Dating a psychopath

Unlike bipolar disorder or postnatal depression, people don’t seem to want to admit to having this condition — you won’t see them going on fun‑runs for it or talking about their experiences on morning TV.That’s because for this condition, the stigma is still very much alive and kicking.But unless it’s causing serious problems, then it’s often said they have ‘traits’ of a personality disorder, but not the full‑blown version — where the symptoms are a constant feature that hampers their life.

For some it may be a reactivation of old childhood beliefs.Psychiatrists such as myself see many people with personality disorders and know the pain and distress they can cause.Lots of people have aspects of a personality disorder.For some people, however, the psychopath is too smooth, or is simply playing a role.The psychopath can often talk about any subject as if he were an expert, often even using the jargon.They are arrogant and cocky, they have an opinion on everything and they are always right.


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