An emotional psychopath, for men, is a condition easily identified if you’re looking for the signs. You may be in a new relationship, or just starting a new job with coworkers who have questionable behavior, and emotional psychopaths can be difficult to spot without the assistance of a checklist.
These 7 key behaviors can identify emotional psychopaths very quickly and help you avoid any unnecessary interaction with them. If you believe you’re dealing with an emotional psychopath. You need to immediately put as much distance as possible between you and him, as they bring nothing good to the table and should be avoided as frequently as you can do so.
1). The Emotional Psychopath Has Zero Empathy
Although we aren’t all the best at reading and understanding the feelings of someone else, the emotional psychopath is different. They see and recognize the feelings of others, they simply disregard them. An emotional psychopath, for men, is cold and unfeeling.
Emotional psychopaths aren’t ignorant about your plight. They simply can’t be bothered to put the energy into being concerned with the well being of anyone other than themselves. If it isn’t about them, to the emotional psychopath, it will never matter.
2). The Emotional Psychopath Is A Compulsive Liar
The emotional psychopath will lie about any and everything that you ever discuss. They lie for reasons, big, small, and otherwise. Even when you catch them in a lie, they won’t admit the truth. They will simply double down on the lie, and try another form of manipulation to turn the lie into something that isn’t their fault.
They are worse than petty con men or other pathological liars. The only concern that an emotional psychopath has is getting what they want from the person in question. They will stop at nothing to ensure that is exactly what happens. They can’t be trusted, ever, at any point. If you ask them their name, they will probably lie to you about that fact, as well.
3). The Emotional Psychopath Is Going To Stonewall You
The silent treatment. As adults, we understand how childish this type of behavior is. That it does absolutely nothing to alleviate the problem that two or more people are having. An emotional psychopath, though, is going to give you the silent treatment for any imagined slight against them. Also whenever they feel you need to be taught a lesson, or taken down a peg. An emotional psychopath, for men, is constantly stonewalling anyone they are involved with.
It is a control tactic meant to leave you wondering what you could have done to upset them. It is just how long it will be before they stop ignoring you and get back to treating you as horribly as they normally do. In addition to the silent treatment, the emotional psychopath will also gaslight you regularly.
4). The Emotional Psychopath Blames Others For Their Issues
The emotional psychopath cannot accept the fact that their behaviors or actions have caused a problem. That they aren’t absolutely perfect. Any perceived wrong is surely the fault of someone else, and they should be free of any and all blame at all times. There is never a time that they will accept their guilt and apologize. They will always have someone else that they lay the blame on. From the biggest character flaw to the tiniest mistake. They cannot ever own their own role in any problem, ensuring that they will never actively seek a solution to that problem other than blaming someone else.
You can stand and watch them commit the mistake, and as soon as anyone mentions that a mistake was made, the emotional psychopath will lie and blame someone else for the mistake. If you confront them and say that you witnessed the occurrence, they will lie, yell, scream, and otherwise try to bully you into retracting your statement.
They will never take responsibility for anything. They will never accept that they are at fault for anything. They are simply incapable of mistakes or errors, in their mind.
They have no problem trying to intimidate others who actually have the backbone to call them out for their mistakes and ask them to correct them as a normal human being would do. The emotional psychopath will never bother asking if they can correct the issue because they will never admit to being the cause of an issue in the first place.
5). The Emotional Psychopath Tears Down All Others
The emotional psychopath cannot pay a compliment, no matter how small it may be. They will always find some avenue to tear down the thoughts and dreams of anyone else. They love to humiliate you in front of other people. They will embarrass you in front of a conference room full of people, or at your college graduation party. They will not ever praise you, not even in private. They will constantly and consistently find a way to insult you and demean you at every single turn.
When you think of the bully who points and laughs at you in front of a crowd of onlookers, this is the emotional psychopaths’ behavior. They actively try to humiliate and discredit others. They have no problem making a scene because they need to be the center of attention at all times, so this is what they do best, to begin with.
They don’t care what they’re interrupting, or who they’re picking on, it’s simply what they do. They don’t have kind words for anyone, but they do have horrible insults and snotty tones. They’re similar to a teenager with an attitude. Everything that they say is dripping with sarcasm and nastiness at all times.
6). The Emotional Psychopath Ruins All Holidays And Special Occasions
The emotional psychopath, much like a spoiled child, must have all of the attention for themselves. This is the reason that any holiday, anniversary, birthday, or other special occasions will be ruined. They simply must make every single moment about them, and them alone. They don’t care about anyone else having a good time, or what event they’re ruining for the entire group. If it isn’t all about them, they will find a way to absolutely ruin the entire event or day. Because they feel that they are entitled to throw a tantrum when all of the attention in the room isn’t 100% focused on them.
Think of the emotional psychopath as a spoiled toddler. The spoiled toddler will cry and have a tantrum at another child’s birthday party because they aren’t receiving any gifts, even though it isn’t the spoiled toddler’s big day. This is exactly the type of behavior that you can expect and will witness, from an emotional psychopath. They will either ruin the day and cause everyone to leave. They will act so horribly that all of the attention in the room will be on them, even if it is negative attention as long as nobody else is receiving any attention, recognition, or praise, they consider it a job well done on their part.
7). The Emotional Psychopath Will Always Manufacture Chaos
There will never be quiet, easy times with an emotional psychopath. They have a tactic called manufacturing chaos. They use this tactic to keep the upper hand in any sort of relationship that they’re involved in. There will always be some sort of drama. They’re always mad about something, or you did something to upset them so they’re giving you the silent treatment. A lot of times, they’ll blame you for whatever has gone wrong in their own life. They scream and yell in front of anyone around to humiliate you for daring to cause them such misfortune.
You can’t experience quiet afternoons sipping coffee on the porch with an emotional psychopath. This is because of the fact that chaos means you never have the opportunity to sit down and figure out exactly how much they’re manipulating and abusing you. They must keep everything in a constant state of upheaval and stress so that you never have the time to gather your wits and comprehend the abuse that you’re suffering at their hands.
There won’t be any good days. No good nights, either. Every single day, in some shape or form, they’re going to cause a problem and it will be your fault. You will be abused, verbally if not physically, because obviously, everything went wrong because of you. If you allow yourself to stay with this human being, you will be treated worse with each passing day. It will never get better. They don’t magically heal or change overnight. There is absolutely nothing good that can come with staying with an emotional psychopath. The best advice is to take all of your belongings and remove yourself from the place that they are located, and never look back. Change your address, phone number, change your name if you have to. They are horrible people, and only bad times are guaranteed if you continue to have any sort of relationship with an emotional psychopath.