You may often hear about psychopaths, but how about sociopaths? Both psychopath and sociopath are personality disorders that we occasionally find around us. A sociopath has almost similar traits as a psychopath, they both have poor inner sense of what's right and what's wrong. They also can't seem to understand what it feels like to be in someone else's position, cause they hardly care about anyone else's feelings. Compared to a psychopath, a sociopath still has a conscience, a little voice that tells the person of what they're doing. If a person is doing wrong, there's still a part of them that reminds them not to do that.
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But chances are you've met a sociopath — after all, according to Harvard psychologist Martha Stout, author of The Sociopath Next Door , one in every 25 people is a sociopath. With so many alleged sociopaths around, and with their charming nature, it can be hard to know one when you see them. A standard trait of a sociopath is that they are charming and gregarious people. They know exactly what to say to everyone to get them to like them. That's probably why you were drawn to them in the first place. Be careful: Because a charming people-person isn't necessarily indicative of a sociopath, you should look out for other signs, too. Sociopaths lack empathy so if you get upset with them, they have a hard time understanding why.
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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. Everything seems to make sense.
Dealing with toxic people, in general, is hard enough, but being in a relationship with them is probably one of the worst experiences one can have. Unfortunately, many of these people — narcissists, sociopaths or, even worse, narcissistic sociopaths — are masters of manipulation and can be extremely clever when it comes to luring their victims. Some of the warning signs below may appear before you jump into a committed relationship with a toxic person.