40 Psychopath Facts That Will Give You Creeps

by Sankalan Baidya
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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

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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

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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

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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.

Psychopath Facts: 21-25

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21. A psychopath, for instance, may first hook a girl emotionally, alienate her from her family, make her quit her education or job, make her destroy her career and ensure that she is totally dependent on her. Once she is, he will actually leave the girl and go for other women. By destroying that girl’s life, the psychopath will actually think that he has done her a bigtime favor because now she can start over a whole new life and become very independent and that she should be thankful to him for what he did.

22. The question is, why will he leave her in the first place? That’s because he will somewhere think that the girl is either not an appropriate mate or she did not fulfill all his needs or that she actually deserved to be treated like that.

23. He will expect every single victim to actually idealize him and believe that there cannot be a better person or a partner more perfect than him. The psychopath wants his victims to idealize him so that he can use them for sex or monetary exploitation whenever he wishes to and that there should be absolutely no repercussions from the victims.

24. If a woman who is a victim of a psychopath doesn’t like what he did or speaks up against such behavior, the psychopath will get shocked. He will not be able to believe that the woman holds low opinion about him.

25. A psychopath will look at any such repercussions as a betrayal whether it comes from his victims or friends or family members. He will always seek loyalty from those people who he dominates.

Psychopath Facts: 26-30

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26. Psychopaths find boredom terribly discomforting. In order to get out of boredom, they will go after cheap thrills, break social and moral boundaries, try to harm others mentally and/or physically and will find happiness in that.

27. Since psychopaths can manipulate very easily, they will do things that will provoke sympathy. They will try and fool others to gain their trust.

28. A dangerous thing – when a psychopath identifies a person who can become a potential victim, the psychopath will become obsessed with that person. Their focus will intensify on the target. Since psychopaths actually ignore their responsibilities like family or job, they will divert their entire attention towards the potential victim.

29. The problem is that such attention is actually focused infatuation. There is no true love or need for emotional bonding on mutually beneficial level. This infatuation or focus will be strengthened if there is any kind of impersonal obstacle (such as the victim is already in an existing relationship). This infatuation is very short-lived and as soon as the psychopath gets what he or she wants, the infatuation goes away.

30. Psychopaths really love themselves way too much. They feel strongly for themselves. There is a problem however. Their self-love is also shallow. Why so? Their self-love comes from their selfish goals. Unfortunately, since they are not at all capable of considering long-term interest of normal people, they cannot really consider their long-term goals either. Since their goals are short term, so their self-love is also shallow.

Psychopath Facts: 31-35

31. Because the goals of a psychopath are not long term, their whims and wishes are nothing more than momentary and fleeting. They keep on sabotaging the trust of people who actually love them and at the very end they end up alone and discarded.

32. Psychopaths hold nothing other than contempt for their victims and also for everyone else in general. It is not really easy to identify that contempt because they will usually wear a mask of being charming and friendly but deep inside they will be misanthropes.

33. Psychopaths have a mindset that they are superior to everyone else. They dichotomize the world into two groups – the superiors and the inferiors. The superiors are none but themselves. The inferiors are everyone else (that is those who are sane).

34. Psychopaths also look at themselves as dupers who can dupe others, that is fool others easily because they consider themselves to be superior than everyone else. They also think of themselves as predators while everyone else is nothing but prey.

35. Even sick, they actually categorize the dupes (especially women). The first category is those women who actually totally believe the psychopaths even when they are mistreated. These types of dupes are easily used up and quickly discarded.

Psychopath Facts: 36-40

36. The second category of dupes are those who are just blind to see that the psychopaths are using them but can pretty clearly see when psychopaths actually use others. These second category of dupes always intend to think that they are exceptions and that they nurture a very unique relationship with the predators. The problem is that they don’t realize that they are also being used.

37. The final and the third category are those women who cannot be duped again. They have already burned so much at the hands of the psychopaths that they will not tread the same path again.

38. A psychopath who is also a sexual maniac will actually maintain a number of simultaneous relationships and will actually proudly discuss his sexual conquests and exploits.

39. A psychopath is actually consistently irresponsible. He will repeatedly fail to fulfill obligations like loan defaults, non-payment of utility bills, will show sloppy performance at work, will not honor any contractual agreements and will monetarily exploit his victims to fulfill such obligations towards family.

40. Psychopaths are arrogant. Their view of their own self-worth and ability will be heavily inflated. They will be self-assuring and opinionated but they will lack long-term goals and will not have the ability to develop and then execute plans for long term. They will act hastily, show aggression and will use verbal abuse. They will be impatient and get annoyed. They cannot control their anger and temper. They will not respect familial bonds and run for short-term relationships.

Now sit and think. Did you meet a person like this or do you know anyone around you? If the answers are yes, you need to shield yourself from such people because they can easily manipulate and take control and assert dominance. Don’t become a victim!

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4

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L May 2, 2017 - 12:48 pm

What you have described is malignant narcissism, not psychopathy. Your list describes my father, may he rot in hell.

