These people are not monsters, these posts of: « My girlfriend/boyfriend did all these horrible things
» therefore he/she is a evil sociopath is just plain stupid, how do you have any idea what is going though their head. A sociopath would not do these things maliciously, with the exception that it was entertaining, they would toss you aside because you no longer pleased them (entertainment/sex/lifestyle) and then forget (not literally) about you. Quit the mind reading, it only enhances the misunderstanding, perhaps it may have even been one of the causes of the breakup instead.
Interested is a very loaded term here, whatever draws a sociopath to something is their interest, be it for financial gain, sex, or just keeping the boredom at bay. This is their guiding star, doesn’t mean you can’t gain something from them at the same time or simply co-exist with them. Simply put, realize that even though you are a screwdriver, they won’t necessarily throw you, instead of placing you in the toolbox when done, he/she might instead put you on the velvet cushion as the favorite tool.
Please beware of diagnosing yourself or others who have hurt you. Just because someone has lied to you, tried to take your children from you, or done other wrongs to you does not mean that they have a mental illness. Similarly, just because you have done these things does not mean you have a condition. People by nature are hurtful and selfish; does that mean we should diagnose the entire world population as sociopathic? Such a diagnosis, if false, could ruin a person’s life, as well as the lives of the people around him.
Does this mean everyone who commits murder is a psychopath (enjoyed it)?
At the same time, if you do come into contact with someone with the above qualities, sociopath or not, you should probably steer clear of them! They are clearly bad for you and don’t have your best intentions at heart.
Lastly, it is possible to be « slightly sociopathic
» Maybe you have trouble showing emotions or feeling guilt. How is this any different from someone who has trouble cooking or singing? Everyone is born with some abilities and without some. You shouldn’t be persecuted because of it, and you shouldn’t feel like less of a person for lacking such abilities. anon136
I was married for 23 years to someone who fits the profile of a sociopath. We have a daughter who is 17 who he does not provide for. He won’t even call her. He could never hold a job and we were always on the verge of poverty. He like to use other people’s money for « investments » but it was always a dead end. He was abusive and had no remorse after one of his fits! He acted confused when we wouldn’t be happy or act grateful after he would verbally or physically bash us. Charming, he was dripping with charm, everyone liked him and thought he was funny until they spent more than 2 hours with him. Bottom line. be careful he is out there and there are people like him. He will drain your account, send you into bankruptcy and hurt your children and smile all while he’s doing it. anon134
i dated a sociopath. thought i loved him, but in fact loved the person he pretended to be. he is a person who is capable of lying, cheating and stealing without feeling the slightest bit of remorse. what’s worse is that he comes from a wealthy family back east, so his feelings of grandeur, entitlement and invincibility are amplified. He claimed to have been molested by his sister, and that as a result he couldn’t have sexual relations with those whom he loved (allegedly me). however, I came to find out that while he wasn’t’ with me, he was with a laundry list of girls ranging from out of town whores to one that actually lived in his apartment building. this truly evil and disgusting creature is named jesse. watch out for jesse and payday advance loans California other sociopaths.