Survivors of abuse often will note characteristics about their abusers that were similar to other abusers they have encountered. Sometimes those characteristics are things that can be noticed early on, before the abuse starts or escalates. These are warning signs of abusers, and they are worth thinking about so next time you are on a date you'll know what signs to watch out for. In this thread, our users share their own experiences with an abuser's personality traits.
When the signs aren't so clear-cut -- experiences with abusers' personality traits