Saturday, February 13, 2010


"If one understands the world from the standpoint of the liar, then the purposeless lie has a purpose. By lying, the individual builds up his opinion of himself as special, as unique, as having power over others because he can pull the wool over their eyes and make fools of the...m. Lying becomes a way of life for several reasons. One is that the liar has a great deal to conceal so he does not get into trouble. Then, once caught, he lies to find a way out. Third, even in seemingly trivial matters, he is determined to gain the upper hand. He can look you in the eye and lead you to believe you are hearing the truth."

- Stanton E. Samenow, Ph.D.
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  1. Interesting. I think lying is pathetic and sad. I never thought too much about the standpoint of the liar.

  2. I never thought about it from that perspective. It is a pathology.