How To Spot A Sociopath

How To Spot A Sociopath

 

10. Read Their Face.

Faces tell a lot about personality. Every feature in the face has some story to tell. If one is careful about face readings, then it’s easy to distinguish between a normal person and sociopath. Eyes are a good way to know the mental state of a person.

 

11. See If The Person Has Few Real Friends.

Though not everyone gets lucky in the friends lottery, your guard should go up if the person has virtually no real friends. He or she may have lackeys, people who hang around him just to get bossed around, or people who hover around him to try to mooch off of him, but try to see if the person has any meaningful connections with people. If the person has almost no friends, then there’s a high chance that there’s something wrong with him or her, unless he’s very shy or has another compelling reason to lack friends. This goes for family members, too. If the person isn’t in touch with any family members and never talks about them, there may be a problem, too. Of course, that person may have other reasons for not talking to these people, such as having a difficult childhood.Look for a lack of connection to the past. If the person has virtually no friends from high school, college, or any past part of his or her life, then he or she may be a sociopath as well. Once exposed, or they find a more ideal target or victim, they move on. Their wish is to wreak havoc on peoples lives.

 

12. See If The Person Likes To Isolate You.

Sociopaths like to meet people and to move fast and come in close. This is so you don’t have a chance to pull back or change your mind. You may find that, after just a few weeks, the sociopath is acting very intensely around you, if you’re romantically involved. He or she may even make you feel like you’re soul mates because he or she is so good at reading people that he or she can say exactly what you want to hear. The Sociopath likely has determined you have an unmet need or dream to be in a close relationship, and they consider it a good opportunity to wear a mask that fits that need or dream. Ultimately, the sociopath will want to have you all to him or herself instead of “sharing” you with the world.[5]

If you’re dating, the sociopath will quickly try to get you to stop hanging out with your friends, because he or she will feel threatened by them. He or she will make excuses for not hanging out with your friends, saying things like, “They don’t really get you like I do” or “They never gave me a chance,” or, “They are just turning you against me because they don’t like me”. They play the victim to the extreme, and try to elicit empathic protection from their target. Trying to make you feel like you are the only one who can save him or her, and that you should spend all of your time with him or her, and listen only to him or her.

 

13. See If The Person Is Immature.

Sociopaths do not learn from their mistakes and repeat the same ones again and again. Therefore, they do not grow or develop as much as other people do. Look for immature behavior that may be hidden underneath the person’s veneer of charisma and charm. Here is some behavior to look for:

  • Extreme selfishness. The person may want everything for him or herself at any cost. With this comes an unwillingness to share.
  • A huge ego. The person may be so obsessed with him or herself that he or she doesn’t care for others at all.
  • Neediness. The person may want you to be there for him or her whenever you are wanted.
  • Unready for responsibilities. The person may not be prepared or able to deal with or be given any form of meaningful responsibility. They will either pass any work off onto others and take credit whilst excusing failure, or will avoid responsibility entirely.

 

Part Two of Two: Getting Away

1. Don’t Give Them Anything They Want From You.

When dealing with sociopaths be as boring as possible to not feed the sociopath’s need for excitement. Sociopaths are easily bored. This includes not giving them emotional entertainment. Remain calm when talking to them. Don’t get excited or argue with them. Also pretend that you have nothing that the sociopath may want. Pretend that you lost your money, had your things already stolen, etc. Whatever it is that you provide for them, find an excuse – in a non-emotional, non-confrontational way – to not be able to provide it anymore.

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