generally, it is not until cohabitation that an individual's true personality is revealed. initial appearances can be very deceptive, and what presents as a cute and playful package, can often mask something more sinister. literature supports the profile of an abuser to include a history of harmful early developmental experiences, evidenced by aggressive rearing styles, therefore increasing the risk factors for perpetrating acts of violence.
i had no idea that i was in such close proximity to something so ferocious.
de⋅ni⋅al [di-nahy-uhl] –noun
1. disbelief in the existence or reality of a thing.