A pathological liar is someone who engages in telling lies all the time, even when there's no good reason to do so. Some people have a tendency or habit of making up non-stop stories and it becomes regular thing, making it challenging for others to trust them.
Pathological lying is a multifaceted phenomenon involving various factors such as motivation, frequency, and psychological aspects. In the initial development of the Deenz Pathological Lying scale, it was understood that the characteristics and motivations behind lying can be complex and multifaceted. The primary aim behind the development was to measure tendencies towards seven possible facets: Occasional lying, Compulsiveness, Mythomaniacs, Impulsivity, Narcissistic tendencies, Manipulation, and Defensive lying. After evaluating these facets, the overall score serves as a key factor in measuring the inclination towards engaging in pathological lying.
The purpose of the Deenz Pathological Lying scale is to assess these facets or dimensions that may shape, influence, and impact an individual's overall well-being. Based on 21 statements and a 10-point scale, participants are asked to indicate their agreement for each statement.
Pathological liar test is the computerized version of Deenz Pathological Lying Scale, provided in the form of quiz, designed to measure inclination towards behaviors which may impact individuals social wellbeing. Participation in this quiz is complete anonymous and no data is collected for research purposes.