We all get a bit uneasy when it comes to even thinking about psychopaths. People disconnected from human emotion manipulating people around them, no thanks! There are tons of psychopaths existing in this world, hidden, sure not all of them are murderers or criminals but that doesn’t make them not a psychopath.
If you know someone who fits the following criteria chances are they are a psychopath.
1. They do not feel guilt.
When we hurt somebody we normally feel guilty about it. A psychopath will not feel guilt.
2. They do not feel empathy.
We as humans are ordinarily very empathetic towards others. The psychopath will not be. They cannot comprehend and do not care about the feelings of others.
3. They love to make people feel guilty.
They pick up a lot of little things about everyone in their lives. They use this sort of thing to gain your trust. They use your vulnerabilities to gain power over you. One of their favorite things to do is guilt someone and then cash in a favor.
4. They think they are better than everyone else.
They feel superior to everybody they meet. This is how they are able to avoid guilt and things of the sort, the common person is only here for their entertainment.
5. They are liars.
They lie all the time even when it is not something that will help them. This gives them a false sense of control.
6. They have appealing personalities.
Psychopaths are often people who are liked. They are approachable and friendly, not how they are portrayed in movies.
Keep in mind a person does not have to have all of these characteristics to have psychopathic tendencies. One or two is more than enough. It seems there are a lot more psychopaths out there in this world than we would like to think.