For years, scientists have known that psychopaths’ brains are different from normal ones. Brain scans show reduced activity in areas that regulate impulses, emotions, aggression, and morality.
But since you probably don’t have brain scans at your disposal, there are some other ways to tell if you might be dealing with a real-life psychopath.
A new study examining existing literature on psychopaths discovered that they may be detected through subtle differences in the way they hold conversations. Here are nine specific communication patterns psychopaths use:
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