The Pardu

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

There Is A Name for Trump's Lies

As we as citizens of United States live through what can only be described as a social and political abyss shepherded by a political party devoted to political administration for the top 10 percent income earners, and who's celebrity facilitates an unwavering sycophancy among millions, Trump's mental state draws questions.

The big news today centers around the GOP health care repeal in the US Senate and Trump's admission that he has no tapes to back up his attempt to obstruct former FBI directors Comey's quest for answers regarding Russian hacking of the 2016 elections. Yet, there is another area of scrutiny which is starting to wear on some who voted for Trump.  Trump's lies are becoming increasingly zany, ridiculous and far too frequent. 

We have an occupant of the Oval Office, who is so shallow and diminutive of character he is becoming a dangerous player across the globe. Global leaders are surely watching and listening with a great deal of disbelief.  They are witnessing an incompetent national leader, they are witnessing a world leading nation run lead by a person with serious psychological issues. Trump is literally incapable of avoiding the lie and he seems totally out of his element in not realizing his lies are only soaking into the minds of his base. Let's spend a couple of minutes with highlights from Trump's last evening campaign event in Iowa.

    How is the administration going to deal with the reality anyone across the globe who owns a television set knows by now), Trump's first thoughts generate various degrees of lies before there is any level of truth? He is a man who one should consider anything from his mouth a lie in order to maintain one's own grasp of reality. In much simpler terms, start with recognizing what you are hearing is not the truth, and as he talks seek what seems any vestige of truth. 

    First thought lies is a serious problem. The problem is exacerbated when the person has a position to do great harm to world stability and significant social destruction in the United States.

    Pseudologia Fantastica and Mythomania

    Pathological lying (also called pseudologia fantastica and mythomania) is a behavior of habitual or compulsive lying. It was first described in the medical literature in 1891 by Anton Delbrueck.

    Compulsive Lying vs. Pathological Lying

    The terms “compulsive lying” and “pathological lying” are often used interchangeably. Though medical literature currently does not differentiate between these terms, there are professionals within the mental health community who believe subtle differences do exist between the two conditions.
    Most experts identify compulsive lying as the habit of lying uncontrollably. People with this condition may simply be more comfortable telling lies than telling the truth. They may lie repeatedly about important as well as unimportant matters. Those who lie compulsively may be affected by low self-esteem. Some therapists believe individuals may develop this habit as a result of living in an environment where the practice of deception is an advantage. Further, many who lie compulsively often have no ulterior motive for lying and tell lies that result in personal damage. Even after their falsehoods have been exposed, people who lie compulsively may still have difficulty admitting the truth.
    A number of therapists believe pathological lying falls under the rubric of compulsive lying. While a person with either of these conditions may fabricate events and facts repeatedly, only those who lie pathologically are thought to operate with a clear motive in mind. They may lie to gain personal attention—to appear more admirable or more helpless than they actually are. Even self-harming lies may provide some form of internal gratification.
    People who lie pathologically may exaggerate the truth or mix falsehoods with the truth in order to make their lies more credible. As such, they are often considered to be more manipulative than a person who lies compulsively. They are also thought to be more likely to believe the fantasies they create than are those who lie compulsively.
    Compulsive lying may be a symptom of:

    We will just leave that there.

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