This is called the “pity play” and, according to Martha Stout, author of the Sociopath Next Door, it’s potentially the single biggest red flag.

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In an interview with the psychologist Sue Stone, Psy D, explained that “[Psychopaths] have a parasitic lifestyle—they live off people." If you feel like you’re giving a lot of yourself to your partner, it could be that he's sucking the life from you.

Have you watched her lie to another human being—even if it was just a white lie—without blinking, and cool as a cucumber? If you notice your partner unflinchingly and convincingly distorting the truth, it's only a matter of time before she starts deceiving you, too. Being idealized by a psychopath is infatuation on steroids.

But that stage doesn't last: In an article for , clinical neuropsychologist Rhonda Freeman, Ph D, noted that psychopaths exhibit a "predictable cyclical style" of relationships: "They idealize, devalue, and then discard their partners, with no concern for the pain they leave behind." There’s nothing to argue about because he agrees with you on everything, from life goals to takeout orders. As Adelyn Birch, author of Psychopaths and Love, describes it, “psychopaths are able to so perfectly mirror you and figure out your needs and desires that they appear to be the perfect person for you.” Seems totally romantic until you realize it’s totally creepy.

This feels amazing, so of course you want it to be normal. Two non-psychopathic human beings will, once in a while, disagree and even fight. Because it's natural to have different opinions, emotions, likes, and dislikes. RELATED: 10 Subtle Signs of Bipolar Disorder Has your boo had the worst luck?

Based on my experience, these are 10 signs your partner may not be who you think.

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Psychopaths “love-bomb” their targets to manufacture a false sense of intensity and intimacy.

In Psychopath Free, Jackson Mac Kenzie explains the tactic: "[Love-bombing] quickly breaks down your guard, unlocks your heart, and modifies your brain chemicals to become addicted to the pleasure centers firing away.

Invariably, others are betrayed, deceived, and emotionally (perhaps financially) injured.