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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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Michele Elyzabeth says she was duped into spreading false stories about Paul and claims Heather bugged his conversations with his daughter Stella.Michele, who quit after working for Heather for four years, told Britain's News of the World newspaper: "She is a calculating pathological liar and the biggest b*** on the planet."At one stage we were so close I viewed her as the daughter I never had.Today I think of her as the witch I wish I never met."I was foolish and saw her simply as the devoted humanitarian, charity campaigner and protective mother she wanted the world to see.
I try not to hold grudges, but I must admit I have never lost one ounce of rancor toward Henry Kissinger, that cynical, slithery, self-absorbed pathological liar. He has all the loyalty and principle of Charles Talleyrand, whom Napoleon described as "a piece of dung in a silk stocking." Just count the number of Americans and Vietnamese who died between 1969 and 1973, and see if you can find any indication Kissinger ever gave a damn.
Indeed, Hubbard himself has been described as a dangerous, pathological liar, whose religion brainwashes those that join.
Since New York Times reporter Jayson Blair was exposed as a fabricator and plagiarizer, there's been a debate: Was Blair a pathological liar out to dupe the prestigious newspaper, or was it Times editor Howell Raines' newsroom management that left the paper open to the fiasco?
"Arafat is a pathological liar. He has not done anything to keep his promises over the last eight years.
While Sharon has in recent weeks characterised Arafat as a "murderer and a pathological liar", Jospin told him to consider the PA leader as "a partner and interlocutor".
"Cunanan seemed to be deceptive, manipulative--a pathological liar," says Levin.
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and I'm a pathological liar. I was brought into the C.I.A.
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