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Are you dating a sociopath?

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Initial post: Feb 14, 2012 7:29:39 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 19, 2012 12:34:47 PM PST
With Valentine's Day here, you need to be aware who you let into your life. Sociopaths are often hard to spot, as they can be charming with amazing social skills. Sociopaths are smooth talkers, always have an answer, and can seem very exciting. But their charm hides a chilly selfishness designed to torment.
Learn how to identify and avoid sociopaths by reading Ten ways to spot a sociopath (aka con-artist) on your first date:

1) Charisma and charm: They're smooth talkers, always have an answer, never miss a beat. They seem to be very exciting. Their manners are impeccable; they are well groomed; they fulfill the codes of romance and courtship to a tee. They are likely to be eloquent talkers who lace their speech with impressive sounding facts and figures. They may be fun, laugh a lot, sweep their partner off their feet with their sweetness.
2) Enormous ego: They act like the smartest, richest or most successful people around. They may actually come out and tell you that.
3) Overly attentive: They call, text and e-mail constantly. They want to be with you every moment. They resent time you spend with your family and friends.
4) Jekyll and Hyde personality: One minute they love you; the next minute they hate you. Their personality changes like flipping a switch.
5) Blame others: Nothing is ever their fault. They always have an excuse. Someone else causes their problems.
6) Lies and gaps in the story. You ask questions, and the answers are vague. They tell stupid lies. They tell outrageous lies. They lie when they'd make out better telling the truth. If you probe deeper, you'll find that their stories never stack up.
7) Intense eye contact: Call it the predatory stare. If you get a chill down your spine when they look at you, pay attention.
8) Move fast: They quickly proclaim that you're their true love and soul mate. They want to move in together or get married quickly.
9) Pity play: They appeal to your sympathy. They want you to feel sorry for their abusive childhood, psychotic ex, incurable disease or financial setbacks.
10) Sexual magnetism: If you feel intense attraction, if your physical relationship is unbelievable, it may be their excess testosterone.

Dr Annabelle R Charbit
Author of A Life Lived Ridiculously
When a girl with obsessive compulsive disorder falls in love with a sociopath, she must fight for her sanity and her life...

Posted on Feb 19, 2012 12:35:06 PM PST
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Posted on Mar 20, 2012 4:17:51 PM PDT
D. Cooper says:
Sociopaths, emotional abusers and other horrible types of men are addressed in "The 24 Types of Suckas to Avoid". It seems most women have run into this type of chap before, but many don't even know why they feel broken and their self esteem is shattered after they move on from him. Very sad.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 25, 2012 5:04:50 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 25, 2012 5:05:40 AM PDT
You are absolutely right. I wish that more people were aware of sociopaths. Sadly most of us never learn the meaning of the word until we are preyed on by one. With as many as one in 25 falling into the category of sociopath, it would be wonderful to teach our children about sociopaths as we prepare them for the dating world, in the same way that we educate our children about birth control and STDs.

Dr Annabelle R Charbit
Author of A Life Lived Ridiculously
When a girl with obsessive compulsive disorder falls in love with a sociopath, she must fight for her sanity and her life...
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