Warning: the superficial abuser lacks empathy for others and experiences limited emotional responses.
If you question his apathetic response, he will either blame his lack of expression on machismo, avoid expressing emotion by giving lavishly, expensive gifts in their place, or he may even demonstrate his talent for faking the desired response EARLY WARNING SIGN #3: MINOR JEALOUSY.
they need to feel better than someone else to feel okay about themselves.
They need to point out ways in which they are smarter, more sensitive, or more talented than others.
This abuser claims to have fallen “heads over heels in love” with you, suggests it was “love at first site,” and believes you are soul mates.