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Six Obstacles to a Successful Relationship With a Psychopath
“The vast symptoms of this condition include traits such as:
lack of or minimal empathy
a tendency toward boredom
Excellent article on how the Psychopath plays his game and why it is so hard to recover from a Psychopathic relationship.
“At the beginning of the relationship, during the honeymoon phase, the psychopath is very suffocating in his apparent ‘neediness’ of his target. He makes her to believe that he is protective and ‘jealous’ of anyone who dares to get near her. This appearance of ‘need’ and spending so much ‘smothering’ time with the new victim is about control. It is about power.”
10 Surprising Traits Men Who Cheat Have in Common.
“1. He’s secretive, especially about his phone. He’s on it more often (and often outside), he ignores calls, he changes his passcode frequently or he suddenly starts leaving it in the office or car.”
“2. He’s no mama’s boy. ‘Watch out for a man who’s angry at his mom,’…If he lies or speaks unkindly to her, they have a dysfunctional relationship…Men who disrespect their moms tend to disrespect their wives too.”
Interesting narcissistic and psychopathic traits in Traits of a Serial Cheater
“Behavioral baseline & past actions: People’s past actions usually dictate future behavior.”
“High sensation seeker/loves adrenaline driven situations: He loves jumping out of planes, he dreams about racing fast cars, he is saving money for a solo expedition up Mt. Everest.”
“Sociopathic attitudes: Constant disregard for rules; lacks guilt and remorse when caught doing something harmful. He appears to lack a conscience in all of his social dealings.”
“Narcissism: This person displays pathological selfishness, an extreme sense of entitlement, and he is always looking for new sources (people) to feed his ego. His needs are paramount and everyone else exists just to fill them. In fact, in his mind, only his needs are real and he cannot comprehend that others have needs apart from his own.”
“Sociopathy, while severely the less understood of the two disorders, can be congenital or acquired. Psychopathy, meanwhile, is generally considered a confluence of genetic and chemical imbalances.”
“Psychopaths lack the proper neurological frameworks to develop a sense of ethics and morality. Sociopaths interact with their social worlds in a meaningful way, but their moral compasses needed a massive tune-up yesterday.”
Psychopaths v. Sociopaths …what’s the difference?
“Most of us, fortunately, will never meet a Hannibal Lecter, but psychopaths and sociopaths certainly do exist. And they hide among us. Sometimes as the most successful people in society because they’re often ruthless, callous and superficially charming, while having little or no regard for the feelings or needs of others. These are known as “successful” psychopaths, as they have a tendency to perform premeditated crimes with calculated risk. Or they may manipulate someone else into breaking the law, while keeping themselves safely at a distance. They’re master manipulators of other peoples’ feelings, but are unable to experience emotions themselves.”