If these sound familiar... then leave that evil person!
They enjoy the misfortune of others.
The malevolent ways of evil people often leave them so twisted and turned around on the inside that they feel good when they see misfortunate. It might be a disaster on the news or a dramatic situation in front of them. They seem to delight in misfortune, to relish the bad feelings of other people. All the times that an evil person has been hurt in their life falls away when bad things happen to other people. The real danger here is that they could create bad situations for you and others in their life in order to be able to enjoy the misfortunate that they create. It is important to recognize who they are before terrible things happen to you and the people they love.
They have control issues.
Evil people have this in common: they're controlling. But it's not all about controlling you. They often feel downright uncomfortable and powerless if they aren't in control of every aspect of their lives. Malevolent people are often so cruel to the world and to the people around them that they can't entrust any part of their lives to another person. Because of this obsession, they can come off as polite, concise, and punctual. But when you let them get closer, they start controlling your life too, making you just like them. Defying the wishes of an evil person doesn't always result in outright evil actions back to you. It may feel subtle. Not a slap to the face but a kick to the heart.
They are habitually dishonest.
Let's be real. Everyone lies. We all do it. Some are little lies, others are big, big lies. But while everyone lies, not everyone is a liar. A liar is a real special breed. They lie pathologically, constantly, and sometimes without even realizing it. An evil liar will often lie so much that their lies are what form their reality. In living a life of lies, their own minds become prisoners to their own evil behaviors.
You feel strange around them.
It's been pretty well-demonstrated that each of our bodies emit an energy field. Why that is, we're not totally clear on. It could serve as an intuitive defense system. But in the same way that if you eat bad food, it shows on your skin; if you're evil on the inside, it shows up in your energy field. This might be why evil people give you a creepy feeling without them having actually done anything evil to you at all. Who they are on the inside can be picked up in their subtle energy field by your energy field. Often times, one of the surest signs a person is evil is that you just don't feel right around them. You get creepy feelings and can't quite put your finger on it.
They mislead you.
Controlling reality is what gives an evil person most of their power. In doing so, they're able to make it conform to their petty wants and desires. This is why evil people have a tell: they mislead you into thinking one way or another about them, about the people in your life already, and about yourself. This misleading can come in many different forms, like misquoting, lying, or stretching the truth and twisting the facts. The end result is a world of their creation and a world that you have trouble understanding or believing in. This is one way to spot an evil person, especially a sly one: look for ways they mislead others. If you see it, go the other direction right away.
They lack remorse.
Let's cover what we've talked about so far: Evil people are controlling. They're liars. They delight in misfortune. They make you feel weird on the inside. You know the worst part about it all? They aren't ever sorry for the things they do and the way they make you feel. Evil people truly have no remorse. If you press them on the fact that they're unapologetic for their malevolent behavior, they'll deflect, push it off onto you, and gaslight you into thinking the reality you know to be true isn't actually true. In reality, all they want to do is maintain their current quality of life by controlling you, and an apology would indicate fallibility.
They are cruel.
So far, we've talked about evil people and the subtle ways they express their inner malevolent desires. Not all evil people like to be sly about it. Some choose to be outward with it. And one way they do so is through cruelty. This can come in the form of getting into fights, hurting their loved ones — their spouses, their children, their friends, or even hurting animals. Evil people are often victims of the prisons they've built for themselves, which is why they take so much joy out of misfortune and pain. It dulls the pain they each have inside of their hearts. But that doesn't mean you justify it or stick by evil people.
They lack responsibility.
An evil person has no sort of a moral compass. They'll do as they please and will never feel responsible for the pain they have caused to others. If they sense any sort of blame coming their way, they'll start redirecting it immediately. They love to shift the blame to others and have no understanding of what an apology is. They think apologizing is for the weak. They'd much rather make you apologize for THEIR mistakes.
Their friends and family warn you.
A lot of the time one of the first signs that a person is truly evil is if their "friends" and family issue you warnings. They might talk about an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend who ran from them. They might casually dismiss the problems with previous relationships and make excuses for the evil person in their lives. This is a sort of manipulation, but it can also be seen as a warning sign of impending disaster. In a sense, these people are telling you that something is wrong and that it's your responsibility to do something about it. Other times, the people in their lives will outright tell you that the evil person is not healthy and that you should avoid them at all costs.
They are bad friends.
If an evil person comes to your assistance, know that they are doing it for a purpose. In other cases, they will only be there when things are going well for you. Once things start to go sour, they're nowhere to be found.
They are racist, sexist, homophobic, or are bigots.
Evil thrives when the good are divided. This has made some of the evilest people in the world — from Hitler to Stalin to Osama bin Laden — so wildly successful. They've taken the petty differences between people and used it to sow larger and larger rifts that end up in disaster. Often, they use bigotry, homophobia, sexism, racism, and fascism, in general, to keep good people apart, and to breed more evil people in the world. We won't mince words here: white supremacists are evil. Racists are evil.
Evil people are just as capable of showing kindness as any malevolent behavior, but what truly sets them apart is the price that comes with their kindness. Often times, evil people will be kind to you only to get something they need from you later, be it money, sex, subservience, or worse. Make it clear if they try to manipulate you based on their past kindness that kindness doesn't come with a price tag. You don't need any motivation or incentivization to do the right thing and to be kind to one another. Truly kind people are kind without the expectation of getting anything in return.
They belittle you.
One of the worst manipulations of an evil person is the emotional manipulations. Usually, this comes in the form of being belittled. Belittling comes in a lot of different forms too. It can be playing the victim when you haven't done anything wrong. Ridiculing your appearance, your body, your interests, your hopes, your hobbies, your goals, your friends, your house, your dreams — anything really can be belittled in the eyes of an evil person. Don't let malevolent people change your opinion of yourself and the decisions you've made. Simply say, "I'm sorry you aren't happy with that part of my life, but it is important to me." And that's that.
They confuse and conflict.
In the same way that evil people use the aforementioned tactics to split up good people, they'll utilize chaos, confusion, and conflict to their benefit. The more scattered, scared, and unsure you are, the more power they're going to have over you. You can fight back against this by being level-headed and secure in yourself, even when you don't fully understand what's going on in your life and your world. Often times, evil people are the ones who are putting all that confusion and conflict into your life in the first place. Don't fall into their trap. No matter what's happening, keep a cool demeanor.
They lead double lives.
Malevolent people will never reveal their true lives to you. Saying they lead double lives is a huge understatement. They lead hundreds of lives. They are whoever they need to be to get what they want. They are a different person to everyone. They have a well-devised history and image they are trying to portray. The only common thing about all of them is that no one truly knows who they are.
They don't have boundaries.
Evil people are persistent, gregarious, intense, clingy, and fake. In a lot of ways, they're like boomerangs. No matter how hard you throw them out of your life, they always wind up circling back around to you. But only if you let them. You see, an evil person will try and manipulate you into opening the door and letting them back in. But there are dire consequences to doing this, and a malevolent person will gladly take off their jacket, kick off their shoes, and park themselves in front of the TV if you let them back in (so to speak).