7 signs that you are in a relationship with a pathological liar
New Delhi : Love and relationships are based on truth, honesty, trust and loyalty. There's a lot that goes into making a relationship successful and all of that comes at a cost. Relationships come with a lot of risks and a lot of drama but it is essential for us to be able to see past it and understand that our relationships can be a source of joy and happiness for us. This is why it is important for every person to nurture and maintain their relationship with their partner but sometimes some people are troubled with their own problems and just can't help but be dishonest. Lying and omitting information can do immense damage to a relationship and sometimes, it can turn a relationship toxic and put you in a never-ending and unhealthy cycle that contains a huge web of lies. But at the same time, it is important to understand if your partner is a compulsive or rather a pathological liar and spotting the signs early can save you a lot of trouble. Here are some signs that your partner is a compulsive liar.
1. The first thing to remember is that you should always trust your gut instinct. If you feel like your partner is lying to you about something, chances are that he or she is actually lying. Don't just brush it off like a random thought on your mind.
2. Notice your partner's body language when they talk to. While their mouth might be spinning a web of lies, their body just gives it away without even realising it. They may avoid eye contact or be a tab bit too confident. They might even seem closed off. Their arms might be crosses or their legs or their feet may not be pointing towards you or they may turn away or act distracted or busy while lying to you. Some people tend to fidget or sweat when they lie so keep an eye out for any physical signs.
3. When people lie, they often tend to forget the details because you are not the only one they're lying to. They may forget the lie they told you and change the details of the story and make it sound a lot different.
4. Liars will either tell you a story and be very vague about the information they give you and avoid any details that might get them in trouble or they will give far too many details and make it sound too fancy and sometimes even unbelievable.
5. If you confront a pathological or a compulsive liar, they will refuse to accept it. You can give them proof and beg them to tell you the truth but they simply won't because they are incapable of handling a confrontation with the truth. They will try to spin more lies and tell you that you're wrong or that you've been mistaken. They know the art of subtle manipulation.
6. One important thing to understand is that pathological liars are obnoxious and so are their lies and this is because they either have a low self-esteem or simply lack it. They are also the kind of people who seek validation and attention and you will probably never see it coming because they are experts at lying. Always remember that they use a little bit of truth in their stories and twist it around to mess with you.
7. Any or every confession you get out of a pathological liar is probably a lie because they are incapable of telling the truth and fear it deeply. They will simply spin a new web of lies if they get caught in a tough situation in order to get out of it. They may even try to gain your sympathy and make you buy into it.