Compulsive lying can be common in people with Borderline Personality Disorder because people with BPD are often very afraid of abandonment and. Pathological lying (PL) has been defined by the Psychiatric Times as a “long history (maybe lifelong history) of frequent and repeated lying for. Pathological lying (PL) is a controversial topic. There is, as yet, no consensus in the psychiatric community on its definition, although there is. When we are alone, he tells me the same stories over and over again. She will not seek help, as she still refuses to acknowledge she even lies. Jessica on September 29, at 3: And with disastrous effects. He somehow still gets to go to the VA for treatment, vet refuses to tell mental health officials what is truly going on with him. I pretended that my best friends kids were my kids and went with that. Oscar Wilde said that women who tell the truth about their ages are utterly untrustworthy, that a woman who would tell the truth about that would tell anyone anything. Therapy can be beneficial to the sufferer if they will admit that there is an actual problem. Psychiatric Times, 25 7 , 67— If he likes you he can do anything for you. In antisocial personality disorder , there is a pervasive pattern of disregard or the rights of others, and with this, the person with this disorder will often lie to get what they wish — usually money, sex or power. When I say a weak Wormtongue, I mean a very bad liar. She acted despicably over serious legal issues but somehow I ended up the bad guy. I have such low self esteem about myself.