20 Signs That You Could Be A Psychopath

Superficial Charm

Superficial Charm

The ability to always say the right thing and an extrovert in social situations. May be the life of the party and yet, find it very difficult to develop any meaningful personal relationships.

Braggers

Braggers

A grandiose and arrogant view of themselves and their place in the world. They will often have unrealistic aspirations and standards they say they can achieve.



Risk Takers

Risk Takers

They need stimulation and will take undue risks to get it. They often find "normal" tasks quite boring and often have trouble holding down a job.

Pathological Liars

Pathological Liars

They'll lie just for the sake of it, and it won't just be the big stuff.



Manipulators

Manipulators

They have a way of trying to control and manipulate the people around them, because they simply get off on being able to do it. Whether they're lying and cheating or simply appealing to a weakness and playing to that, it's all just a game.

Lack Of Empathy

Lack Of Empathy

When their actions inevitably hurt someone, they lack empathy and only really show remorse when they feel like they should pretend to be sorry in order to keep playing the game.



Callousness

Callousness

As an extension on the previous point, they don't care about people's feelings at all and will often say very rude or inappropriate things, even picking on someone for no reason other than they can.

Lack Control

Lack Control

They're impulsive and tend to find it too much to control themselves in certain situations. They'll show annoyance or anger at some of the little, seemingly insignificant things in life, simply because they don't know how to take stock of the situation and keep themselves in check.



Impulsiveness

Impulsiveness

They'll act irresponsibly with a credit card or they might find it difficult to get to work on time consistently. They don't think too much in to the consequences of what they do.

Irresponsible

Irresponsible

Further to the previous point, they're just downright irresponsible. They find it very difficult to hold down a job or keep any promise they make.



Denial

Denial

A psychopath will deny all wrongdoing for as long as it is humanly possible to do so.

Parasitic

Parasitic

They'll latch on to somebody and play the game, all the while using them for their money, or some sort of other personal gain.



Promiscuous

Promiscuous

They will often have one-night stands and seek superficial gratification over intimate, more long-term relationships. Unless, of course, the long-term relationship provides them with that gain we talked about in the previous point.

Maybe They Were Bullies

Maybe They Were Bullies

If you or someone you know was a bully at school, it doesn't automatically make you a psychopath (nor does any single trait on this list, by itself). But it's true that psychopaths are often bullies during their younger years.



Goals....

Goals....

They tend to either, not have any long-term goals whatsoever, or they have them but they're so impossibly unrealistic that they come across as absolute dreamers.

Won't Accept Responsibility

Won't Accept Responsibility

They will rarely admit faults and wrong doing, meaning that they never really grow as a person and always point a finger outwards rather than in.



If They Do Get Married...

If They Do Get Married...

If a psychopath does fake intimacy for long enough to get married (or find somebody damaged enough to allow it), they usually end up getting divorced after not long, and may even have a string of short-term marriages.

Juvenile Delinquency

Juvenile Delinquency

They may act up in their youth and get in to trouble for a whole bunch of different things. But it's a fair bet that they didn't actually get caught for everything the did, given their cunning powers of manipulation.



Breach Of Parole

Breach Of Parole

When they are caught, sent to jail, and finally released, a psychopath will have huge trouble trying to adhere to the conditions of their parole, and are usually put back inside. Or they could just disappear completely.

Many Crimes

Many Crimes

Most psychopaths who become criminals will have a strong element of criminal versatility. There's a great chance they've been done for a variety of different crimes, or maybe they love to proudly tell stories of the crimes they have committed.