You may often joke that your coworker is a psychopath after a day when they particular annoy you or have displayed behaviour you just simply don’t understand but have you ever wondered even you can have those symptoms?
What are the chances that you actually work with with a psychopath?
Things you can watch out for in or be a psychopath.
- Charming Personality: Just like very charismatic people, they are great at making the person they are talking to feel like the centre of the universe.
- Confides in you: Is this person telling you the information you know they shouldn’t be whether it be about their personal life or work? Just Beware in that case.
- Lying is their favourite time-pass: A recent study found that psychopaths are not naturally great liars but they are better at learning to lie than the rest of the population. They make it an art form.
- Doing Umm is their thing: Of course, many of us do but we probably aren’t even aware when we do it but a psychopath actually does this in order to come off more normal and sane.
- They look super confident: There is confident and then there is psychopath confident. According to themselves, they are the greatest person that ever lived and everything they have done is incredible.
- Love to manipulate: You will never win an argument against this person because they are experts when it comes to manipulation, deflection, and deception.
- Slow and quiet: They speak in this neutral tone (every word has equal emphasis) because it gives them more control.
- Emotions are just a mimic: Psychopaths literally are not capable of empathizing with others. If a coworker is upset or even if they just hear an upsetting story they literally cannot exhibit compassion.
- Because and so that: They may seem like your ordinary, run of the mill subordinating conjunctions but they are important because they are associated with cause and effect statements.
- Hate to be bored: Many of us also want instant gratification but psychopaths truly disdain to be bored. They need to be constantly stimulated.
- Thrill-seekers: Impulse control is not really a thing. There is no planning involved. They are total adrenaline junkies and thrill-seekers.