So you think you might be dating a pathological liar? They're not trying to con you into or out of anything. He is a bullshit artist who makes it up as he goes along, and who then semi-believes his own crap. You ask him what he did last Saturday and he tells you he went to the museum; and maybe he says at the museum he saw a guy try to rob the gift shop, but he got caught by two off duty cops wearing blue hats. If he saw a suicide bomber, he'd be able to movie- kung fu him, grab the Sig Sauer and squeeze off a few rounds. Hence confabulation is associated with dementia ("when I was 18 I went to Paris with my unit and I saw... Canadian guys, I think they were Satanists, no, wait, Stalinists, yeah, that's right, and they could read my mind...")What about biological correlates? The popular stereotype of a pathological liar-- a chronic liar, deceiver, who lies to get out of things, or into things; who tries to con you into something, or control you; who cheats on you and then denies it, makes up stories about where he was-- all this is wrong. He's a tool, but he's not psychiatric."Pathological lying" is often interchanged with "pseudologia fantastica." (NB: many psychiatrists use pseudologia fantastica interchangably with confabulation-- this is also wrong, as will be described below.) Pathological lying was originally defined as complex lies which are internally consistent, that may drag on for years and-- and this is the key point-- do not have an obvious purpose or gain. Once told, they generally stick (for years)-- but it's fair to say the pathological liar doesn't know what he's going to say until he says it. "Ok, look, I'm not really in the CIA." But in his mind, he knows that if conditions were right-- if something big went down-- he could be exactly like a CIA agent, and that's close enough. Pathological lying is not "confabulation." In both cases, lies are told spontaneously and freely, without clear intent, purpose, or gain-- except that in confabulation, the reason the person lies is to fill in the deficits in his memory; he can't remember what actually happened.Having been trained to feel a blind loyalty to the ruling class of the particular piece of dirt they live on (a.k.a. It is a testament to the effectiveness of authoritarian indoctrination that literally billions of people throughout history have begged and screamed and cried in the face of authoritarian injustice and oppression, but only a tiny fraction have ever lifted a finger to actually try to STOP it.“patriotism”), and having been trained to believe that obedience is a virtue, the idea of forcibly resisting “law enforcement” is simply unthinkable to many. Even when people can recognize tyranny and oppression, they still usually talk about “working within the system”–the same system that is responsible for the tyranny and oppression.
He is not delusional, but he hovers in that half-world of the narcissist (oh, there's that tie-in), where the lies are believed until he gets caught, but then-- and this is the move that only a few can pull off-- he acknowledges that the "facts" are lies, but not the essence, the spirit. If aliens actually did come and attack us, he knows he would actually be able to fly a spaceship.” Keep in mind, the evils of those regimes were committed in the name of “law enforcement.” And as much as the statement may make people cringe, the history of the human race would have been a lot LESS gruesome if there had been a lot MORE “cop-killers” around to deal with the state mercenaries of those regimes.People don’t mind when you point out the tyranny that has happened in other countries, but most have a hard time viewing their OWN “country,” their OWN “government,” and their OWN “law enforcers,” in any sort of objective way. You must post your business plan here on my blog where I expect other people can and will comment on it. If its a good idea and worth funding, we want it replicated elsewhere. I make no promises that if your business is profitable, that I will invest more money. If you do get money, it goes into a bank that I specify, and I have the ability to watch the funds flow and the opportunity to require that I cosign any outflows. In your business plan , make sure to specify how much equity I will receive or how I will get a return on my money. No mult-level marketing programs (added 2/10/09 1pm) Im sure I will come up with more rules as I see what comes along, if anything.I will invest money in businesses presented here on this blog. Thats the only way to get and stay profitable in such a short period of time. If nothing comes along that I think is viable, thats the way it goes.There is very limited data on the success rates of ACN Independent Representatives.Most people are told from the start that less than one in 100 are successful in the business.Its easy to write about what the government or other people should do with our/their money. Businesses that just needed a jump start to get the ball rolling and create jobs. If you come up with the idea and get funding, you have a head start. You must demonstrate as part of your plan that you sell your product or service for more than what it costs you to produce, fully encumbered 7. I will make no promises that I will be available to offer help. There will be a standard agreement, you can take it or leave it.It’s harder to come up with a course of action that I can undertake on my own that possibly, somehow could make a difference. Im a big believer that entrepreneurs will lead us out of this mess. If you execute better than others, you could possibly make money at it. Once I have done the standard agreement, I will post it here for all to see. Maybe it leads to great things, maybe it leads to nothing. Im not going to claim a minimum or maximum amount or total I will invest.In addition, the participants are introduced to positive male role models who are leaders in various areas, including business, their communities, entertainment and the military.Since 2009 thousands of applications have been received for consideration and hundreds of young men from single female-headed households have participated in the Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men.