In your life, you might have confronted a psychopath, sociopath, or a narcissist without you knowing because they have conspicuous characteristics. To understand these people, you need to undo what the television has taught us. They are neither deranged or imprisoned murderers. They are your friends, ex, coworker, or family member that make your brain hurt. These are the 7 signs to identify a psychopath:
They are charming
Charm never goes hand in hand with confidence or arrogance as most people assume. The charm of a psychopath is specifically suited for their target. They are experts at making their chosen target feel special. They are shape shifting chameleons who constantly rearrange their personalities depending on your individual needs.
They try to manufacture negative reactions
These people intentionally cause chaos and then sit back and play innocent. They later blame you for reacting. They will provoke you to play with your feelings, but later pull out and tell you that they will not have that discussion with you anymore. If that happens in the workplace, then they will manufacture some reactions in a calculated way so that they will turn against you and tarnish your credibility.
They always lie with no clear motive
Psychopaths always lie even when there is no need to lie. It is hard for you to question this lies when they use them because if you do, they will turn it on you and claim that you are overemphasizing everything. It is better to keep off your communication with them.
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They don’t feel any guilt or shame
If you do what these people do, it is always clear that you will feel intense or ashamed, but with them, it is not the case because they seem to enjoy it. The astonishing thing is that they know that their behavior hurts others, and that’s why they do it. Don’t ditch yourself into an emotional black hole if such a person is around you, stay away.
They change allegiances without a second thought
They don’t value anybody and will replace you with a split of a second. You might have had a connection of trust and excitement with them, but you will realize that they can bond with anyone easily. But they will keep on shifting poles from one person to another and report that you are just crazy.
They turn people against each other
Psychopaths always make people collide and dislike each other over petty issues. You will find yourself disliking the person instantly when they appear in front of you. They want people to be distracted and be in constant competition for their attention. So they always feel in high demand always.
They trigger your cognitive dissonance
You will always doubt yourself when you start relationships with such people. Your mind will always struggle to register him/her as the perfect person, but his/her behavior will put you off. That is because that perfect person never existed.