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This time Asaljeplak will discuss the definition, symptoms, causes, and alternative therapy and treatment for those who are classified as a PATHOLOGICAL LIMIT.

What is a PATHOLOGICAL LIMIT?

"PATHOLOGICAL LIMIT" or PATHOLOGICAL LIAR and its cool term is Mythomania or Pseudologia Fantastica, is a chronic behavior characterized by a person's habit of lying.

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The average person will lie occasionally to avoid problems or avoid hurting other people's feelings. However, a pathological liar will lie for no apparent reason or personal gain. In fact, this chronic lie seems to be a useless habit, which frustrates family, friends, and colleagues.

Although some of the lies they say are sometimes ordinary, such as lying for paying electricity bills or credit cards, other lies they say can be very complex with a continuous storyline.

For example, a pathological liar would very likely make a false biography of themselves or even claim they had a life-threatening disease. Sometimes the person blurs the line between fact and fiction, making it seem like a true story.
For a more acute level, even the pathological liar would not feel that what he was saying was a lie and regarded the lie as a truth or a reality.

What symptoms indicate a person is a PATHOLOGICAL LABOR?

PATHOLOGICAL LOVERS can not all lie without being detected, although to detect lies they are not exactly easy.

Extremely pathological liars will be able to slip logic in between their lies, resulting in the lie to be easily trusted by those who hear it.

Experts do not classify pathological liars into a kind of aberration, but they include pathological liars into the classification of compulsive disorder, and also one of the markers of larger behavioral deviations such as Sociopath, Psychopath, Bipolar, BPD, ADHD, and Narsissistic.

The following are common features of a pathological liar:

  • Too often lie, which when people around him diligently observed it will make it easier to detect lies.
  • Glad to create a comfort zone for themselves, and to put themselves into the comfort zone they are not reluctant to lie to make up stories and even accuse others they do not like with lies.
  • Like the attention given by others, and do not hesitate to lie to get the attention.
  • Have low self-esteem so they lie to please themselves.
  • Satisfaction over the success of the lies they say outweighs the fear of being caught or exposed by others.
  • Staying in their own fantasy world that they build from the lies they say.
  • They are addicted to lying, especially if they can get what they want by lying, like gambling, drugs, or alcohol addiction.
  • Their personality varies depending on who they are dealing with.
  • They will become too defensive when asked about something that can strike their comfort zone.
  • They are also happy to be the ones who conclude in a conversation or dialogue, where they still want to be most right at the end of the discussion, however they know they are wrong.
  • Why can someone become a PATHOLOGICAL LIMIT?

    Lying is a common thing done by humans that can be triggered by shame, guilt, or to avoid a conflict.

    Pathological liars are someone who is in a constant state in which they need to continue to lie and long into habit until finally done without any clear purpose.

    Unlike the so-called Compulsive Liars who also have similar symptoms, where they lie out of habit.

    What distinguishes a compulsive liar by a pathological liar is in the case of a pathologically lying liar who they believe is already considered a reality, and there is generally a clearer goal to manipulate others to get what they want.

    Some of the factors that cause a person to be a pathological liar include:

  • Beginning in adolescence, where a teenager will start lying to get what they want or avoid the responsibilities of their parents. "Easy-to-believe / easy-to-deceive" parents will plant into the child's head that they can lie to get what they want.
  • Family and social environment has an important role in causing a child to grow into a pathological liar. In addition to trusting parents, other things like parents who like to deliver promises that never get true, often lie to the child (and caught), or friends who hypocrit will be able to cause the compulsion to lie the greater.
  • Traumatic events that will make a person create a lie in order to avoid the re-emergence of the memory of the painful trauma, and over time the lies they create will be considered a reality.
  • Opportunities to maintain or gain power possessed over others can also cause a person to continue to lie to retain or gain that power.
  • Behavioral behavior in which a person often blames others in the event of a conflict or problem, without ever reflecting on themselves. This is especially true for those who also suffer from a distortion of the type of Antisocial Personality Disorder, where the sufferer will not care if it hurts others.
  • How to treat a PATHOLOGICAL LIMIT?

    Treating or healing a pathological liar is not an easy matter. The first thing that must happen is the patient must realize and accept the fact that they are indeed pathological liars, and this is very difficult.

    How to make them conscious also can not play with accusations or play point because of their nature will be very defensive, and will even be able to destroy their confidence and their views of the world.

    The only possible approach is to ignore their lies, or to be quiet and to observe from a distance until the lie they destroy themselves, then come and approach them to explain and remind them that they are pathological liars and bring them to psychiatrist.

    This way is also not easy to do especially for family, friends, or close couples of the sufferer, and the way it also only succeeded if the patient finally wants his life changed.

    In essence, pathological liars must really want to be healed and avoid to lie again, especially in consultation with a therapist or psychiatrist.

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