Omg know a few that fit this description perfectly! People may lie to get what they want or to evade responsibility, but lying is also a method of manufacturing and upholding a sense of superiority. See also: The Skilled Liar, Liars, 14 Psychopathic.
Manipulative people latch on to empathetic targets and exploit their innate qualities. They find people who are easy-going, gentle and kind - who avoid conflict and seek to make others happy. The Problem: They reciprocate none of these things.