Moreover, the term sociopath is one mostly seen in popular culture- it is not a clinical term. The clinical diagnosis with the closest proximity to the meaning of sociopath is antisocial personality disorder APD , which encompasses behavioral patterns such as disregarding or violating social norms and the law. However, this article will explore some general, even typical characteristics which a sociopath or a person with sociopathic tendencies may exhibit. Hence, awareness will be spread on the issue, enabling people to possess a better understanding of what such behavior may look like and how to potentially protect themselves.
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Of course, all these stereotypes are ridiculously exaggerated. We all feel anti-social sometimes or maybe even a lot of the time. But ASPD is a personality disorder characterized by a complete lack of empathy. That means that a sociopath would:. Not true. Many career professionals are sociopathic. Mothers and fathers are sociopaths.
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What I am, however, is a person who has been in two relationships with sociopaths —one two years long and the second, thankfully, much, much shorter. If I can help at all, I want to make sure that other people do not go through the pain and devastation that I did. And if they have already done so, I hope they will come out the other side with me, knowing that they were not alone and that they have now truly stepped into the light to be rid of these people. We meet someone and you just know.
Dating a sociopath, having any type of relationship with a sociopath, is usually a shallow, confusing, one-sided experience. Unbeknownst to the innocent person about to begin dating a sociopath, she was targeted by him for his personal gain. He'll woo her and sweep her off her feet, and when she decides to date him, she'll think it's her choice. She has no idea that it wasn't her choice at all. The real reason she will date him is hidden to her.