He or she may constantly initiate exciting activities despite a packed schedule and exhausting lifestyle. Robert Schug, a neurocriminologist and clinical psychologist, told Reader’s Digest, “A psychopath’s nervous system is wired so they need to keep doing exciting things to feel normal and reach normal levels of arousal.” Real-life example: Your significant other lies about small things like not doing the dishes or what they bought at the store.If you see a pattern of frequent lying, this could also be a sign.Keep in mind, however, that other disorders also cause some people to be impulsive, so this behavior alone isn’t enough to identify someone as a psychopath.Real-life example: Your partner wants you to do something, so they say, “If you really love me, you’ll do it.” An intense need to control people and situations leads psychopaths to engage in manipulative behavior.Real-life example: Your partner always knows the right thing to say around others.A psychopath isn’t afraid to talk about themselves, according to Dr. He says these people can lure others in with their charisma and aren’t afraid to say whatever is on their mind.
De Pompo explains psychopaths often feel the law doesn’t apply to them.
Ce Anderson, therapist and author ofsays the psychopath carefully creates a plan that will help him or her gain what is desired from the targeted individual.
“I cannot stress enough how strategic and manipulative and charismatic these individuals are, all the while weaving an intricate trap,” Anderson said.
If your significant other seems to have a noticeable lack of care and concern for others, pay attention.
Psychopathy is characterized by a lack of empathy as well as the absence of deep emotions or a conscience.