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?
Did your affair start out as an emotional rollercoaster, hot and heavy with a tinge of danger?
Did the danger have to do with some form of competition?
The excessive flattery and compliments play on your deepest vanities and insecurities—qualities you likely don’t even know you possess." We want the fantasy to be true, so we ignore that tiny warning voice in our heads.
But fast and furious is not a real way to get to know someone.
Do you really want to be with someone that you need to save, or change?
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Impulsivity is one of the key traits used to diagnose psychopathy As Robert Hare, Ph D, writes in his book, Without Conscience, “[t]he most obvious expressions of psychopathy—but not the only ones—involve the flagrant violation of society’s rules.
Not surprisingly, many psychopaths are criminals, but many others manage to remain out of prison, using their charm and chameleon-like coloration to cut a wide swathe through society, leaving a wake of ruined lives behind them.” A bit of spontaneity can be a great thing, but repeated reckless behavior is a sign that something's amiss.
In an interview with the psychologist Sue Stone, Psy D, explained that “[Psychopaths] have a parasitic lifestyle—they live off people." If you feel like you’re giving a lot of yourself to your partner, it could be that he's sucking the life from you.
Have you watched her lie to another human being—even if it was just a white lie—without blinking, and cool as a cucumber? If you notice your partner unflinchingly and convincingly distorting the truth, it's only a matter of time before she starts deceiving you, too. Being idealized by a psychopath is infatuation on steroids.
Has your tragic Prince Charming ever gazed at you with puppy dog eyes and told you he never thought he’d find happiness because he’s just too damaged?