Isn't Kate afraid of heights? More proof that Kate is a
Identifying a Pathological Liar
Pathological liars, or "mythomaniacs," may be suffering from histrionic personality disorder or narcissistic personality disorder. The following comments basically reflect a pathological liar who has the characteristics of histrionic personality disorder.
1. Exaggerates things that are ridiculous.
- Farm to Table Episode: Kate takes the kids to the park and says, "I would be playing with them if it wasn't 900 million degrees outside. Just an excuse to not "play" with her kids.
2. One-upping. Whatever you do, this person can do it better. You will never top them in their own mind, because they have a concerted need to be better than everyone else. This also applies to being right. If you try to confront an individual like this, no matter how lovingly and well-intentioned you might be - this will probably not be effective. It's threatening their fantasy of themselves, so they would rather argue with you and bring out the sharp knives than admit that there's anything wrong with them.
- Farm to Table Episode: Henry tells Kate that he has a new baby. Instead of congratulating him, she goes, "Only 7? I have 8 kids count em, 8 kids. That's more than you. That means I'm better.
3. They "construct" a reality around themselves. They don't value the truth, especially if they don't see it as hurting anyone. If you call them on a lie and they are backed into a corner, they will act very defensively and say ugly things (most likely but depends on personality), but they may eventually start to act like, "Well, what's the difference? You're making a big deal out of nothing!" (again, to refocus the conversation to your wrongdoing instead of theirs).
- She's a star, people worship her, her Vocabulary is perfect, she has 8 kids, she's the best mother and author the world has ever witnessed. Her kids have to dress in matching outfits. They must never get dirty etc. etc.
4. Because these people don't value honesty, a lot of times they will not value loyalty. So watch what you tell them. They will not only tell others, but they will embellish to make you look worse. Their loyalty is fleeting, and because they are insecure people, they will find solace in confiding to whomever is in their favor at the moment.
- How many sitters and nannies she she gone through? How many times did she treat Jon like she is better than him? How many times did she bash Jon on TV?
5. They may be somewhat of a hypochondriac. This can come in especially useful when caught in a lie, for example, they can claim that they have been sick, or that there's some mysteriously "illness" that has them all stressed out. It's another excuse tool for their behavior.
- Since the media has never asked Kate any real questions, Kate has never had to defend herself. Besides saying "I doe it for my kids", or "the reason why I sucked was because I have 8 kids".
- She likes to "pretend" to eat healthy. She tells the world that she's all for "Organic foods", and that she prides herself because her kids don't know what Doritos are. She also makes the claim that she suffers from PCOS..
6. Obviously, they will contradict what they say. This will become very clear over time. They usually aren't smart enough to keep track of so many lies (who would be?).
- Kate on several occasions stated that she was afraid of heights. She refused to climb up the mountain with Jon, Cara and Mady. Kate refused to walk up the light house. And in the "green" episode, Kate overreacted when the construction worker took Kate up a lift because she was afraid of heights.
FUNNY! Because tonight, Kate was "flying" on DWTS.... What happened to Being afraid of heights?