They will purposefully work to make you feel uncomfortable around the people you used to feel most comfortable with.
They want you to be dependent on them and loyal only to them.
examines the scientific research on psychopaths - and a guide to spotting one in your life, including your relationships.'When a psychopath first meets a new potential victim, they need to test them for exploitability.
They will do this with an emotional hook aimed at gauging an emotional response,' the author wrote in his book.
You will feel isolated, insecure, insane, shocked and empty.
This is an extract from Taming Toxic People: The Science of Identifying and Dealing With Psychopaths At Work and At Home by David Gillespie.
Have you ever found yourself walking on eggshells around the person you're sharing a bed with?
Sure, they drove a cr***y car but that is because they really LOVED that particular model, not because they didn't have the money to buy a new one.As a result, you feel constant anxiety about your relationship.They will work hard to cut you off from your friends and family.Once you are hooked, they will start keeping company with other people – these are new potential partners.They do this to remind you that you are lucky to have them and that they have plenty of other options.
When someone asks me what one is, I mention the Max Branning character in East Enders. But he’s focused on fulfilling his own desires to the expense of all who cross his path.