Ghosting: Men who end their relationships by disappearing tend to have “dark” personality traits

Psychopaths exhibit different traits depending on their disorder.

Common signs include superficial charm, a grand notion of self-esteem, the need for stimulation and impulsiveness, pathological lying, the ability to manipulate others, and a lack of remorse and empathy.

But despite popular association, not all psychopaths become killers.

Experts claim people generally find psychopaths scheming, but can’t put my finger on why.

This is due to incongruous behavior because psychopaths tend to do a lot of acts to deceive, or mimic normal reactions, sometimes rapidly changing their views and reactions.

For example, self-proclaimed psychopath Jacob Wells said that by meeting someone he tries to become “the most interesting person he knows” and presumably adopts appropriate interests and answers to do so.

His response also reveals another common trait – a grandiose notion of self-esteem – in that he can be the most interesting person in the room.

Psychopaths sometimes tend to manifest unconvincing emotional responses, with slippage, including tone of voice or body language.

This may be because they are unable to understand emotions such as fear and love, but can imitate them.

Psychopaths exhibit different traits depending on their disorder, but common signs include superficial charm and the ability to manipulate others. Despite popular association, not all psychopaths become killers (stock image)

In general, the “emotions” of psychopaths are superficial and short-lived and there is a manipulative ulterior motive to show them.

For example, Mr. Wells said he offers to do favors and tells false secrets for people to gain their full trust.

It also displays insincere charm – another trait associated with psychopaths.

He said, “I keep secrets and tell them false secrets to gain their trust more, and once they trust me enough, I ask for favors, reminding them of the favors I have done them.” I can literally get anything from them which is incredibly useful.

Psychopaths generally display a incredible ability to manipulate others and sometimes take pleasure in doing it.

Psychopaths often have an air of superiority about them, perhaps shown by Mr. Wells’ belief that he can spot other psychopaths

Even expert Dr Hare, who proposed the Revised Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-R) used as a diagnostic tool to determine where a person lies on the psychopathy spectrum, warns that anyone can be fooled during a short interaction with a psychopath.

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