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 [...]

Psychopaths as Lovers

Some of the women who comment on lovefraud.com, as well as many of those interviewed by Sandra L. Brown, M.A. in Women Who Love Psychopaths state that psychopaths make good lovers. When you read [...]

What do psychopaths feel?

So far I’ve asked you to imagine a person who lacks empathy for others and the capacity to feel any emotion deeply. I’ve asked you to imagine a person who is plagued by restlessness and boredom [...]

Poverty of Emotions

General Poverty in Major Affective Reactions A psychopath lacks much more than empathy for others in his emotional repertoire. He also lacks the capacity to experience any kind of emotion that [...]

Pathological Egocentricity and Incapacity for Love

Clinically speaking, narcissism constitutes what Cleckley calls a “pathological egocentricity and incapacity for love.” Narcissists are so self-absorbed that they can’t envision the needs and [...]

The Psychopath’s Antisocial Behavior

If lying about who they are and what they plan to do with their lives were their only crime, psychopaths wouldn’t be quite so dangerous. Unfortunately, their lies often serve far worse [...]

The Psychopath’s Rhetorical Games

Having analyzed why psychopaths lie and why their lies are harmful to those they dupe, I’ll now examine the psychopath’s strategies of lying. The more informed we are about their pathology, the [...]

Why do Psychopaths Lie?

Psychopaths lie pathologically about pretty much everything: their past, their present and their future. Whatever lies you discover about the psychopath in your life are likely to be just the tip [...]

It pays to be infamous

I’m not alone in thinking that the NOT GUILTY verdict in the Casey Anthony trial, the young woman accused of killing her young daughter Caylee–like that of the O. J. Simpson trial before it–was a [...]

Reconciling with a psychopath

Many of the victims who are tempted to get back together with a psychopath have a nostalgia for the luring phase. They don’t dream of getting back with a serial cheater, a pathological liar and a [...]