Dating him

As a result, they are going to be able to work your pity button at every turn.This is a great tactic that they use to cover up their inconsistent stories (#3), explain their lack of friends and social connections (#4), and milk you for all you’re worth.

As a result, a sociopath’s motives to fulfillment become focused on control and power rather than love and deep interpersonal connection.

When a sociopathic individual is born with above average intelligence, this can be incredibly dangerous.

Once we develop a basic understanding of the sociopathic personality and motives, it is easy to understand how romantic relationships can be an easy target for their manipulation and control.

Sociopaths, psychopaths, and antisocial personality disorder: for our purposes here, the words can all be used interchangeably.

Yesterday I listened to a fascinating interview with Dr.

Martha Stout, psychologist and bestselling author of , as she explained how prevalent sociopathy is and what it’s implications are for the rest of society.

Her research resulted in the estimate that a staggering 4% of the population, or 1 in 25, is a sociopath – a number that has been criticized by her peers as, shockingly, being too low. A sociopath is a person that is physically unable to process emotion.

As Sigmund Freud so beautifully said, “we are never so vulnerable as when we love.” Unfortunately, it’s that vulnerability that – when compounded with a conscience-less, power-seeking individual – makes us perfect targets to fuel their manipulative, control-seeking, parasitic lifestyles.

So, without further ado, here are 7 surprising warning signs that you’re dating a sociopath.

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