So the person that you’ve been dating seems just a little bit off. At first everything seemed great but lately things have been going on that make her seem a little on the odd side. And by a little bit we mean a lot. We’re the guys so we’re going to call the psychopath “she” throughout this, but believe us, there’s no gender stereotyping when it comes to being a psychopath. Bad sh*t crazy knows no boundaries.
Things keep happening that don’t add up. She keeps doing all sorts of totally messed up things, she sleeps around, she manipulates, and she lies, but no matter what she does she never seems to feel guilty about it, not even a little bit. Well, it could be that you just picked another loser to hang out with, or maybe, just maybe, you’re dating a psychopath.
The Psychopathy Checklist was developed by Canadian psychologist, Robert D. Hare, and it’s commonly used to identify psychopaths. What follows are 10 of the things on the checklist which should help you identify whether or not you really are dating one. And that’s the thing. it’s actually kind of hard to tell with these types if they truly are crazy, because most psychopaths are darn good at what they do.
Of course, the person you’re dating could’ve just a few of these and just be a garden variety loser that you should dump immediately. It’s always possible, although it’s also probably wisest to make sure. Because you might just actually be dating a psychopath. Here are 10 ways to find out.
1. Glib and Superficial Charm
The whole “glib and superficial” this is the key here. If you don’t really get what glib means, look it up. One has to be careful when they’re one the hunt to find psychopaths. I’m not saying that someone who’s charming is going to be someone who’s gong to steal your wallet, sleep with your best friend and donkey punch your dog. Far from it. This is more that type of person that’s charming for the sense of being charming, usually in a very calculated way. While it’s hard to quantify in words, we all know this person when we see them, and when we do see them they’re usually trying to get one to either give them a loan or sleep with them.