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Warning Signs

Red flags and warning signs of sociopaths, narcissists, and psychopaths in relationships. These common patterns can help you to identify and avoid similar abuse in the future.

  1. 3 Warning Signs of Hidden Abuse

    Psychological abusers blame your reactions to their abuse, rather than the abuse itself. Then they repeat the abuse so you seem "crazy" for bringing it up.
  2. Top 7 Ways to Spot a Sociopath, Psychopath, or Narcissist

    #2. Manufactured Reactions: Psychopaths intentionally cause chaos and sit back & play innocent while they blame you for reacting.
  3. 5 Things Sociopaths and Narcissists Say to Make You Feel Crazy

    #2: "I hate drama." And yet, you’ll soon come to discover there's more drama surrounding them than anyone you've ever known.
  4. 10 Warning Signs That You're Dealing With a Sociopath, Narcissist, or Psychopath

    Psychopaths spend their lives learning how to mimic normal human emotions, but they don’t actually experience things like compassion and love.
  5. 6 Signs You're Arguing With a Sociopath, Narcissist, or Psychopath

    #1. They lie and make excuses. Everyone messes up every now and then, but psychopaths recite excuses more often than they follow through with promises.
  6. Do Psychopaths Have a "Type"? Sure, Anything With a Beating Pulse

    Psychopaths use different people for different types of supply depending on what they're looking for. We are all just tools to them.
  7. 14 Ways to Know If You're Dating a Psychopath, Sociopath, Or Narcissist

    Most of us will never get the confirmation of an official Cluster B diagnosis but if you spent a significant amount of time...
  8. "All of My Exes are Bipolar / Crazy / Hysterical / Bitter / Jealous / In Love With Me"

    “Crazy” and “Hysterical” are words of invalidation, minimization, and dismissal. They imply that any reaction you display is over-the-top.
  9. 7 Signs of Hypocrites & The People They Target

    Hypocrites are experts at blaming others, while empathetic people are experts at blaming themselves. You absorb their poison and begin to believe it as truth.
  10. Pathological Lying: A Psychopathic Manipulation Tool

    Pathological and compulsive liars have personality disorders, and those disorders can be placed on a psychopathic spectrum. Signs of habitual liars include: