Sociopaths are very good at burning bridges.
So, the most important question of all must be asked; How do you know if you are dealing with a Sociopath?
To answer this, we must understand that Sociopaths occupy many different levels of achievement; be it Financial, Educational or Social.
It has been speculated that most of those imprisoned are probably Sociopaths. However, that doesn't mean most Sociopaths are in prison.
This, of course, leads to the following; Why are some Sociopaths easy to spot and recognize, while others can remain unidentified for years?
It is because not all Sociopaths are on the same level. You see, the Sociopath considers their established way of life to be a career choice. Just as someone else chooses Medicine, Law, Teaching etc, the Sociopath looks for a Job or Occupation that will allow them to best exploit others. In other words, it doesn't matter what function they play in society, for it is irrelevant. All they care about is achieving personal desires.
This leads us to the following; How do we classify Sociopaths, in terms of how successful they are in realizing specific goals? That can be best be explained by creating the following categories:
- The Accomplished Sociopath.
- The Functional Sociopath.
- The Failed Sociopath.
These will be discussed and defined in a future post.