Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Symptoms of a Sociopath

The Symptoms of a Sociopath

  • Irresponsibility/Unreliability

  • Not concerned about wrecking others' lives and Dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.
  • Promiscuous Sexual Behavior/Infidelity

  • Promiscuity, child sexual abuse, rape and sexual acting out of all sorts.
  • Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle

  • Tends to move around a lot or makes all encompassing promises for the future, poor work ethic but exploits others effectively.
  • Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility

  • Changes their image as needed to avoid prosecution. Changes life story readily.

Antisocial Personality Disorder results in what is commonly known as a Sociopath. The criteria for this disorder require an ongoing disregard for the rights of others, since the age of 15 years. Some examples of this disregard are reckless disregard for the safety of themselves or others, failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors, deceitfulness such as repeated lying or deceit for personal profit or pleasure, and lack of remorse for actions that hurt other people in any way. Additionally, they must have evidenced a Conduct Disorder before the age of 15 years, and must be at least 18 years old to receive this diagnosis.There are many symptoms of a sociopath.
People with this disorder appear to be charming at times, and make relationships, but to them, these are relationships in name only. They are ended whenever necessary or when it suits them, and the relationships are without depth or meaning, including marriages. They seem to have an innate ability to find the weakness in people, and are ready to use these weaknesses to their own ends through deceit, manipulation, or intimidation, and gain pleasure from doing so.
They appear to be incapable of any true emotions, from love to shame to guilt. They are quick to anger, but just as quick to let it go, without holding grudges. No matter what emotion they state they have, it has no bearing on their future actions or attitudes.
Keep in mind that sometimes a sociopath, if they think it will benefit them, will cry, plead for forgiveness and look sorrowful. Don't believe this for a moment! Remember, most sociopaths do not have a conscience and acting remorseful is an act. They can quickly turn on and off their emotions at the drop of a hat!If the sociopath you're dealing with is a sibling or parent, be on your guard; however, there may come unique times when the door might open for decent, upfront dialogue that could lead to solid resolution and an 'enlightening' moment when he or she may see that their behavior is rude, negative and abusive. Be careful of the symptoms of a sociopath. This 'enlightening' moment may bring about a better relationship or it may just be another subversive tactic. Let your 'conscience' be your guide. It you feel that they are just 'playing' with your mind, then ignore it and move on but if their behavior improves a bit, be happy with the improvement but continue on with your life, knowing that such improvements are fleeting.

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