The Big List of Psychopathy Characteristics
Quote from “Without Conscience,” by Dr. Robert Hare
Dr. George Simon
appears in some of the comments I get from readers on my website. I hear from people regularly who tell me there is no way they will ever be able to protect themselves from another psychopathic victimization. They feel powerless and hopeless, at the mercy of fate or luck or the benevolence of those who cross their paths. After all, they say, psychopaths are so powerful, so crafty, so…Not Really Human. This belief is dangerous because when you imbue them with other-worldly power, you become powerless against such a force.
One day the psychopath I was involved with smiled broadly and said,
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 thought it had happened to me. Most victims report feeling like they finally met their true love, and they describe the connection as powerful and intense. This nearly universal experience marks the beginning of psychopathic abuse on a personal, one-on-one level. (more…)
~ Gustave Flaubert