Pinocchio Was a Bad Motivational Speaker

Truth 1

I continue to maintain that the one immutable truth about a psychopath (sociopath, malignant narcissist, pick your favorite label), is that they all tell lies.  Other characteristics identified by experts and victims may be present to some degree or not at all, but they all always lie.  Now, occasionally, rarely?, they will admit they lie and boast about it — but still continue to do it.  I think back on my time with my psychopath, and there was a very telling moment when she was about to tell a lie.  I knew she was going to lie, because she was attempting to help me get reduced airfare back from the States to England using the pretext of my mother’s death.  I had not asked her to lie, nor did I condone it.  I was just fretting about the cost of the airfare.  I was busy thinking other thoughts, having other worries, and so I watched incredulously as she prepared to telephone the airline.  Her telling remark to me was, “Let me work my magic.”

I would like to write a post about exposing the lies of a psychopath, the dangers and rewards thereof.  I already know what they do when they are exposed:  they laugh at your tears, they gloat over duping you, they have their minions line up to circle the wagon, they tell even bigger lies, they make threats — idle or real, stomp their feet and throw temper tantrums, pull another pity card out of the deck, they lash out with the equivalent of a nuclear bomb, etc.  All of this I’ve experienced in midstream, but I can’t write the post about exposing my psychopath until the final chapter is written.  Stay tuned.  Some psychopaths do eventually get exposed in such a way that their Plan B doesn’t work.  Ted Bundy got his lethal cocktail in the end…

So in the meanwhile, a small, meandering smorgasbord of stuff to do with honesty and truth vs lies….

Truth 2

Truth is generally the best vindication against slander. ~ Abraham Lincoln

A half Truth is a whole lie. ~ Yiddish Proverb

There is no such thing as an inconsequential lie. ~ Gary King

With lies you may get ahead in the world – but you can never go back. ~ Russian proverb

A lie has speed, but Truth has endurance ~ Edgar J. Mohn

A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future. ~ unknown author

Truth allows you to live with integrity. Everything you do and say shows the world who you really are. Let it be the Truth. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Truth 3

This above all; to thine own self be true. ~ William Shakespeare

There’s one way to find out if a man is honest ~ ask him. If he says, “Yes,” you know he is a crook. ~ Groucho Marx

Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed. ~ Proverbs 12:19

How many times do you get to lie before you are a liar? ~ Michael Josephson

Lie to a liar, for lies are his coin; Steal from a thief, for that is easy; lay a trap for a trickster and catch him at first attempt, but beware of an honest man. ~ Arab proverb

I’d rather not have anything than be a liar. ~ Alicia Keys

A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood. ~ William Shenstone


I really hate to promote a corporation, but there’s an advertisement currently running on American TV that I find both humorous and fitting:


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2 Responses to Pinocchio Was a Bad Motivational Speaker

  1. Tela says:

    OMG~ she said ‘let me work my magic’ which equated to ‘let the lies spill out of my mouth’. Sad thing is, as soon as she said those words you were already aware of what she was doing. I just cannot comprehend, ever, how they lie so easily, so fluidly, and without any conscious thought. Mind blowing comes to mind! 😉

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  2. DogDharma says:

    Verbatim quote, yes indeed. They know how to finesse and schmooze, and they know what works for each person they are targeting. Mind-blowing, mind-boggling. Flutter their eyelashes in just the right way and they can make an astrophysicist believe something a kindergartener would scoff at, and vice versa. The more outrageous the lie they can get away with, the bigger they laugh.


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