The blog offer more example of well-known sociopaths
and advice for staying clear of manipulative people.
One of the best sources is Martha Stout's The Sociopath
Next Door: The Ruthless Versus The Rest Of Us.
l , "In medical, psychological terms, they would be described as sociopaths
It started me wondering--as I'm sure it would most readers--whether I've come across any sociopaths
in my life, and I think it will have a lasting impact on the way I evaluate people's behavior.
Next Door was written by a clinical psychologist who served for 25 years on the faculty of the Department of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.
In a small community, the sociopath
becomes known and, therefore, is contained.
The term sociopath
or antisocial personality disorder is a clinical diagnosis used by mental health professionals.
Normal adult males learned from either type of punishment, but the sociopath
only learned when errors resulted in loss of a quarter.
The insistent finger-pointing on This Week With David Brinkley exemplified the manic, unreasonable rush to find someone, anyone, to blame when a sociopath
commits a nearly unpreventable crime.
Insel says such findings link the impulsive violence of the sociopath
with the guilt of the obsessive-compulsive: At opposite ends of the spectrum, both may be victims of a serotonin imbalance.
Other things that you should keep in mind while determining if you are dating a sociopath
are that such people can be very charming, but only superficially, they disregard societal norms, and have no problem with maintaining uninterrupted "intense" eye contact.
It's called "love fraud," and a new book helps you avoid it: "Red Flags of Love Fraud-10 signs you're dating a sociopath