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They spend more time rationalizing their behavior than improving it. They subtly belittle your intelligence and achievements.
If you point this out, they call you hypersensitive and crazy. Uses social networking to provoke jealousy and rivalries while maintaining their cover of innocence. It’s never happened in any other relationship, but suddenly you’re scrolling back years on their Facebook page and albums. You’re seeking answers to a feeling you can’t quite explain. Surrounds themselves with former lovers and potential mates.
You know them by name, and you know everything about their relationship—at least, your partner's version of events. They have extremely high expectations for fidelity, respect, and adoration. They adopt different personas for different people—transforming their entire personality to match various audiences.
The ex becomes one of the most frequent topics of discussion in your relationship. You find yourself explaining the basic elements of human respect to a full-grown man/woman. After the idealization phase, they will give none of this back to you. It’s always very eerie when they slip and accidentally use the wrong mask for you. Any ex-partner or friend who did not come crawling back to them will likely be labeled jealous, bipolar, an alcoholic, or some other nasty smear. If you’re self-conscious about your looks, they'll call you the sexiest person in the world.
You come to rely on this over-communication as a source of confidence. When devaluing, they use these comparisons to hurt you. They make up lies faster than you can question them.
They will always blame others—it is never their fault. Total absence of anxiety, fear, and worry where there otherwise should be. You write this off as calm and cool, often feeling inferior and over-sensitive because you have normal human emotions. Insults you with a condescending, joking sort of attitude. Teasing becomes the primary mode of communication in your relationship.
They don't seem to care when you leave their side—they can just as easily move on to the next source of energy. They withhold attention and undermine your self-esteem.
There are people in the world who don't care about love. You see, sociopaths, at first, don't act like jerks.
They're smooth talkers, always have an answer, never miss a beat. They act like the smartest, richest or most successful people around.
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If your new romantic interest exhibits the following behaviors, be careful. One minute they love you; the next minute they hate you. READ: 5 Signs He's Cheating on You Nothing is ever their fault. They want you to feel sorry for their abusive childhood, psychotic ex, incurable disease or financial setbacks.
One or two traits don't mean much, but if you see most or all of them, you might be dating a sociopath. If you feel intense attraction, if your physical relationship is unbelievable, it may be their excess testosterone.