The Stranger Across the Kitchen Table

The Stranger Across the Kitchen Table

One day the psychopath I was involved with smiled broadly and said, “We get along great for two strangers, don’t we?” My immediate reaction was one of being completely stunned, which turned quickly into hurt and bewilderment. Strangers? We...
Soul Mates and Psychopaths

Soul Mates and Psychopaths

“Soul mates.” Those are the words victims use to describe the seemingly magical connection they felt in the beginning of a relationship with a psychopath. I didn’t even believe in the concept of soul mates, so I was doubly surprised and amazed when I...
The Mask of the Psychopath

The Mask of the Psychopath

What is the mask of a psychopath? Psychopaths wear a ‘mask’ — a fake persona — to hide who they really are. They construct different masks for different people and situations, and use those masks to manipulate and get what they want. They are...
“I Am Fishead,” A Documentary About Psychopathy

“I Am Fishead,” A Documentary About Psychopathy

  “What the psychopath does is they weave a picture of a person that’s really a dream. It’s a spirit. It’s not real. And you feel like you’ve discovered a soul mate. A deep intimacy. And you’re experiencing one of those rare...
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...