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Signs You are Dating a Psychopath

Signs You are Dating a Psychopath

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Signs You are Dating a Psychopath

When we hear the word psychopath, I know the first thing that pops up in your mind is serial killer, or a boggy man with a scary mask and a knife, looking for who to butcher. But actually, most psychopaths are people who live among us, they wear normal clothes, they go to work, and they do all the things that normal people do. The difference between you and a psychopath is that they don’t have a conscience. Psychopaths can kill someone without feeling any form of remorse.

Psychopaths are only about 1% of the world’s population, but that’s 1% too much. They don’t feel anything, it’s safe to say they are emotionless.

Signs You are Dating a Psychopath

1. The Relationship moves really fast

One major red flag that tells you that you are dating a psychopath is the speed at which the relationship goes. They move really fast, at the beginning of the relationship, they seem so enthralled with you and will find any means or reasons to talk to you. They tell you how perfect you both are together, how much you have in common. They use sweet words, and love-bombing, to bond with you. On social media, they will post you everywhere, they plaster your social media platforms with love posts or poems.

2. They prey on your emotions:

Substories and pity party is other things you should watch out for if you suspect you are dating a psychopath. They use these stories to hold you, creating a soft top in your heart for them. They pretend to hate drama but they are actually surrounded by more drama than you can imagine. They tell you stories about their ex who they usually paint as abusive.

3. They play mind games with you by involving you in their own love triangle:

Psychopath play mind and power games with you. Confusion is the order of the day when you are dating a psychopath. Immediately you get involved with them, they bring in a third party, usually an ex or someone who wants them. They begin to paint their selves as in high demand (hot cake). They want you to fight for their attention.

4. They are Manipulators:

If you are being constantly manipulated in your relationship, it’s a sign you are dating a psychopath. They constantly deny manipulating you and rewrite the whole thing to make it look as if you are the person at fault. They find a way to blame you for their actions. They may knowingly ignore you and flirt with other people sometimes their ex in your presence and accuse you of being jealous or too clingy.

5. They are pathological Liars:

Another sign you are dating a psychopath is lying. These people lie for a living. Even when you catch them in the lie, they are not remorseful. They have a lie and an excuse for everything. Even things that doesn’t need excuse. They have the lies ready-made for any situation or question you might have.

6. They make you doubt:

Your psychopath partner who once gave you all his attention, will turn the tables around and begin giving attention to bother people. They make sure they do things that will make you doubt their love for you, they make you jealous on purpose, and still pretend to be innocent. You could lose your self-esteem in the process.

7. They are Selfish and want constant Attention:

When you are dating a psychopath, they constantly want your attention. They will drain you both physically and emotionally. You can never satisfy their demands, and they will constantly overwhelm you with their demands.

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8. You no longer recognize yourself:

Being with a psychopath will have you looking like a shadow of your former self. They will drain you in all ways possible, and leave you a panicking anxious mess. If your partner is making you forget how to be your carefree self, then you are probably dating a psychopath.

9. They look like your perfect match:

At the beginning of your relationship, a psychopath make sure he mirrors your ideas and your values. In fact they will be too good to be true, and that’s an exact sign that they are not true. They confide in you immediately, share their fears and hopes for the future.

10.They have no empathy:

Psychopaths will use you in everyway without feeling remorseful about it. They don’t feel bad about anything at all, they only do things to benefit themselves. They are insensitive and don’t care about anything, not of death of a loved them can shake them.

Apart from these signs, other things that should raise a red flag that you are dating a psychopath include:

  • Their apologies feels forced and insincere
  • They are very convincing and persuading
  • You feel like you are his savior
  • They seem very mysterious and at the begin you are eager to unveil this mystery
  • They don’t take rejection well
  • They want you to dictate and take control of your life
  • They are arrogant
  • They don’t have many friends, most times they prefer to keep to themselves
  • They are easily irritated and very quick to anger
  • They are incapable of true emotional attachments


1.Can a psychopath truly love someone?

Although psychopaths are incapable of truly loving someone, they may still desire to be loved by someone.

2.How do you know you are in a relationship with a psychopath?

One major sign that you are dating a psychopath is that you are subject to their manipulations in different forms.

3.How do psychopaths behave in a relationship?

When in a relationship, psychopaths constantly try to deceive you, and they constantly lie to you.

4.How can you tell if someone is a psychopath?

Here is some signs that shows that someone is a psychopath:

They lie often

They behave in ways opposite to the societal accepted norm

They don’t show remorse

They violate the law and the rights of everyone

They are excellent manipulators.


In a nutshell, dating a psychopath will damage your self esteem, make you a shadow of your self, but if you watch out for these signs, and if he ticks most boxes, it’s better you gently figure out a way to leave the relationship, you might. I hope this helps you.


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