@chouette: I had a friend that was almost exactly like yours, and somehow only a few of us could see it. As a psych major, I’m almost certain she had narcissitic personality disorder. She always had to be the center of attention and always had to “one up” everyone. Her stories were just illogical and ill-conceived most of the time. On top of that, she was always claiming that all of these men were falling in love with her, fawning over her, etc.. when in reality, I would talk to them about it and they hardly knew her/thought she was crazy.
A few examples of her craziness:
-Talking about getting my foot ran over by a vehicle, she responds with, “I had an emotionally abusive boyfriend too once. He ran over my head and chest with a car. I have a huge scar going from my chest to my belly button from the surgery.” Ummm.. okay. First of all, I think she would most likely be dead or at least severely injured from this accident. Second, no one else has ever heard of this happening, even friends that have known her for years. I’ve seen her in next to nothing and you guessed it.. no scar.
-She claimed for 2 years while she was living in the same city as us that she had a boyfriend she had been dating for several years and was extremely serious with. His facebook profile looked suspiciously fake and her calls and texts supposedly from him seemed off. We found out that he was in fact a real person when one of our mutual friends ran into him in another town. However, he had only met her a few times and they never dated. The facebook profile was not his, and he had never called or texted her, but he did say that she was obsessed with him.
-A year after the first boyfriend incident, she moved to another town and came back for a visit. She claimed to have a new boyfriend that was a firefighter from Canada and was even in a Canadian magazine that had firemen for each month. She showed us a picture of him and claimed that they had been together a few months and he was going to propose in a few months. So we asked how they met, and she said that he was in town (in North Dakota) on business…….. isn’t a fireman’s business to, ya know, stay in the town he works in and fight fires? I’ve never heard of an international fireman convention in the great state of ND, but if there is one.. hell, I’m in!
-These are just a few examples, there are many more. They just never add up. Anytime someone tells a story, she has a bigger and better one. If one of our friends caught a tournament-winning fish, she caught a world record-setting marlin off the coast of Montana… if you get what I’m saying (yes, I know there is no coast in Montana.. that’s the point!).