Zalkin have also found witnesses who contradict the testimony of the fourth witness, and have discovered that the fifth has a history of mental illness which manifests itself in the form of pathological lying.
Classic psychopathic traits are superficial charm, a disregard for others, pathological lying and no capacity for remorse.
Some of the other traits that have been applied to psychopaths include: a need for stimulation or quick to boredom, pathological lying, promiscuous sexual behavior, callousness and a lack of empathy, according to (https://www.
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