I’m sure that everyone can relate to a bad and unpleasant relationship experience. We’ve all been there. We’ve all done that. Some of us had their hearts broken, others just settled for a person who isn’t so compatible, and some weren’t lucky enough to find their heart’s desire.
However, I’m not sure that everyone understands what it feels like to deal with a manipulative, unstable and an abusive person. And let’s face the truth. While I’m writing this article and while you are reading my thoughts, there are numerous abuse cases happening behind closed doors.
Some of which, no one will ever hear about. Cases that remain a secret, and in the worst-case scenario – end up tragically.
Well, I think that it is time for a good wake-up call!
People, if your significant other/parent/sibling starts manifesting some of these harmful signs, you might be dealing with an emotional psychopath. Take matters into your hands and save yourself!
1. THEY LACK COMPASSION
If you feel like your partner experiences trouble showing compassion in times of need, I’m sorry to break it to you, but you might be dealing with an emotional psychopath.
You see, these people have no emotions whatsoever. They lack empathy. They don’t sense your sorrow. They don’t feel your happiness. They are empty.
2. THEY LIE CONSTANTLY
If a person has an inexplicable need to lie to you about every single thing, I’m pretty sure we’re dealing with a pathology here. It is also called mythomania (a behavior of habitual or compulsive lying)
Emotional psychopaths tend to hide the truth. They’ll make sure to fill your heads with lies.
3. THEY TEND TO HUMILIATE YOU IN FRONT OF EVERYONE
Don’t you think that a significant other has to support you?
Well, if you by any chance experience the opposite behavior from your partner, then it is safe to say that you are dealing with a dangerous manipulator and an extremely rude and inconsiderate person.
If your partner tends to constantly put you down in front of everyone, you better watch out, because they’re playing you.
4. THEY BLAME YOU FOR EVERYTHING
People who avoid taking responsibility for their actions, but instead tend to put the blame on someone else are the worst kind of manipulators.
They will blame you for doing something you clearly didn’t do. On top of everything, they’ll use their power to convince you that you are the bad guy in your story. In no time, you’ll feel miserable, with no will to keep moving forward…
5. THEY BLACKMAIL YOU
In a normal relationship, when you unknowingly do something that your partner doesn’t like, they’ll tell you that it bothered them in a civilized, human way.
The emotional psychopath? Oh, no. They won’t even bother to sugar-coat it for you. They’ll become enraged and start using blackmails in order to scare you off. An emotional psychopath will do anything to intimidate you.
6. THEY ISOLATE YOU FROM THE WORLD
Another thing that gives them the ultimate power is isolating you from everyone. That way they can have you all to themselves.
Emotional psychopaths desperately crave attention. They wouldn’t want you to give yours to anyone else. So, naturally, they’ll do everything they can to discourage you from ever leaving the house or maintaining contact with other people.
7. THEY POSSESS A TWISTED SENSE OF HUMOR
You could say that these people enjoy laughing at the most inappropriate things. They have no empathy. No emotion whatsoever. So, the things they find funny would probably be sickening and awful for most of the people out there.
8. THEY SHOW NO REMORSE
An emotional psychopath doesn’t know the meaning of the words “I’m sorry”. Despite every harmful thing they did, and the intensity with which they’ve hurt people – they’ll never show remorse.
In fact, an emotional psychopath is a person who is more likely to get you to believe that the relationship problems are entirely your fault.
Image: Francisco Herrera