(e.g., They will treat a stranger better than their spouse if it makes them look powerful and a source of envy). " This form of manipulation is often implemented when they interact with empathic individuals.When we have compassion for someone, we are primed to excuse their transgressions.Examples include (but not limited to) cheating, lying, copyright infringement, stealing, harassment, stalking, or punishing anyone that stands in the way of their goals.Shallow and superficial emotions Their superficial interactions are often stellar and far exceed their capacity for deep relationships.When a problem cannot be wiggled out of with deception, then Grooming New partners are groomed rather than courted.The difference is that one is a game or ploy (grooming) while the other approach attempts to make a genuine connection.Many with psychopathy have a grooming stage when they are pursuing a new partnership. Their kindness, attention, money, time, trips, and presents come with strings attached.
It is important to note that this is not a list of diagnostic criteria of psychopathy. No—I hate you." After the honeymoon stage, they are often disinterested, disrespectful and abusive."I am superior to you." Individuals with psychopathy often convey to their mate that they are superior and their partner is not good enough. Some will introduce their partner to a roller-coaster style relationship (break up, and then reunite - repeat).(e.g., "You're stupid," too emotional," fat," insecure," always holding on to the past,"paranoid," crazy.") Within relationships of this type, their partners often feel inferior, worthless or 'less than.' Their mates are often kept off balance chasing after what they think will appease the disordered partner. For many involved with a psychopath, the disrespect immediately shifts into abuse and creates a traumatic relationship for their victim."I'm never responsible for anything bad that happens or anything bad I have done.That's the rule." Externalizing blame is quite common for individuals with this personality style.This, of course, poses a problem, given that relationships of all types, require cooperation and at times submission or contrition. Memory, concentration, attention, motivation and organization may begin to feel compromised.