There are people in this world that are truly evil, whether you want to admit it or not. While they might not be as easy to spot as other kinds of people, they are very much present.
For those who find themselves dealing with potentially malevolent individuals or wish to understand the psychology behind such behavior, “The Sociopath Next Door: The Ruthless Versus the Rest of Us” by Martha Stout, Ph.D. is a recommended read. This book delves deep into the minds of those who might lack a conscience and provides insights on how to protect oneself.
Below, I am going to go over some of the signs that might indicate someone is much darker than you think they are. While not all of these things are evil in themselves, combined they make up a special kind of person that loves to twist things around and hurt others. These kinds of people are ones we should avoid like the plague.
14 Signs Someone In Your Life Might Actually Have An Evil Personality:
1. They always keep things from you.
People with evil personalities will never give you the whole truth. They will beat around the bush and withhold information constantly. You just cannot ever get the whole story from them.
2. They never show remorse.
People with evil personalities do not show remorse because they do not feel remorse. They don’t feel bad about things they do or for hurting people in general. They do whatever they think they need to and there is no stopping them.
3. They are irresponsible.
People with evil personalities are not responsible and you cannot count on them for anything at all. The more you ask them to do the less they will end up doing you just cannot win.
4. They manipulate others all the time.
People with evil personalities are super manipulative, they will trick people into doing what they want them to. They do not care what extent they have to go to in order to make things happen.
5. They love to mislead people.
People with evil personalities love to make people confused. They are constantly misleading others and making them think one way when they should be thinking another. They will get your hopes up for nothing time and time again if you allow them to.
Similarly, for those who want to gain an upper hand when dealing with manipulative individuals, “In Sheep’s Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People” by Dr. George K. Simon can be an invaluable guide. It offers tactics and strategies to recognize and handle manipulative behavior effectively.
6. They twist the facts to fit their narrative constantly.
People with evil personalities will always twist things around to make them look better. They will change their stories and make things up so that everything fits. Nothing is ever as it should be with this kind of person.
7. They refuse to accept the truth.
People with evil personalities never truly accept the truth as it is. They refuse to see the world as they should and only see what they want to see. It’s like they live life with wool over their eyes.
People with evil personalities always want to be in control of others. They do not want the people in their lives having any control over their own decisions. Anything that might threaten their sense of control literally tears them apart.
9. They are never there when you’re down in the dumps.
People with evil personalities are never there when you need them. If you’re upset about something, they will not be a shoulder for you to cry on. They are not supportive people and they never will be.
10. They are constantly wasting everyone’s time.
People with evil personalities are always wasting the time of others. They are rude and love playing games. The more you ask, the less you get, and they will joke about things the whole way through.
Finally, recognizing the importance of intuition in detecting sinister intentions, “The Gift of Fear: And Other Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence” by Gavin de Becker emphasizes the power of listening to one’s instincts when faced with potential threats. This book provides insights into understanding fear as a gift and making the most of it for personal safety.
People with evil personalities love seeing others in pain or sad. They like to be on top, and they cannot be on top if everyone is happy and succeeding. Your failures give them strength.
12. You cannot tell them anything without it being spread.
People with evil personalities gossip a lot because they like to spread the negative things about people and never bother with the positive. If someone is making a mistake and they know about it, so will the rest of the world.
13. You feel really weird around them.
People with evil personalities make you feel a bit out of place and uncomfortable. Your intuition is able to pick up on their vibe, even if you don’t understand it. Don’t be afraid to trust your gut, it will never lie to you.
People with evil personalities are always lying. They lie to get ahead, to get things over on others, and to really put people in their ‘place.’ To them, lying is a tool they cannot go without.
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