Signs that your dating
It’s easy to feel romantic when you meet a new love interest. “Not for the person who has it, but for the ones who come into contact with them.” To learn more about this personality disorder, we spoke with mental health experts.
You may hear jokes about dating a psychopath, but it’s no laughing matter, says Dr. “A psychopath and a sociopath are just common terms for someone who has antisocial personality disorder, a very real and scary diagnosis,” De Pompo told The Cheat Sheet.
If there’s a chance you’re romantically involved with a psychopath, you’ll want to watch out for these behaviors.
It can give you a starting point for examining your relationship.
“They form artificial, shallow relationships designed to be manipulated in a way that most benefits the psychopath,” Grohol writes.
“People are seen as pawns to be used to forward the psychopath’s goals.
Psychopaths rarely feel guilt regarding any of their behaviors, no matter how much they hurt others.” Real-life example: Your significant other buys things without considering whether they can afford them.
The early stage of a relationship with a psychopath will move so fast that it will make your head spin.
Clinical neuropsychologist Rhonda Freeman’s Psychology Today piece says the early courtship phase will be intense.
Keep in mind, however, that other disorders also cause some people to be impulsive, so this behavior alone isn’t enough to identify someone as a psychopath.