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I think part of the confusion is the behavior that she sites in the first paragraph doesn’t really fit with the example that she gave. The example is hyperbole but that doesn’t make someone a psychopath, histrionic or a narcissist. 🤣
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@meem120 wrote:

Embelish?  No matter what the circumstance  is, they always exaggerate it a little more.


I like this term that you, @meem120 , @CatsyCline , and @Imaoldhippie said. I also thought of exaggerate.

 

 

 

 I don't think this should be thought of as delusional or anything like that. It doesn't matter much to me. I would think the person just wanted me to know they worked hard.

 

 

 

 

There is an opposite too. DH understates everything. It can be pouring and he will say, "It's just a little shower"!   Smiley Wink

 

 

 

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@ThinkingOutLoud ...........One who believes and acts this way is what I call a "corner case".  Happens to be two words.

 

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It's called ad hominem argument.

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Plain and simple ,they are a liar.

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incorrigible: incapable of being corrected or amended. In context, the word usually implies that the person doesn't respond well to criticism or admit fault.

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Drama Queen....

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@Mindy D wrote:

@ThinkingOutLoud @Could you give another example and set up the circumstance surrounding the example. Right now it's hard to determine if you need the name of the behavior or if you need the name of the personality type, trait or disorder that displays it.


When they say "you always..." when that's not the case.

or "I didn't know..." when I told them just a couple hours earlier.

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@ThinkingOutLoud wrote:

@Mindy D wrote:

@ThinkingOutLoud @Could you give another example and set up the circumstance surrounding the example. Right now it's hard to determine if you need the name of the behavior or if you need the name of the personality type, trait or disorder that displays it.


When they say "you always..." when that's not the case.

or "I didn't know..." when I told them just a couple hours earlier.


@ThinkingOutLoud   Your examples are all over the place.

 

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This sounds personal and it sounds as though you are looking for us to fix a problem for you.  If you need to understand why a person says what he/she says, ask them.

 

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Trying to analyze "why" when we really do not know specifics is useless.

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Hubris is the characteristic of excessive confidence or arrogance, which leads a person to believe that they may do no wrong. The overwhelming pride caused by hubris is often considered a flaw in character.