Psychopathic Stare & 5 More Non-Verbal Cues That Betray a Psychopath

Psychopaths are, by their nature, devious and cunning, inveigling their way into our lives, often leaving us worse off. Quite often we find out about their psychopathic nature after they’ve left a trail of destruction. But there might be a way of detecting them through their body language. One way…

Parasitic Lifestyle: Why Psychopaths & Narcissists Prefer to Live Off Other People

When I think about psychopaths and narcissists, I conjure up a certain image. There is the cold, manipulative psychopath and then the self-absorbed, entitled narcissist. As for their lifestyles, psychopaths need power and control and narcissists crave admiration. That is a basic summary of their character traits I know. However,…

7 Signs of a Machiavellian Personality

If you have ever watched a true-crime programme or been interested in deviant personalities, then you are familiar with certain personality traits. We often hear of the narcissist or the psychopath, but we rarely hear about the Machiavellian Personality.   Yet, Machiavellism forms a third of the Dark Triad, along with…

Are Intelligent Women Less Likely to Fall for Psychopaths and Narcissists?

Do you think you would ever fall for a psychopath or narcissist? Most intelligent women think they wouldn’t. But skilled manipulators target all kinds of people. So can your smarts outwit a predator? Let’s find out. How Likely Is It for Intelligent Women to Fall for Psychopaths and Narcissists? We…

Sadistic Tendencies Are Pretty Common – How to Spot Them in People You Know

We’ve all heard about psychopaths, serial killers and sociopaths. Those of us who are interested in deviant behaviour know what makes up the Dark Triad. And we could probably reel off more than a few character traits from Hare’s Checklist of Psychopathy. But what about sadism? Where does that rank…