After first hooking you with praise and flattery, they suddenly become reclusive and uninterested.They make you feel desperate & needy, ensuring that you are always the one to initiate contact or physical intimacy. Plasters your Facebook page with compliments, flattery, songs, and poems. They tell you how much they have in common with you. Ex-lovers, friends, family members, and your eventual replacement.(Thank you to our member, ckwanderlust, for these valuable insights). You apologize and forgive quickly, otherwise you know they'll lose interest in you. Obsessed with humiliating successful, kind & cheerful people.Delighted by the idea of breaking up friendships and marriages. Blatantly denies their own manipulative behavior and ignores evidence when confronted with it. If they stop communicating with you for several days, it’s your fault for not knowing about the plans they never told you about. They drain the energy from you and consume your entire life. You thought you were the only one who could make them happy, but now you feel that anyone with a beating pulse could fit the role. After a run-in with a psychopath, you will feel insane, exhausted, drained, shocked, suicidal, and empty.The ex becomes one of the most frequent topics of discussion in your relationship. You find yourself explaining the basic elements of human respect to a full-grown man/woman. After the idealization phase, they will give none of this back to you. It’s always very eerie when they slip and accidentally use the wrong mask for you. Any ex-partner or friend who did not come crawling back to them will likely be labeled jealous, bipolar, an alcoholic, or some other nasty smear. If you’re self-conscious about your looks, they'll call you the sexiest person in the world.
Look within and understand why you felt the way you did.These include Covert Gossiping, Arrogance, and much more: will find that normal, loving people do not raise any of these flags.After an encounter with a psychopath, most survivors face the struggle of hypervigilance: who can really be trusted?From the Psychopath Free book, now available in Barnes & Noble stores everywhere and online at: are a lot of phenomenal studies on the traits and characteristics of psychopaths.For professional research, check out Cleckley’s criteria or Hare’s psychopathy checklist. The red flags in this book are intended to supplement those resources. Well, for one, it’s specifically about relationships. Each point requires introspection and self-awareness. Because if you want to spot toxic people, you cannot focus entirely on their behavior—that’s only half the battle. You feel on-edge around this person, but you still want them to like you.