Charm and the Psychopath

Charm and the Psychopath

One mustn’t look into the abyss, because there is at the bottom an inexplicable charm which attracts us. ~ Gustave Flaubert Charm. What is it, and why is the charm of the psychopath so powerful?  I’m not sure where the following description of charm came...
Freedom From the Psychopath

Freedom From the Psychopath

     “All things human hang by a slender thread; and that which seemed to stand strong suddenly falls and sinks in ruins” ~Ovid The illusion of the psychopath “standing strong” can’t last. Cracks appear in his mask of smoke and mirrors....
Traits of the Psychopath’s Victim

Traits of the Psychopath’s Victim

  Do you have traits that make you vulnerable to psychopathic manipulation? There are certain traits we may have that make us more likely to be victimized by psychopaths. This in no way suggests a victim is to blame — the predator is clearly the one to...
How to Tell if You’re Being Manipulated

How to Tell if You’re Being Manipulated

Emotional manipulation can be so subtle and undercover, it can control you for quite a while before you figure out what’s happening, if you ever do. Some manipulators are highly skilled. They’re described by some as puppet masters, and you could become an...
Vulnerability and the Psychopath

Vulnerability and the Psychopath

Psychopaths can easily spot a vulnerable person. They have an uncanny ability to look at a you and tell if you’re a potential victim, one who will easily succumb to their mind games and provide them with what they need. Vulnerability is defined as being “capable...