Saturday, October 1, 2016

FEATURE ARTICLES. THE SOCIOPATH- A DANGER ALL AROUND US. PT 5.




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THE SOCIOPATH-  A DANGER ALL AROUND US.  PT 5.

Here is a sample list of behaviors generally attributed to be indicative
of a Sociopath.
  •  Pathological lying.
  •  Lack of empathy.
  •  Refusing to accept responsibility for their actions.
  •  Inappropriate behavior in certain social situations.
  •  A wholly unrealistic image of their personal worth to individuals and groups.  
  • Superficial personality with no real depth, which is often masked by being extremely outgoing and friendly to others regardless of  the nature of the relationship.
  • Takes much more than gives from friends or relatives.
  • Inability to work closely with others, especially if they are not in charge.  Rarely takes orders or commands without being resentful.                  .
  • Manipulates people and situations with ease, for only the outcome counts.  No thought to the affects on others.

This is by no means a complete list.  For further information I recommend researching the pioneering work done by Dr. Robert Hare.  As you read through this list, and research other types of behavior that is associated with Sociopath, look for what they have in common with each other.  The most obvious commonality you may find is this;  Sociopaths are the most selfish and ego-centric group you may ever encounter.  In no given situation will the Sociopath ever think about possible affects that their behavior has on the well-being of others.  That is, of course, unless it serves their own purposes.

How do we identify a Sociopath?  Sometimes it means understanding what created them.
(See PT.6 in a future posting.)