A Sociopath Destroyed My Career That I Loved/ I Read A Book That Changed Everything

I worked in a job for six years and climbed the ladder by working hard, staying late and doing all the right things. I loved my job and I had many friends. I moved up to management finally and started making a great salary. Then one day, a good friend of mine asked me if I would consider hiring her friend because her friend was going to be laid off. I interviewed the girl and she was really great, charming, complimentary, experienced etc. During the first month, the girl started dating another one of my employees in the department. Then she started playing golf with my boss. Within two months, she had befriended many of upper management and wouldnt do her job. When I attempted to extend her probation, management overturned it. The she targeted me. Each week she would send a letter to management accusing me of harassing her and at one time propositioned me for sex. I couldnt believe it. She also managed to get everyone to hate me within 3 months. People I had worked with that I thought were my friends. I couldnt believe it when she began dating my boss. Then she hid documents that messed me up. I knew what she was doing but I couldnt stop her. Finally, I was reprimanded and I resigned because everyone was turned against me. Recently, I read Eyes of a Sociopath by L.R. Sheridan and now i realize there was nothing I could have done. It really helped me.
Regina7 Regina7
46-50, M
2 Responses Nov 10, 2012

I just recently broke up with a Sociopath. It is the most devastating and traumatic relationship that I've ever known. The material losses were one thing, but the utter feeling of being duped by such unconscionable person to the point of my heart and soul being purposely trampled on...with no care and no regard for a human heart...that in itself has taken me the past few months to get through. I am bouncing back...but this was my first experience with this type. I've read the book "the sociopath nextdoor"...it really opened my eyes. 1 in 25 people are sociopath's. There are traits to watch out for...and it would behoove people to learn their ways so that they can run quickly away from them.

Sorry to here your story. Like the rest of us who have had a Sociopath in your life you lose every time. The healing from such devastation seems end less. To help with recovery read as much as you can about Sociopaths and read stores from others. You are not alone. I believe I had a Sociopath in my life. He was a co-worker and we became close friends. I was at his home often, weekends, holydays. I was there when both of his children were born and even when his wife died of cancer. This whole time over a ten your period he was conning me, tricking, stealing and making havic with people behind my back. He broke into my face book account and stuck my friends. At the end I was bankrupted, homeless, and I was pushed out of work and forced to quit. And had to move back home with family. He also made sure I would not able to be employed again. Every thing was planed very well. There is much more to say but like others and yours the damage they do is to great. I hope you well.