Sociopaths have immature brains. The `thinking and the reasoning bits` just are not there. The grey matter, the bit that covers the brain and is responsible for our thoughts and actions has severe shortages either through genetic inheritance or a successful way of life that avoids learning and the concept of taking responsibility. So you can limit your expectations and any hurt that might follow, or you can `nurse` him/her in the only way that exerts control over them, and that is with authority; no discussions, just do as I say mode. Always start from the premise that they are lying or laying the blame for whatever on someone else. Just watch them `come to heel!` It`s the only way honestly. Once `rumbled` they will try to draw out your compassion and make you feel that your attitude is unreasonable. Have non of it. If the person is a loved one the experience can be sapping and if you feel that it`s all too much for you, don`t get dragged down, ask for professional help and don`t feel guilty.
never had one.......but i suspected?.......i'd take notes.....hide in the floorboards....sleep with one eye open.......probably have a contact at the police station.....sleep with a weapon
I truly believe my bf is a sociopath--he seems to have no conscience at all - can't see the things he does as wrong.
Oh-I can go to the store--he equates that as my fun time to justify his going out without me 4 nights a week and not coming home until he feels like it. "You go out" he says--that's just a small part of the way he thinks.
I keep away from her