Shame: A Festering Wound of the Soul

Shame: A Festering Wound of the Soul

Shame.   It’s the core of our experience with a psychopath. We experience shame when we’re with a psychopath, and we experience shame when it’s over. Psychopaths are experts at shaming us in so many ways.  Even after they’re gone, the...
Fear and Manipulation: Perfect Together

Fear and Manipulation: Perfect Together

Creating fear is the best way to set someone up for manipulation.   Fear is a primal human state. It begins in childhood. Even if no real danger exists, we fear monsters hiding under the bed or in the closet. Fear robs us of our ability to think rationally....
What Ebola Can Teach Us About Psychopaths

What Ebola Can Teach Us About Psychopaths

For the past few days,   I’ve wanted to write a post about those suffering with the Ebola virus and the very brave people who help them. Since this is a blog about psychopaths, I needed to find a way to connect them. I found my answer this morning when I went to...
Psychopathic Seduction Secrets, Revealed!

Psychopathic Seduction Secrets, Revealed!

    WHAT MAKES PSYCHOPATHS SUCH LEGENDARY SEDUCERS?  Finally, here they are… Seduction Secrets of the Psychopath   ♥ Psychopaths have a grandiose, unshakable, pathological sense of self-confidence. ♥ They feel no fear, so they have no...
Falling Into a Parallel Universe

Falling Into a Parallel Universe

Psychopathy is the best-kept secret.  It’s a wildly popular subject, and it has been for a while. Psychopathic characters pop up everywhere. They’re portrayed in movies and on TV. Best-selling books are written about them. In reams of articles, we hear...
The Hidden Vulnerability We All Have, Revealed

The Hidden Vulnerability We All Have, Revealed

We’ve learned there are many things that leave us vulnerable to predatory manipulators. But no discussion of what may make us vulnerable is complete without revealing one vulnerability we all have, but that remains hidden from us. We see others and the world...
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...
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...
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...
The Three Most Powerful Words Should Never Be a Lie

The Three Most Powerful Words Should Never Be a Lie

“I love you” are the three most powerful words ever spoken. They connect, transform and heal. When those words are said but not meant, they are something else entirely; they are implements of harm, and foretell of bad things to come. When “I love you” is a lie, it is...