Though you may hear jokes about being in a relationship with a psychopath, it’s no laughing matter, says Dr. “A psychopath and a sociopath are just common terms for someone who has antisocial personality disorder, a very real and scary diagnosis,” De Pompo told The Cheat Sheet.“Not for the person who has it, but for the ones who come into contact with them.” To learn more about this personality disorder, we spoke with some other mental health experts.Has your once perfect love interest changed for the worse?
Based on my experience, these are 10 signs your partner may not be who you think.
RELATED: 9 Ways to Spot a Sociopath Does it feel like after years of living in black and white, you suddenly see the world in bursting color? Psychopaths use a tactic called “mirroring” to reflect back to you exactly what you want in a mate.
Be careful if your new girlfriend/boyfriend doesn’t seem to have any long-term friends – they might have destroyed every relationship they’ve ever had.
There’s always an excuse They got fired because their boss was a w***ker.
Does your other half make everything seem exciting and fresh—, clinical neuropsychologist Rhonda Freeman, Ph D, noted that psychopaths exhibit a "predictable cyclical style" of relationships: "They idealize, devalue, and then discard their partners, with no concern for the pain they leave behind."There’s nothing to argue about because he agrees with you on everything, from life goals to takeout orders. As Adelyn Birch, author of , describes it, “psychopaths are able to so perfectly mirror you and figure out your needs and desires that they appear to be the perfect person for you.” Seems totally romantic until you realize it’s totally creepy.
This feels amazing, so of course you want it to be normal. Two non-psychopathic human beings will, once in a while, disagree and even fight. Because it's natural to have different opinions, emotions, likes, and dislikes. RELATED: 10 Subtle Signs of Bipolar Disorder Has your boo had the worst luck?
If your significant other seems to have a noticeable lack of care and concern for you and others, pay attention.
Psychopathy is characterized by a lack of empathy as well as the absence of deep emotions or a conscience.
She couldn’t believe when he made it happen.“It felt like it naturally unfolded,” she says.