Have you just had an experience with a man or woman that left your head spinning?
You tell your friends, "They were so into me at first, then things got weird, they were unreliable, they hurt me without realising it, there was so much drama, etc." It could be you dated a sociopath.
There are many reasons why some relationships can't work; different goals, sexual incompatibility, and unfaithfulness are common problems that can break up a relationship.
Sometimes, though, a relationship won't work because someone is a straight-up psychopath.
But that stage doesn't last: In an article for , clinical neuropsychologist Rhonda Freeman, Ph D, noted that psychopaths exhibit a "predictable cyclical style" of relationships: "They idealize, devalue, and then discard their partners, with no concern for the pain they leave behind." There’s nothing to argue about because he agrees with you on everything, from life goals to takeout orders. As Adelyn Birch, author of Psychopaths and Love, describes it, “psychopaths are able to so perfectly mirror you and figure out your needs and desires that they appear to be the perfect person for you.” Seems totally romantic until you realize it’s totally creepy.
This feels amazing, so of course you want it to be normal. Two non-psychopathic human beings will, once in a while, disagree and even fight. Because it's natural to have different opinions, emotions, likes, and dislikes. RELATED: 10 Subtle Signs of Bipolar Disorder Has your boo had the worst luck?
9 SIGNS YOUR PARTNER MAY BE CHEATING ON YOU Even his children’s needs come a distant second to his. Their focus is very good, and if they want you, they’re totally focused on you. Wait until they’re bored with you — their attitude will change very quickly. In fact, there can be multiple warning signs that your partner is a psychopath.Let's go over the most common behaviors associated with psychopathy. Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with Dutton, whose book looks at both the dark side and the useful traits of psychopathy.We need psychopaths in our society, Dutton tells us, to do the dirty work that no one else wants to do.