PSYCHOPATHS LIE A LOT
Unlike pathological liars, who lie without motivation and sometimes without need, a psychopath’s lies are more goal-directed. They typically use conning and manipulation for their own gain. ‘It’s more about getting something from somebody else,’ says Schug. ‘Tricking somebody out of their stuff or into an emotional connection.’ This could be used to get a promotion at work, build a relationship, or control a romantic partner.