A bloody monster lies within their soul. Their spirit is guided by dark vigor which destroys everything showing on its path. A never-ending path created by manipulation, tortures, poison, lies… All of them for the sake of their hunger for power and control.
Narcissists, sociopaths, psychopaths…all of them seem to appear normal, even charming…at least on first sight.
The question is: How can you identify these toxic people who tend to hide their real identity?
Here are 8 traits Narcissists, Sociopaths, Psychopaths share.
1. They possess a superficial charm
Narcissists, Sociopaths, Psychopaths will sweep you off your feet.
They know how to please you. These toxic people will act like being innocent and good-hearted. They will tell you sweet words, buy presents, lead you through their exciting stories full of adventures.
They will make you feel special; They will give you the whole world, and then, make you feel like you are worth nothing. Like the only thing you deserve is their manipulation.
2. They make you see them as perfect
When a toxic person enters your life, they do everything to leave a good impression. They tend to make you see them as perfect. Later, they show their true face.
However, you can’t accept their manipulative face like that because you already created a picture in your mind; because you already see them as perfect.
This is called cognitive dissonance. Your mind struggles to accept their fakeness. Toxic people make you suffer from self-doubt.
3. They are masterful liars
They manipulate with words so proficiently. They pour poisoning lies every time they want to get something from you.
Even when the truth is obvious, they will deny it; they will cover it with lies. The more they make up stories, the more things get complicated, so truth fades away.
Moreover, these toxic people lie so much that they start to believe in their own lies.
4. They play the victim
Who is capable to create a total chaos more than themselves? They will set the fire, then, watch it burn. So calmly. So peacefully. With a glowing spark of pure enjoyment.
While they act like a victim, you will be the pawn in their well-conducted blame game. They will ALWAYS blame you. It will ALWAYS be your fault.
5. They never apologize
Psychopaths, Narcissists, Sociopaths don’t have a sense of empathy. Therefore, they never feel guilty or ashamed. They don’t feel any regret for what they do to people.
The one and only time a toxic person will apologize is when they want something from you; when they need you to achieve their goals. Or when they want to escape and save themselves from a dangerous situation.
6. They backstab you secretly
A toxic person is not capable of feeling love. Their relationships with people are fake. Toxic people will want you to be their friend if and only if they can use you for their own purpose.
Narcissists, Psychopaths, Sociopaths have no attachment and cannot be loyal. After they use you, you can be immediately replaced by another victim.
7. They feel superior to others
They feel they are better than everyone around them. They think they are always right. Toxic people won’t listen to you because your opinion doesn’t matter.
Their arrogance and rudeness attack your self-confidence, tearing you down. They don’t fear about getting caught doing a crime because they trust their capabilities; they see themselves as smart and unique.
8. They turn people against each other
Toxic people enjoy dramas and scandals. They start the day gossiping about everyone and everything. They know how to twist your perception of other people.
They make you feel suspicious and jealous…even on people you have never met. They make up false stories to have all the eyes on them. They do it because they are attention seekers.
Now, you know. Don’t let them turn your life upside down. Don’t let your fairy tale transforms into their chaotic manipulative game full of lies and fake tears.
Sandy White is a creative writer with a vivid imagination. The power of curiosity leads her to explore people’s inner world which is portrayed in her articles.