Are You Dating Someone with Psychopathy? | Psychology Today
Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. What if an experience was traumatic , and left behind psychological scars that require healing or professional intervention? This is the reality for many who have found themselves in an intimate relationship with a psychopath. Psychopathy is such a commonly used word online and in the media, making the symptoms for the general public ambiguous.
With so many alleged sociopaths around, and with their charming nature, it can be hard to know one when you see them. A standard trait of a sociopath is that they are charming and gregarious people. They know exactly what to say to everyone to get them to like them.
They can harm others with absolutely no sense of remorse or guilt. Things like compassion, love, trust, and forgiveness — all just convenient vulnerabilities to be exploited. To any onlooker, a psychopath will slip through life unnoticed. But to those who are unfortunate enough to become close to a psychopath, a nightmare will begin to unfold. What starts as a fairy tale slowly transforms into an incomprehensible mess of mind games and chaos.