One of the books by author Mitchell Gross was called Circle of Lies. A story in Atlanta Magazine tells how Gross also “has been—or has claimed to be—an attorney, an author, a neuropsychologist, a secret agent, a Hollywood deal maker, a businessman, and a champion fencer.” He’s also bamboozled people out of at least six million dollars.
I’ve known several sociopaths. Not the killer kind, just the kind that mess up other people’s lives, big time. One hallmark is that they always have amazingly cool stories about things they have accomplished. It may take you years to figure out that they are just stories.