Sometimes, the person we are dating doesn’t seem like the person they really are; worse, we might not even realize it. It might seem like something is wrong with us, but that isn’t the case. Sometimes, people are manipulative and try to cover it up by seeming like they aren’t controlling or abusive when they are. Here are 10 warning signs to look out for when you’re dating someone that you suspect might be a psychopath
10. )Lack of Empathy:
One of the most common signs of being in an abusive or toxic relationship with someone who is a psychopath is that the abuser lacks empathy. The abuser may not care about how their actions affect you, or they may be able to mirror your emotions back at you so well that it’s hard for you to tell if they feel anything. For this type of abuser to form any emotional connection with others, they have to manipulate and fake feelings, which can lead them to act impulsively and irrationally.
They are also unable to see things from your point of view, which makes it difficult for them to understand why you would react negatively toward something they did. They’ll assume that it must be because there’s something wrong with you and not with them. You will constantly try to convince yourself that they’re just having a bad day or bad mood, but over time, it becomes evident that this person has no interest in empathizing with you.
9. Grandiose Sense of Self: Another big sign that you’re dating a psychopath is if they believe themselves smarter than everyone else and capable of doing anything without any help. They might even show off what they can do or brag excessively about themselves without giving anyone else credit. When dealing with these types of people, it’s best to steer clear of arguments because as soon as somebody disagrees with them or refuses to go along with what they want, all bets are off. If you’ve been spending time with someone like this, pay close attention to what they say when arguing with somebody else.
8. Jealousy & Control:
It is common for psychopaths to become jealous and controlling. They want to know where you are at all times, who you’re talking to, and what you’re doing, and they won’t let you have any independence. This is a toxic situation that can result in violence or abuse. The worst part about this type of jealousy is that it seems to come out of nowhere. You could be going along thinking everything is great, then suddenly, your partner becomes insanely angry and accuses you of things. If someone keeps telling you what to do, criticizes everything, or controls how much time you spend with other people, then there’s a good chance that they’re trying to keep control over you.
7. Aggressive & Dominant:
Psychopaths are aggressive and domineering, and they like to exert their dominance over other people. This shows up in many different ways. For example, they might give orders without being asked, bully, or boss people around. They also tend to like being the center of attention, seeking out leadership roles or positions of power.
6. The Us vs. Them Mentality
One of the most common qualities in a psychopath is that they have an us against them mentality. They do not care who they step on or harm to get what they want. There is no remorse for any pain or damage inflicted along the way. This type of person tends to be very selfish and unfeeling. They only think about themselves and their needs without considering anybody else. They are cutthroat individuals who are solely concerned with their desires and ambitions, often showing little empathy for those who work with them or those who stand in their way.
5. There’s No Conscience:
Psychopaths are defined as having a severe lack of conscience. They have no moral code and no ability to feel guilt or shame. Their actions are purely based on personal gain, and they have no qualms about harming or hurting people in order to achieve what they want.
4. Blaming Others for Their Actions:
There’s a very noticeable pattern among psychopathic behavior: the person never accepts any blame for their actions. Even if caught in the act, they’ll still deny any wrongdoing and instead blame somebody or something else. They’re excellent at using the right words to make you believe they’re the victim. And they’ll even go as far as to try to convince you that they’re the one who has been wronged.
3. They’re Insincere:
They seem to be nice, warm, and sociable when they first meet you. They have charming personality that draws you in and makes you trust them. However, the longer the relationship goes on, the more likely it is that their true colors will show through. You’ll find that these people are dishonest, unkind, coldhearted, and conniving.
2. They’ll Use Sex to Get What They Want:
Psychopaths are all about getting what they want, and sex is a big way that they can do this. They may use their sexual prowess to charm you and make you think they have your best interests at heart. Also, they might tell you what you want to hear in order to get their way or put on an elaborate display of affection or attention just to get closer to you. They want to take advantage of you and manipulate you in any way possible. Psychopaths don’t have feelings for others, so they’ll use whatever they need to to get what they want. This includes sex, money, or power.
1. They Think Nothing of Lying or Stealing:
Psychopaths have no morals and no sense of values. They will lie to you, steal from you, and trick you in any way they can. This is another sign that should ring alarm bells because it means that they are manipulative, self-serving, and dangerous. Once they know what they want, they’ll do anything to get it, including lying and deceiving.
These traits should serve as warning signs for anyone dating a potential psychopath. If you notice someone exhibiting many of these qualities, then it would be wise to avoid them or limit contact until they change their ways.