Clues that a female psychopath may be in your midstHaving lived with two psychopaths—a mother and a sister, I am hoping that my personal experience will help others to better understand and protect themselves from women displaying the psychopathic personality disorder. My goal is to sensitize readers to how female psychopaths act and behave in everyday settings. Living with them enabled me to see the entire personality up close over many years—a perspective very different from that of clinicians or researchers.
Female psychopaths seek to destroy and command all attentionThe truth is, she seeks to destroy you however she can. She may undermine your self-esteem using innuendo, or bully you and turn friends and family against you by poisoning your reputation behind your back. There is no end to what she might do to shatter your life. She is a pathological liar who is more cunning and manipulative than the male psychopath.The female psychopath desires to be the center of attention and demands center stage. Listen closely to her style of speech—how she also manages to play the victim. She may shed crocodile tears to play on your sympathy, and the next moment her tears can transform into raucous laughter. Her personality turns on and off like a neon sign.Histrionics and other tacticsDare not challenge her. This could trigger a ballistic response. The psychopathic woman is often known for histrionics and her award-winning performance is convincing enough to persuade her audience to believe her side of the story—even after hearing your side first. She will resort to whatever means necessary to get what she wants and will use any tool possible — including flirtations with your partner, and co-opting through seduction. In the end, she is loyal to no one. She believes she is entitled to everything while it pleases her to give you nothing. She gloats over your misfortune and, while she is gloating, you may even notice a smirk on her face. After all, why should you have more than her! She will steal, or deliberately damage a treasured possession, and if she gets caught, she will never apologize because it is really your fault. As a matter of fact, she distorts all stories in her favor, and blames you for what she does.Driven by envy and personal inadequacyAt her core, she does not like herself. But do not feel sorry for her. No matter what you do for her, no matter what you give her, she will remain ungrateful. She is extremely envious and desires to obtain everything that she wants since she believes she was cheated out of life’s bounty, and it is up to her to even the score.What she wants is impossible to get: How come the movie producers are not banging down her door? How come she does not have the long legs of a Rockette? Mind you, what she wants has no end and brings her no satisfaction. She appreciates nothing. Beware if she offers you gossip as confidential information. She is telling others the same stories which are half-truths or full-blown lies. She is adept at sidling up to people. She will size you up in a moment while you are still trying to figure her out.Incapacity for loveThe most devastating and destructive of her psychopathic traits is her incapacity to love anyone … even her own baby—her own flesh and blood. This intrinsic incapacity spells doom for any relationship.