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PROVO, UT - JULY 4: A member of the LGBT youth support group "Encircle", makes a heart shape with her hands as she marches down University Avenue in the Provo Freedom Festival Pre-Parade on July 4, 2018 in Provo, Utah. Encircle was denied access to march in the parade the last two years but after protest and threats to pull public funding from the Freedom Festival, the organizers reversed their decision and allowed Encircle to march in this years parade. This is one of the largest parades in the country to celebrate the 4th of July, drawing over 300,000 people. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

When you start dating someone new, you probably do a preliminary sweep for red flags. If the person seems relatively normal and not like they’re into building bombs in their basement in their spare time, you probably think they’re in the clear. But what if you’re wrong? Science has revealed the real signs you should be looking for that you’re dating a psychopath—it’s more common than you’d think.

  1. THEY LIE MORE THAN THEY TELL THE TRUTH.

Sure, not all pathological liars are psychopaths, but many psychopaths can’t seem to tell the truth to save their lives. They’ll lie about anything and everything under the sun in an attempt to cover up their behavior and achieve whatever psychopathic goals they’ve set. Scary.

  1. THEY’RE WAY TOO CHARMING.

While a little bit of chivalry and charm go a long way in love, there’s something called “too much of a good thing” and this qualifies. If they’re constantly laying it on way too thick, it’s likely because they’re trying to manipulate you because, well, they’re psychotic.

  1. THEIR EGO IS THE SIZE OF TEXAS.

You won’t usually find a psychopath with poor self-esteem. Instead, they tend to have inflated, almost delusional views about themselves and their skills, talents, etc. It’s good to be confident, but psychopaths seem to think they’re gods among men.

  1. THEY TRY TO DESTROY YOUR SELF-ESTEEM.

It’s not enough that they have their heads so far up their own butts that they can’t see the light of day. No, psychopaths often want to elevate themselves even further by putting you down, gaslighting you, and generally making you doubt everything about yourself. Please don’t let them.

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