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7 Warning Signs Of A Sociopath

Sociopaths are everywhere. You probably have known several in your lifetime and might have even been the victim of them at one time or another. I never would have thought too much on this if I hadn’t had an encounter with one that changed my life. They are typically without conscious and will do whatever it takes to get whatever they want whether it is an object or to ruin your reputation. Nothing is out of bounds for them.

Sign #1 — Charming

A sociopath is very charming. From my experience with them, they are extremely charismatic and draw people easily to them. They usually smile a lot and are fun to be around. They can joke at the right time and are wonderful at parties. You want to be around them.

Sign #2 — Lies

Sociopaths lie with almost every breath. They are not easily detectable falsehoods. The lies are not fancy nor are they outlandish. They make sense. They appear to be so very true. Nothing stands out that what they are a lie as it can be proved, or at least appear to be accurate. It is only after they are discovered as a sociopath that all the lies fall apart and the truth is exposed.

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Sign #3 — Confidence

A sociopath exhibits an extreme amount of confidence. They rarely have doubts about their actions. They know what they are doing and feel they are experts about everything though their arrogance is rarely seen. They exhibit an appearance of humility and willingness to help. Most people find themselves turning to the sociopath for help which in turns feeds his arrogance.

Sign #4 — No Remorse

There is typically no remorse with a sociopath. When they are caught in a lie they cannot paint as the truth, they try to turn the tables on the accuser and never show remorse for what they have done. Though caught with the hand in the cookie jar, they will imply you are not seeing what you are seeing or that is all your fault. They feel they never do anything wrong.

Sign #5 — Emphasis on Faults and Weakness in Others

The sociopath deflects their own sins and actions by emphasizing the faults and weaknesses within those around them. Caught lying about where they were last night, they will point out what you did wrong last month and how others would find it interesting to know their perception of events. In fact, they gather as much data as they can about the weaknesses others have store it to use at a later date to deflect the attention from themselves.

Sign #6 — Always Has an Answer

No matter what happens, they have an answer for everything. The sociopath never is caught without an explanation or reason, and those explanations usually make sense. When the scene changes, he changes with it and can respond at the drop of a hat. Nothing takes him off guard. He is the master of adapting.

Sign #7 — Always a Step Ahead

The sociopath is always stays one step ahead of you and everyone else. They realize when the ruse is up and already have answers as well have already made plans to move on to begin a new series of deception.

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Writer for ten years, lover of education, and degrees in business, history, and English. Striving to become a Renassiance woman.

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