Women Who Choose Psychopaths

Sandra L. Brown, M.A. published a very informative book on the psychological profile of the women who love psychopaths, to which I’ve alluded frequently in previous chapters. It’s called, [...]

Literary Psychopaths

Benjamin Constant’s Adolphe There have been a number of great novels written about seducers, some of which are about psychopathic seducers in particular. Of course, the tantalizing tales of Don [...]

Artistic Psychopaths: The Case of Picasso

Gilot and Picasso For those who admire his art, Pablo Picasso exemplifies the greatest and most innovative artist of the twentieth century. But even those who don’t still view him as one of the [...]

Idealize, Devalue and Discard

The Process of Psychopathic Seduction: Idealize, Devalue and Discard Having relied upon Joseph Carver’s insights to describe the red flags in a relationship with a psychopath, now I’ll rely upon [...]

The Warning Signs of Dangerous Relationships

The most important self-defense against psychopathic seducers consists of recognizing the initial warning signals so that you can escape the relationship early on, hopefully before you’re [...]

The Crimes of Drew Peterson

The Case of Drew Peterson It may seem strange that I’m choosing to open my discussion of psychopaths as lovers and, more generally, of the process of psychopathic seduction itself, by revisiting [...]

The Mask of Sanity

Psychopaths Wear a Mask of Sanity We’ve now reached Cleckley’s last symptom of psychopathy. So far we’ve seen that a psychopath’s qualities are fake. A psychopath appears to be rational, [...]

Psychopaths and Failure

Psychopaths and Boredom/Failure to Follow any Life Plan Given that psychopaths tend to be bright individuals who have the ability to focus intensely on their goals, one wonders why they’re not [...]

Sex addiction in Psychopaths

Psychopathy and Sex Addiction Neil Entwistle pretended to be a perfect husband. After marrying Rachel, he posted their wedding and honeymoon pictures on a website dedicated to their relationship. [...]

Psychopaths and Passion

In the previous section, I explained that psychopaths can’t love in the normal sense of having genuine empathy for others. But they can, and do, fall in love. Now I’d like to delve more deeply [...]