When I confronted him, instead of apologizing he exploded and began yelling at ME."After several days of unrelenting insistence that he wasn't cheating, I actually found myself questioning whether I'd made this all up in my head.
When an emotional psychopath knows they have no excuse, they make one up (all the while making you feel like you're the delusional one).
(Whoever came up with the expression “sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me” obviously lacked any ability to harbor feelings.)In short: my ex was an emotional psychopath — a complete sociopath.
When we split after a nearly 8-year marriage, he left with a suitcase packed with pieces of me: my pride, self-worth, hopes, dreams.
This point looks similar to #1, but trust me when I say it’s different. Emotional psychopaths know they don’t have much going for them so they exert control over their victims in an effort to control the way they think.
Jack Levin, Ph D, knows a lot about psychopaths and serial killers.
Even Rader's gory name he created for himself, BTK ("bind, torture, kill") -- is an example of a psychopath's pride in his work.
"There is a stereotypical view that serial killers are loners, antisocial, and unable to maintain any relations, but that's mythology," Levin says."But I keep him amused with cocaine, Formula One, booty calls, and coruscating cross-examination." The phenomenon of psychopathy is so enticing that British journalist also Jon Ronson wrote a book on the psychopaths in our midst."I think my book offers really good evidence that the way that capitalism is structured really is a physical manifestation of the brain anomaly known as psychopathy," says Ronson, author of "The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry" in an interview with But how similar are high-powered (psychopathic) executives to the average Joe? Each of the items in the test is scored on a three-point scale: A value of 0 is assigned if the item does not apply, 1 if it applies somewhat, and 2 if it fully applies.Some mental health professionals believe that Columbine killer Eric Harris showed signs of being what’s termed a fledgling or budding psychopath.Harris was one of the two teenage killers who 10 years ago today went on a school-shooting spree that left 12 students and a teacher dead and about two dozen more injured before they both committed suicide.