Could you spot a sociopath? Sociopaths aren’t always the stereotypical “serial killer type” you might be thinking of. These individuals come in all shapes and sizes. Since sociopaths are experts at presenting themselves as everyday people, they can be very difficult to identify. That is unless you know what to look for, examples, complete disregard for their wives, calling their daughters a bitch, and no respect for their mothers, sex and money are their primary purpose for engagement, liars, and no remorse, there is nothing you can say that would hurt them other than, no to sex or no to money. They listen and learn about all of your strengths and weaknesses, it will be your weakness and your kind heart that they will use to destroy you (that happens when they get bored with you and you become useless) – and later call you the “crazy bitch”.
What Is A Sociopath?l
Sociopathy, also known as an anti-social personality disorder, is a type of chronic mental condition defined by dysfunctional and destructive ways that the individual thinks and acts.
An individual with this personality disorder will typically have no understanding or regard for the distinction between right or wrong. Their treatment of others can best be characterized by a callous indifference; they will antagonize or manipulate others without guilt or remorse.
The causes of personality disorders are not fully understood. They’re thought to be the result of genetic and environmental influences. Some people may have certain genes that make them predisposed to developing the disorder, while certain scenarios might trigger its development.
There is no effective form of treatment once the disorder has been diagnosed, as those affected have zero desire to change. The only treatment is to completely prevent the disorder from developing. This involves working with children who begin to show early signs of personality or conduct disorder. If children reach their teenage years without receiving any form of preventative treatment, it’s almost guaranteed that the disorder will be permanent.
What we can learn from Ted Bundy’s case is that sociopaths aren’t easily identified because they know how to create an inconspicuous persona. At least some of us know an actual sociopath, although we may not even be aware of it. So what signs can we look for?
Sociopaths are manipulative, and they’ll suck the life out of you for their own benefit. In some cases, like that of Ted Bundy, sociopaths can be extremely dangerous; they won’t hesitate to commit a crime to get what they want. If you know someone that fits the following profile, it would definitely be in your best interest to stay far, far away from them!
- Superficial Charm
Sociopaths often appear to be very charming on the surface in order to create a facade. They are very aware of the effect their charm or wit may have on others, as their pretense of likability allows them easily gain people’s trust.
Sociopaths are extremely egocentric, believing that they’re always right and that everyone should agree with their actions and opinions.
- Pathological Lying
Sociopaths will lie, and lie, and lie in order to create a false persona. Lying comes naturally to them because they aim to hide their true motives.
- Manipulative And Cunning
Sociopaths are extremely manipulative, attempting to find and exploit other people’s weaknesses in order to get what they want.
- Shallow Emotions Or None at All
Sociopaths do not genuinely feel emotions. All emotions that they exhibit are intended to fulfill an ulterior motive. Although sociopaths don’t feel emotions, many can fake their emotions, fooling the people around them.
- Lack Of Remorse, Shame, Or Guilt
Sociopaths are infamous for being devoid of these three emotions. They do not feel bad about their actions, even if these actions hurt others.
- Incapable Of Human Attachment
Sociopaths are unable to form genuine relationships with others. They will struggle to make friends or establish romantic relationships. They may form relationships in order to appear normal, but they never experience the feelings that are present in functional, intimate relationships.
- Constant Need For Stimulation
Sociopaths get bored very easily, and they need constant stimulation in their lives. This desire is related to their inherent need for self-gratification. Their need for stimulation can cause to them to take extreme and unnecessary risks that put themselves and others in dangerous situations.
- Lack Of Empathy
They are unable to empathize with others. They are unable to relate to the perspectives or problems of others because they don’t understand how the other person feels. For example, if someone told you a sad story about a family member dying, you would feel empathic to their grief and pain, too. A sociopath, on the other hand, would feel nothing. In fact, lack of empathy exhibited by children could be an indicator of their later onset of antisocial personality disorder.
- Poor Behavioral Controls / Impulsive Nature
Sociopaths will exhibit very short tempers, as well as hostility, irritability, and aggression. They’ll act on their impulses without thinking or caring about any potential consequences. They may behave violently or impulsively, and also may have problems with drug and alcohol use. These characteristics typically make people with antisocial personality disorder unable to fulfill responsibilities related to family, work or school.
- Promiscuous Sexual Behavior / Infidelity
Sociopaths are likely to be unfaithful and promiscuous, which is connected to their tendency to get bored easily. Like we said earlier, they need constant stimulation.
Nothing good can come from having a sociopath in your life, especially in regards to a romantic relationship. The best solution is to simply avoid these people at all costs. Don’t let them con you into thinking that they’re nice and sweet, because they are only embodying a persona. Whoever they are trying to portray doesn’t actually exist.
If you suspect someone of being a sociopath, run your own sociopath test and look to see if they have any of the 11 traits listed.
Deep down, these people are extremely cold-hearted, and they completely lack the full spectrum of human emotion. The only person they care about is themselves. No one else is important to them, and they see all other people as potential targets for their own selfish, deviant actions.
If you have a sociopath in your life put his/her image here and run, I hope this helps someone who finds themselves in the grips of what I want to call a demonic spirit – with that said if you know of one or you think you are are in a relationship with one, walk away and remember they are impervious to any real feelings you can’t hurt them but you can pray and ignore them.
Source: Just a moment… (n.d.). Just a moment… https://www.instantcheckmate.com/crimewire/post/11-signs-of-a-sociopath/