Me July 22, 2017 - 5:11 pm

That’s a sociopath, not a psychopath. Dear god

person September 29, 2017 - 3:50 pm

No that’s definitely closer to psychopathy

Me January 15, 2019 - 9:23 pm

As a psychopath, yeah these are almost all true of me. For what it’s worth I do know I’m ‘wrong’ to victimize people, but due to lack of conscience, I just don’t care. Just like your hard drive doesn’t feel bad when it loses your files. Blame nature.

Gail September 3, 2017 - 3:04 am

this is my husband of 26 years to the letter. I always felt bad for him, I am currently in the process of divorcing because I am so beat down like a dog, I just can”t take the mental abuse any longer. I never realized this was his problem until I read this article. Thank God I finally have the courage to leave this insanity

Jake October 4, 2017 - 2:36 am

Well that’s very true, they know so much about us psychos.. well that’s wonderful! It really is.

Jake October 4, 2017 - 2:40 am

I’m a psycho and everything you read was wrong, our lives are more complicated than that.You should spend time with real psychos to know them…

Eric tremblay October 6, 2018 - 10:59 am

So true our lives are messed making us messed up and the trials of life formed us to be predators i am a psychopath but i have partial control i can walk away but if i stay in situations i explode with anger and i have frontal lobe damage ive never killed anyone but i have visualizations inside my head like a day dream affect when people piss me off its like my mind shows me killing people and i snap out of it

juliet October 6, 2017 - 7:36 pm

thats funny jake…really funny

kira January 6, 2018 - 10:01 am

Alot of these aren’t true about all psychopaths.
while your information is highly inaccurate, I believe it’s not your fault due to the fact not much is known about us.

Joshua September 21, 2018 - 11:44 pm

I agree

eric April 7, 2018 - 1:08 pm

thank you for your information. It truly hit home. Ive bin suffering from depression , self wourth. And anger issues for way to long! And was starting to believe that i was worthless. Wen in fact. The direct oppesite. And discovered that i have been a victom of a psychopath . which happens to be my brother. Which makes his hurtfull behavior. Hurt even more

kiran April 7, 2018 - 5:23 pm

hy kira

Infestissumam October 20, 2018 - 8:50 pm

A stupid pajeet like you should learn more about psychopathy, socippathy and narcissism. Something is true, something is not. Not all psychopaths are demons.

Xjx December 29, 2018 - 11:34 pm

So, you say all this ,I want to say that
A: Why all psychopaths search for themselves?
B: I have most of the symptoms I think all of them so I think I am a psycho
AND I feel good about that Anyway I haven t go to doc yet AND I really dont care about that.So, I want to say that I really dont care about nobody
Once I felt something about a girl but this feelings become poisson inside me .She didnt know anything yet.
Ofcourse I use mask in my releationship manipulate,sometimes I feel a need to harm other People .(ofcourse in the name of my self security I control this temporary needs) I extremly love my self, I do only what I want when l want (if I want to do somethink good I do it, if I dont want …)
Any way If you got a opinion or something
It will be good

Justin Toby Gopaul April 29, 2019 - 3:57 am


Martin Kaiser June 23, 2019 - 2:20 am

All of it suits me…It sounded so great. I have to read it again 🙂

Ada September 22, 2019 - 4:34 am

sounds like the next guy i should date. i love to try new things

Terry May 27, 2020 - 2:13 am

psychopaths and sociopaths are an endangered species there are only 1% of the population . oh honey those facts are not real ,these are fairy tales for adults and naive .

Chancie November 8, 2019 - 10:48 am

Not all psychopaths are bad? – someone without a conscience cant be good – conscience and empathy are what forces humans to be good. If there are humans that lack this – ie psychopaths, narcs, sociopaths, then they literally cannot be good people, it’s not possible. But you shouldnt feel too sorry for them you should beware of them. They do not care because they cant. Dont listen to anyone who says otherwise, if someone tells you they are a psychopath but they are good, stay away, if they get offended and act hurt STAY AWAY. I use to be that person that believed most people are good until I was attacked by a P that was a co worker and seemed like a normal person. It opened my eyes to a whole new realm of people that I honestly wish I didnt know about. The people on here that are saying they are psychopaths but they are ‘good’ they won’t kill – blah blah – they either are psychopaths and they are being their lying manipulative selves or they are just neurotic people who need attention and to feel special. Either way – dont waste life on them. Seriously stay away from psychopaths. Their love relationships get a lot of attention but they victimize more than just their romantic partners. Co workers, church members, children. Seriously they are bad bad bad people.

Grace February 10, 2020 - 7:28 am

I honestly don’t understand why psychopath’s read this… the owners put a lot of time trying to find facts about psychopath’s. With this you shouldn’t judge the source people made because you don’t think “the facts” are true. I mean if i was a psychopath i would deny everything, knowing they would be all correct. Honestly, people deny many things because they don’t want to admit anything is correct… 🙁

falling away May 29, 2020 - 4:44 pm

I am a psychopath and i’ll tell you that we are less than %1 of the human population. Don’t worry. Be relax like me.


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