Why Is Pretty Little Liars A Pathological Liar

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Pretty Little Liars: A’s Final Revelation Pretty Little Liars has been all the rave for females since 2010, people have eagerly waited for Tuesday’s at 8 o’clock just to see who in the world the mysterious “A” was that is haunting Aria, Hannah, Spencer, and Emily. The first revealed “A” was a mysterious leading character Mona Vanderwaal who suffered from personality disorders, or at least says the psychologist that Mona is seeing throughout the show; however I believe she could also suffer from an anxiety disorder due to Alison Dilaurentis that is revealed later in the show. Lastly, I believe that the victim and the devil of the show, Alison, suffers from being a pathological liar and D.I.D (dissociative disorder) The particular personality …show more content…
Mona was deeply afraid of losing practically her only friend, so she created an alter ego known as “A”, who was seemingly evil and out to ruin most of the girl’s lives. This is a major sign of fear of abandonment, but it doesn’t end here because shortly after attacking the girls Mona tries to make Hannah feel bad for reuniting with her old friends. Manipulating her by crying and telling Hannah that she is a selfish, worthless friend. After manipulating Hannah to go back to focusing on her, you can tell that she bounces back to her normal self and does not act like a total nut case anymore. As the show goes on, Mona or “A”, begins to become more impulsive and …show more content…
Pathological liars or compulsive lying is very popular within personality disorders, though I am not sure Alison fits any of the exact characteristics of the disorders we learned about. Alison compulsively lies to get out of all of her issues which leads to her fearing that those of her around her are also lying to her, hence filling the symptoms of typical pathological liars. For example, when Alison comes back to Rosewood she cannot even tell the truth about where she has truly been when the cops asked, causing a web of lies for her and her friends. This causes Mona to spiral out into an anxiety attack because she fears her “cult” will go against her falling into the pity story that Alison has cooked up. It’s crazy that one person can lie so easily, but it is scary that Alison’s lies become truth to her. She begins to live in her stories and even feel as if what she tells people is real. Which is where the dissociative identity disorder within Alison comes to play; she has had to live so many lives throughout her escape from Rosewood that she doesn’t know how to truly be

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