Revealing a True Psychopath: 12 things Psychopaths Do

Psychopathy is usually hard to notice because psychopaths are extraordinarily good at what they do. Usually when we think of a psychopath, we think of a heinous murderer, but not all psychopaths are serial killers. Psychopaths are usually charming and interesting. They tend to be people we love in our vicinity. We can even have a working relationship with a psychopath without being aware of it.

Below you will find a list of red flags if you are trying to find out if someone is a psychopath or not. If you are in a relationship with a psychopath, or such a person is close to you in life, you need to better understand psychopathy in general and decide whether it is appropriate for you to step out of this situation. Often the only real option is to break the ties.

12 things psychopaths do

1. They do not have real friends.
Although they are often surrounded by people, in reality they do not care about them at all. They have them, to put it politely, “disposable”. They will associate with you, but they won’t shed a tear when you suddenly die or disappear from their lives.

2. They are extremely charming.
They are some of the most charming people you will ever meet. These are people who seem to almost light up the room with their presence. You will really like such a person.

3. They have no remorse.
When they do something wrong, they never feel guilty about it. They never wish they hadn’t done anything. Everything they do serves them, and they don’t care if they have to hurt you in the doing it. No apology you get from a psychopath is sincere.

4. They like to take a big risk.
Psychopaths are some of the biggest riskers you’ll ever encounter. This has been verified by many different studies and is still true today. Psychopaths are more likely to engage in risky behavior for no reason at all.

5. They can be quite arrogant.
They don’t consider anyone but themselves important. They are the only person in the world who matters. The world literally revolves around them in their minds.

5+1. They often have extremely high self-esteem.
Their self-esteem is dizzying. No one can match them and they are better than all the other people on this planet. If you’re not like them, you’re below their level.

7. They lack empathy.
A psychopath lacks empathy for others. This person can hurt whomever he wants without feeling anything at all. That’s a little scary, given how charming they are.

8. They are quite cunning.
They are experienced manipulators. They do everything they can to achieve what they want to happen. You may not even realize that they are taking advantage of you.

9. They usually fail to take responsibility for their actions.
It is very rare for a psychopath to admit to having done something wrong. If they ever do, know that it is not sincere. In their opinion, they never make mistakes.

10. They are somewhat impulsive.
They do what they want, when they want. They can be varied, from strongly impulsive to little impulsive, but it is always noticeable. The psychopath will say and do what he wants without thinking about the consequences.

11. Most of the time they lack shame.
They never feel bad or ashamed because of the things they do. They do what they want and achieve what they set out to do. If the destruction of your life helps them get where they need to go, they will do it without feeling ashamed.

12. They have generally superficial emotions.
They are never too excited or too nervous. All their emotions are superficial. For the most part, the psychopath is numb.