Maybe you have run into one a few moments ago! Maybe you have one among your friends or in your family. You just don’t know yet. Psychopaths and sociopaths are hard to identify. They don’t wear black overcoats or they don’t dress up like the Joker from Batman movie series. They blend in. They will portray themselves as happy, gleeful people but deep down inside them, it is darkness that lurks. Darkness that will engulf you if you give a chance. So, it is time you learn these psychopath facts and stay aware. Remember, knowledge is power and sometimes, the best way to stay away from psychopaths is to know their characteristics, identify them and stay away. So, you ready for psychopath facts? Hope you are!
Psychopath Facts: 1-5
1. One of the classic traits of a psychopath is emotional poverty. A psychopath cannot live in loneliness. He or she will constantly look for a victim whom he or she can emotionally abuse.
2. They are unable to understand or experience loyalty and love. They look at love with disrespect. Though they themselves are incapable of experiencing love, they do need to feed on emotions of normal people who know how to love.
3. Psychopaths look at normal people as objects to toy with, to be used, to be lied to and to be hurt. This gives them satisfaction and temporary diversion.
4. Psychopaths suffer from boredom and restlessness. They lack empathy. They love to control, manipulate and dupe others.
5. Psychopaths are mostly emotional abusers. However, that doesn’t mean they cannot be sex predators. Most often they have both characteristics in them.
Psychopath Facts: 6-10
6. Though a psychopath may be a sex predator, the greater agenda for him or her is emotional abuse. He or she will want to maintain superiority. He or she will be driven by the need to harm people. He or she will possess the victim both sexually and emotionally and destroy the victim from inside and outside.
7. So, psychopaths don’t have emotions? Well they do have emotions. Their emotions are not like those of normal people. Their emotions are very short-lived and are also extremely intense. Their emotions are known as proto-emotions.
8. For instance, a psychopath will speak sad words about his follies and misfortune. He or she may weep which may appear to be bitter tears. The psychopath may show enthusiasm, may become excited, may shout like a person in rage. However, these acts actually show his or her expression readiness but never shows the strength of his or her feelings.
9. The proto-emotions that psychopaths have are actually linked to their desires. These desires include peevish resentment, spite, childish pride, shallow self-pity moods, quickly altering quasi-affection etc.
10. A psychopath will not have solid grief, will not be honest, will not have genuine despair and deep joy, sustaining pride as well as true indignation will also be absent in them.
Psychopath Facts: 11-15
11. Psychopaths display anger but their anger is arbitrary, sudden, short-lived and cold. It is not easy to predict what will make them angry. His/her anger may not be triggered by the surrounding circumstances or may not be triggered by something someone has done.
12. Something very minor which a sane person will ignore always may be the trigger for a psychopath’s anger. Oppositely, in case of something very serious, instead of getting angry psychopaths may stay cool and composed.
13. Psychopaths actually feel happy when they manage to pull a quick one on their victims. A celebratory glee, an impression of satisfaction will show up on their face.
14. Psychopaths will get very angry and then frustrated but interestingly, that frustration is usually against a situation or an obstacle but not necessarily against a particular person. Example. A psychopath may like a girl who already has a partner. If that girl is not leaving her partner for that psychopath, the psychopath will get angry and start channeling the negative emotions he holds against the girl. Then he will think that because of what he is doing, the girl may get away before he can emotionally capture the girl. That’s when he will get frustrated by the obstacles that are posed by the society or the girl’s family or even the girl’s partner.
15. Put in other words, if there are barriers between a psychopath and his or her goals and those barriers are impersonal. However, such impersonal barriers actually make psychopaths extremely stubborn.
Psychopath Facts: 16-20
16. Psychopaths will always establish dominance bonds. Love bonds don’t exist in their dictionary.
17. If a person who is a victim of a psychopath suddenly decides to disapprove of the psychopath’s dominance or actions and suddenly disapproves and ends the relation, the psychopath will actually feel surprised and anxious as well as angry.
18. Psychopaths are unable to accept the fact that a victim may actually disapprove or reject their behavior because psychopaths will always find their bad actions to be appropriate and justifiable.
19. A psychopath tends to believe that even if he or she using a person, lying to him or her, cheating on him or her or manipulating that person or isolating that person from others, the victim should always welcome that and accept that. There should be no repercussions at all!
20. Weirdly, the psychopaths believe that every (bad) action they take against their victims is always in best interest of their victims.