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Do narcissists' body language indicate when they're lying?

Sam Vaknin is the author of "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited" and 8 other books about personality disorders and abuse in relationships with narcissists and psychopaths. He is the owner and moderator of support forums and the first person to have written about the Narcissistic Personality disorder (NPD) online (in 1997). He invented many of the terms currently used to describe the disorder and its effects on family, the workplace, and in various professions.

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Do narcissists' body language indicate when they're lying?

Postby anybody » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:55 pm

I'm wondering if reading body language in relation to lie-telling is of any value when applied to a narcissist. Would a narcissist's body language betray the fact that they were lying, or do they convince themselves of the veracity of their manufactured reality so completely that their body behaves as if they were telling the truth? And even if not, do their 'tells' tend to differ markedly from non-narcissists?
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Re: Do narcissists' body language indicate when they're lyin

Postby samvaknin » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:18 pm

Narcissists and psychopaths end up believing their own lies and confabulation and have been known to fool polygraph tests. Experts say that the tells are the same, but much more rare and random with narcissists and psychopaths:

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