Have you ever feel like your dating relationship is suffocating and exhausting? It is possible that you are dating a psychopath.
You might already know the characteristics of a psychopath and how dangerous they are. However, psychopaths are not as noticeable as what you might see in the movies. And there are rather huge percentages of psychopaths that are not clinically diagnosed, because they did not go to the expert to get checked. They could be living very close to you and perhaps it is your significant other.
In relationships, there are many instances where they use their partners as a way to gain power and do various things for their partners to submit to them. Though psychopaths aren’t always becoming serial killers or another kind of criminals, it could potentially be dangerous for the partners. These could also cause the said partners to feel uncomfortable, even scared, or mentally damaged. Here are 6 signs you’re dating a psychopath.
This sign isn’t usually considered when you think of a psychopath. In actuality, psychopaths are very charming. You might have fallen for them because of this too. They usually come off as confident, more often as an overly confident person. This trait also comes with a rather narcissistic behavior too. It is often that they would tell you stories of their experiences which seem too good to be true, or convince people around you that they are a very good and successful person.
If you never heard of the word ‘grooming’, it is a behavior from psychopaths to prepare their ‘victims’ through various ways. It doesn’t have a blueprint and very depends on each individual how they do grooming. But some points that you need to pay attention to, is that usually, they would do things to please you at the beginning. But once you seem to submit, it would be prominent that they would often exploit their partners as a way to satisfy them in a way.
Some of the most noticeable traits of a psychopath are that they are lack of remorse and very manipulative. If you feel like you are being blamed, either directly or passive-aggressively, for a very small mistake, your partner could be a psychopath. When psychopaths are in a relationship, it is often that they would blame and guilt-trip their significant others for the mistakes that they did themselves. It also has something to do with their narcissist and pathological lying traits. Psychopaths are very manipulative, they are often gaslight people, even sometimes for no reasons.
Overly Possessive or Very Detached
Psychopaths lack in the emotional department. They are also usually impulsive in what they do, even for something as simple as what kind of food they want to eat at the moment. With possessiveness in relationships, they usually show how they want you for themselves. They would somehow find a way to alienate you from the people who are close to you. Or they could also be very detached, in a way that they seem to not care about you, even in important and crucial moments.
Has your significant other ever asked or demanded you to do something considerably dangerous? For example, having intercourse out in the public or wanting you to do something that is against the norm? Psychopaths are also known for this trait. In line with the other traits such as impulsive urge, lack of remorse, and urges for stimulation; in relationships, they could use their partners as a media to release these urges. And combined with their manipulative behavior, they can convince you to do risky behaviors.
Physically and Mentally Abusive
Psychopaths are also known to be violent. It is almost always that in a relationship, a psychopath becomes violent towards their partners. They have no sense of empathy and also have uncontrollable and destructive behaviors.
Hopefully, this article could help you to identify whether you are dating a psychopath or not. If you felt uncomfortable, it is the best to get out of the relationship as soon as possible. Because even if it’s not physically violent, it is a toxic relationship and could be very damaging for you. If you care about your significant other’s well being, then it is best to get help.