Psychopaths often have low self-discipline in carrying tasks through to completion because they get bored easily.
They fail to work at the same job for any length of time, for example, or to finish tasks that they consider dull or routine.
Thus she doesn’t leave the relationship early and becomes even more bonded and involved with the psychopath, and even more convinced her help is needed, despite escalating troubling behavior on his part. “They’re looking for someone very compassionate who is willing to problem solve, who will be all ‘oh that’s terrible, oh my god, you should get some help,’ because that woman has to get hooked into their storyline and be willing to rescue their ass over and over again.
The woman who says ‘good luck with that’ — he’s not going to be chasing her into a corner.” Women who are codependent tend to be reliable, emotionally mature and take charge.
You probably do it on a weekly, or even a daily basis.Not all sociopaths are violent or inclined toward murder or violence. “They don’t feel guilt and disgust like the rest us, and they tend not to learn from punishment,” adds Coakley. Robert Hare, emeritus professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, developed a psychopathy checklist -- a diagnostic tool used by psychiatrists today to help identify psychopathic traits -- based on his research with criminals in prison. Someone who ranks a 3 on all 20 trains would receive a score of 60 and would probably receive a longer stay in prison. So the next time you’re on a Tinder date or making chitchat with that pizza-stealing bastard, you can whip out your checklist to determine if, in fact, this person is a psychopath.