1. They reek of glibness and superficial charm.
If a guy comes across as too good to be true, he probably is. Psychopaths are GREAT at preying on the emotionally needy, whether they be men or women. For women reading: If he’s EVERYTHING you’ve ever looked for in a man, run. Those guys don’t really exist. Same for guys.
2. Has a grandiose sense of self worth.
Is he/she kind of full of himself or always talking about how they’re “Better” than those around them?
3. Pathological lying
Do they lie easily and convincingly? If caught in a lie do they just segue smoothly into ANOTHER lie or make you feel like you’re the one who’s wrong?
4. Extremely cunning and manipulative.
Psychopaths see other people as about as useful as your average chair.
5. Total lack of remorse or guilt.
6. Shallow Affect
Very little genuine emotion. Laughter seems forced. Prone to anger in short bursts.
Doesn’t seem to care about others at all. Able to kick a puppy in the face and then complain about stubbing his toe.
8. Unable to respect responsibility for his / her own actions.
9. Hyper-ADHD and a need for stimulation at all times.
10. Extremely promiscuous.
Just because somebody is promiscuous doesn’t mean they’re a psychopath, but all psychopaths are a certain kind of trampy.
11. Parasitic Lifestyle
Do they constantly find ways for YOU to pay for everything? Do they always have an excuse not to pony up money? Do they live off their long-suffering parents?
12. Lack of realistic long term goals
Always looking for “the big break,” or becoming a big movie star when they can’t even hold down a position.
And, well, there’s more but you probably get the idea.
Now, if you’re in a relationship with a psychopath you might not be able to see what’s really going on (because psychopaths are so damned charming.)
So you should ask your friends, your family and the person’s enemies.
And if they ARE a psychopath? (Or even if they’re NOT a psychopath but are obviously just using you?)
You need to get the hell out as quickly as possible!
Because a psychopath is never going to love you. Is never going to care for you. Is never going to change.
Which might be why so many women are attracted to psychopaths (Ted Bundy got love letters until the day he was executed); because they’re charming and glib and attractive and women fall into the trap of thinking they can “change him” if he just got the love of a good woman.
But this kind of person (and again, it’s 1% of the population – a lot of men and women) aren’t able to feel actual affection or love for you any more than they could “Love” a ball.
Of course, there are millions and millions of actual GOOD men and women out there for you . . . folks who have actual emotions and are looking for something real.
Just be careful and watch for the red flags…
Blunt, funny and always honest, Michael Fiore is an internationally known expert on how to have great relationships in the modern world. In 2011, Michael appeared on “The Rachael Ray” show with his popular Text The Romance Back Program (Rachael said he gave her “chills”).
Since then Michael has given women X-Ray vision into men’s minds with hisThe Secret Survey: What Men Desperately Want You To Know But Will Never Tell You program, and taught thousands how to get their exes back with Text Your Ex Back.
Michael lives in Seattle, WA with his (amazing) wife and is currently hard at work on his next shocking, straightforward and really, really useful program.
Source: Digital Romance Inc.