Have you ever met a psychopath?  

Ladymysterious48 58F
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8/30/2006 12:16 am

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Have you ever met a psychopath?

I have, I was married to one. You can consider yourself lucky if you get away from them in one piece. They usually do the kind of damage that takes many years of therapy to fix. So if you meet one, don’t think about why someone does something, just run.

Does he fit the following assessment?

A psychopath will use people for excitement, to build their self-esteem and they invariably value people in terms of their material value (money, property, comfort, etc...)

Here is a checklist of behavior and symptoms that will tell you with certainty if a person is a psychopath.

These are warning signs and characteristics of a Psychopath:

*superficial charm
*self-centered & self-important
*need for stimulation & prone to boredom
*deceptive behavior & lying
*conning & manipulative
*little remorse or guilt
*shallow emotional response
*callous with a lack of empathy
*living off others & predatory
*poor self-control
*promiscuous sexual behavior
*early behavioral problems
*lack of realistic long term goals
*impulsive lifestyle
*irresponsible behavior
*blaming others for their actions
*short term relationships
*prone to attraction of criminal minds
*relationship and marriage failures
*inability to keep employment

The idea that psychopaths eat people is a myth. In reality, a person with a psychopathic personality can lead what appears to be an ordinary life. They can have jobs, get married
and they can break the law like anyone else. But their jobs and marriages usually don't last and their life is usually on the verge of personal chaos.

A psychopath is usually a manipulator. They do this by playing to the emotions of others. They typically have high verbal intelligence, but they lack what is commonly referred to as "emotional intelligence." There is always a shallow quality to the emotional aspect of their stories.
In particular they have difficulty describing how they felt, why they felt that way, or how others may have felt and why. The lack of emotional insight is the first good sign you may be involved with a psychopath.

Beware of the PSYCHOPATH around you. Turn-a-round and RUN for your life before you get caught in their nets of lies and deceit.

sensualsatiation 106F  
4796 posts
3/24/2008 12:58 am

Again, another great post! I too, was married to one. Then engaged to another. They just don't connect their actions to the effects on others. It can be damn scary when they are good looking, charming, and 'seem to be stable'. I like that you are putting this information out there!! KUDOS!!

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