Hello Libya Forum Friends,

Ever wonder about Gadhafi's incessant lying?

Some people have called Gadhafi delusional because of his pathological lying--but is he really delusional --or psychopathic?

Psychopaths are never delusional.

Psychopaths lie for instrumental gain --they lie whenever it benefits them, when it is necessary to cheat, to deceive, to con, to manipulate.

Psychopaths enjoy lying, especially to dupe someone who should be more intelligent.

This is called "duping delight."

Gadhafi now holding press conferences to deny his criminality (much as Stalin did to dupe Western intellectuals and journalists about his monstrous Bolshevik genocides.)

Isn't Gadhafi engaged in "duping delight"?

To learn more about psychopaths, like Gadhafi, see


Hare Psychopathy Checklist