5 Ways To Spot A Psychopath.

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1. They’re extremely charming.

Psychopaths are almost always well-liked. They come across as delightful people who are great at making small talk. Their quick wit tends to draw people to them.

They usually have interesting stories as well. Their convincing tales portray them in a favorable, yet believable light. People walk away from conversations with a psychopath feeling pretty good.

2. They don’t experience any remorse.

A lack of guilt might be the first red flag that signals someone might be a psychopath. Psychopaths don’t accept any responsibility for hurting other people’s feelings. Instead, they blame other people and deny any responsibility.

A psychopath may say someone “deserved” to be treated poorly. Or, they may shrug off reports that they offended someone by saying things like, “Well, she just needs to be less sensitive” or “Oh, well, guess she can’t handle the truth.” They aren’t capable of feeling any genuine remorse.

3. They’re really arrogant.

Psychopaths have an inflated sense of importance. Much like narcissists, they think the usual laws and rules don’t apply to them.

They also tend to have grandiose ideas about their potential. They believe they deserve to be the CEO or they’re convinced they’re the best at everything they do.

4. They take big risks.

Psychopaths have little regard for safety issues, especially other people’s safety. They often lie, cheat, and steal to get ahead. Their behavior can be very toxic. While not all psychopaths engage in illegal activity, those who do plan their crimes well in advance. Their misconduct is usually well-organized, and they leave few clues behind. Psychopaths tend to be very intelligent, which makes them great con artists.

5. They’re master manipulators.

They don’t experience genuine emotions toward others. But they can mimic other people’s emotions, and often they come across as very genuine. As a result, their loved ones often have no idea they’re incapable of truly caring for other people.

Psychopaths are really good at manipulating other people’s emotions. They flatter others in a subtle yet effective manner, and before long they persuade others to do things they wouldn’t normally do. They also use guilt trips or gain sympathy to get their needs met.

 

Published by Amy

Psychology Graduate and Mental Health Coach, I offer support services for adults living with mental health issues. Understanding your struggles is the first step towards healing.

11 thoughts on “5 Ways To Spot A Psychopath.

    1. Spiritedsoul you might want to take a look into Malignant Narcissist, as these people share traits similar to a psychopath. They are sadistic and have little to no empathy, a similar trait of a psychopath. Narcissism, psychopathy and machiavellianism are part of the Dark Triads. I will have to do a blog on the Dark Triads soon. Thanks so much for your comment

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      1. I just read it, its really good work it describes Narcissists well. Malignant Narcissists do find pleasure hurting others and do not care.

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      2. You’re welcome spiritedsoul. You should feel proud, I can see a lot of feelings and thoughts went into it, which is good that makes it even more interesting.

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