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The man of her dreams turned out to be an emotionally abusive con artist, and she doesn't want that to happen to you. But I do have some firsthand experience dating, and almost marrying, a sociopath.

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No, thanks I hate pretty things. You met at your favorite bar and were immediately dazzled by his charm and confidence—not to mention how fun he is. According to psychologist Martha Stoutsociopaths an Antisocial Personality Disorder characterized by a lack of moral responsibility or social conscience make up 4 percent of the U.

Visions of American Psycho coming to mind? While psychopaths and sociopaths do share some similarities and are often used interchangeablythere are a few notable differences—chiefly that a psychopath has no conscience whereas a sociopath has a weak one, says psychologist L. Michael Tompkins. And you should also know that violence is not a necessary factor in either.

8 s you're in a relationship with a sociopath, from a woman who almost married one

If you think that your partner could be a sociopath, here are the red flags to look out for. Unlike psychopaths who are often very successful at worksociopaths struggle holding down a nine-to-five or anything that requires a long-term commitment to others. A failure to maintain eye contact can be a symptom of someone hiding something or being insecure. It can throw people off-balance, but often in an exciting way that imitates the unsettling feeling of infatuation. Sociopaths are notoriously irresponsible and ignoring financial obligations is a telltale that you could be dealing with one.

Sociopaths are compulsive liars, often employing big promises or excessive language—whether good or bad.

Coming from someone else, this might be a sincere compliment. But a sociopath will often shower their target with compliments to further their agenda which is always personal gain. Kathryn Smerling tells us. Sociopaths often engage in risky behavior like excessive drinking, drug abuse and irresponsible hobbies like compulsive gambling or breaking the law. You had dinner plans forbut your beau is a no-show. Even worse? He then makes you feel guilty about making plans in the first place since you should know how busy he is.

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