How to tell someone is a psychopath

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  • 1 They have no empathy

    Psychopaths have less intimacy towards people. A psychopath is very likely not to develop an emotional response towards the feelings or the suffering of others. See signs someone hates you.

  • 2 They won't yawn when you yawn

    According to one study, people yawn when they see others yawn because they have a certain level of intimacy and bonding. Because a psychopath can hardly bond with others, they might not yawn when someone yawns. See why do people yawn.

  • 3 They like bitter food

    According to a study, having a preference for better food is linked to psychopathy, narcissism and even sadism. 

  • 4 Exaggerated self-worth

    A psychopath might have an exaggerated self-worth. The psychopath might have a very big ego and a sense of grandiosity and superiority. The exaggerated ego motivates the person to respond in an exaggerated manner to certain actions.

  • 5 They have a need for stimulation

    Many psychopaths have the need for stimulation. They might do activities that result in an adrenaline rush in order to get stimulated. A psychopath might love to watch sadistic movies, for example. See why do some people like horror movies.

  • 6 Pathological lying

    A psychopath lies all the time in order to manipulate people, win their trust and ultimately control them. A psychopath will always lie to reach what they want. See why do people lie.

  • 7 They take impulsive actions

    A psychopath can take impulsive and unexpected actions based on the change in their emotions or strategies. One of the signs of being a psychopath is having an impulsive behavior.

  • 8 They are usually charming

    Psychopaths are usually very charming. They usually develop the ability to charm people, impress them and win their trust.

  • 9 They payback harsly

    A psychopath will always payback in a harsh way. They have a strong drive for vengeance because of their inflated egos. 

  • 10 They are ruthless

    A psychopath might be very ruthless. Taking ruthless actions while having little pity for people can be a strong sign that a person is a psychopath.

  • 11 They can be antisocial

    A psychopath can display antisocial behavior. While psychopaths usually try to hide their intentions and appear charming, some of their antisocial behavior still exposes them.

  • 12 They have a dark sense of humor

    A psychopath might have a very dark sense of humor. They might laugh at jokes that make them feel superior or even laugh at the suffering of others. See what makes a joke funny.

  • 13 They score high on machiavellianism

    A psycho will usually have many machiavellian traits. They usually lie, deceive others, follow no moral code and blackmail people.

  • 14 They contradict themselves

    Because psychopaths make up some of their emotions, they might contradict themselves from time to time. Their excessive lying also usually results in so many contradictions.

  • 15 They sleep late

    According to a study, people who sleep late or need little sleep are more likely to be psychopaths.

  • 16 They have abnormal sexual desires

    A psychopath might have abnormal sexual desires and abnormal sexual fantasies.

  • 17 They have a poor sense of smell

    According to researchers in Macquarie University in Australia, psychopaths might have a poor sense of smell. They might have trouble identifying certain smells.

  • 18 They can't describe certain emotions

    Psychopaths usually have problems experiencing love or fear. As a result, they might fail to describe those emotions to people.

  • 19 Their emotions change too fast

    A psychopath might experience a sudden and a fast change in emotions. They could go from being calm to being angry in one second. 

  • 20 Lack of guilt

    A psychopath might not experience guilt. A psychopath can harm people or manipulate them without feeling bad about their actions.

  • 21 Promiscuous sexual behavior

    A psychopath might move from one relationship to another fast. All of their relationships can be shallow.

  • 22 They can be totally irresponsible

    A psychopath might be totally irresponsible. They might not pay people their money and they might fail to take responsibility of many things.