Everyone deals with at least one toxic relationship in their life. If this sounds like you, you could be the problem — and it might be something completely out of your control. You could be a sociopath — and this could explain why your relationships with family, friends, and even co-workers always end badly. Can you relate to these good moments? Mayo Clinic says sociopaths tend to break rules, behave without regard to consequence, and show indifference toward other people.
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Now, imagine dating someone whose brain is wired to see people as chess pieces and life as a game. After all, sociopaths can seem exciting, come off as deliciously deviant, and make great co-conspirators example: that girl with the dragon tattoo. Plus, master manipulators are good at hiding their tracks. A female sociopath is more likely to keep directing the conversation back to a new acquaintance as much as possible. Consequently, your sociopathic date would rather data mine you than discuss her day.
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If your partner exhibits most of the traits on this list, you may be dating a sociopath. We all want to be loved, don't we? Well, no. There are people in the world who don't care about love.
Many people use the word 'sociopath' flippantly to describe people they dislike, but few understand what the term really means. In actual fact, most 'sociopaths' have a form of antisocial personality disorder APD and as a result have zero disregard for what is right and wrong and rarely care about the feelings of others. Research has found that one in every 25 people has the traits of a sociopath so it's entirely possible that you could be dating one and have no idea - especially as they are often charming and highly charismatic. According Harvard psychologist Martha Stout sociopaths aren't all that uncommon with one in every 25 having this type of personality disorder stock image. Source: Psychology Today via Mayo Clinic.