There is a simple explanation for why (at least one of the reasons, there are others) that narcissists* lie
1 – They want X – something that is “bad” because
- It is selfish
- It is immoral
- They need to hurt others to get it
2 – They also want respect, praise, and exaltation from men
The only way that they can get both #1 and #2 at the same time is to deceive or lie to others about #1. They need to lie in order to conceal their selfish or evil goals and motives – and the actions that they may take to achieve them.