Hearing about the "psychopath", the image of an insane bloody murderer comes to mind, you are partly wrong. Just like Norman Bates - the protagonist of Psyco, the famous Hitchcock movie - psychopaths are people who lead a rather banal life, quite normal, and who manifest their mental disorder in certain behavioral aspects. It seems therefore very difficult to recognize a psychopath.
Yet according to science there are some unmistakable signs of the fact that the person in front of you is psychopathic; let's see what they are to avoid bad surprises.
In general, psychopaths show persistent antisocial behavior, refractory to empathy and remorse; they appear bold, petty, impulsive and with a strong selfish streak. At the same time they are meticulous and quite good at interpreting other people's personalities. These aspects, however, are traceable to many people who are not psychopaths.
The hallmarks of psychopathy, according to Calli Tzani - Pepelasi, a researcher in psychology at the University of Huddersfield, are others.
First of all, the pathological attitude to falsehood: this tendency is so well rooted that it makes psychopaths perfect liars, able to plan stories that are as perfect as they are false and difficult to unmask.
Another characteristic is a very strong self-esteem, which implies - as another side of the coin - the ability to make those who find themselves dealing with the psychopath deeply inadequate. Inspired by this sense of inferiority in the other, the psychopath manages to circumvent the victim, deceiving and convincing her of her lies. Resisting these manipulation techniques involves heated and frustrating discussions, in which the psychopath can finally pretend to yield.
Other peculiarities are the lack of self-control and remorse, as well as a marked sociopathic tendency and strong narcissism, which often are linked to unfaithful behavior. Perhaps it is often infidelity that causes the partner to flee, especially women, while men show greater difficulty in getting rid of a treacherous sociopath. In any case, a man warned half saved.