2. Lying brings pleasure to them
Often people lie under extreme pressure to hide shame or a wrong act. But psychopathic is accompanied by shallow pleasure. This is explained by “Duper’s Delight” which describes why psychopaths lie even lying is not at all necessary or telling the truth would be better. Psychopaths add a great deal of details to their lies to make them more real. They enjoy creating a false reality and lead others to believe their story. It gives them the joy that they have gained control over the others so much so they believe in his lies. It fulfills their need for sick entertainment.
3. Lying is an effortless act and can sound truer than reality
Lying is a game for them, and a source of fun and entertainment. This is because they are bereft of emotions that normal human being possess. They are hollow inside and have no purpose in life. They have no mercy or empathy, and they not a hint of shame or regret that must result from such type of behavior. In the absence of any subtle emotions they are capable of lying
effortlessly. They can look directly into the eyes of their victim and lie quickly and with zero guilt. If caught, they can easily deny that they ever lied and behave in such a manner that people are led to believe their falsehood. Many of these people would never care to apologize, but many would do that frequently. Their apologies are never, real but another lie, but still they can come across as sincere.
4. Lying is an effective tool that helps them play victim
All psychopaths know the in and out of their target. They know what they need to convince and draw sympathy from their victims. Exploiting people who are helpful and kind hearted is their habit. They are masters in the art of deception. Their lies are often smeared with truth which enables them to weave a mesh of lies that appear true to the victim. They always have complex problems and ailments, “crazy”exes, thefts, car accidents and many more situations. All these are intended to make others pity on their situation.
They can generate endless sob stories to entrap others in their vicious games. Their ability to lie effortlessly and confidently makes them extremely convincing that so many tragedies cannot take place in one person’s life and that too on daily basis. This further leads to more opportunities for exploitation and lying.
Martha Stout’s telling quote from above, “Deceit is the linchpin of conscienceless behavior,” can be explained as: Lying is in the core of a psychopathic personality. It is inseparable from different types of psychopathic behavior. It is completely rooted into the psychopathic thought process and their actions. Compulsive, pathological lying is the complete opposite of normal. Pathological lying is the typical characteristic of psychopathic personality disorder.