THE SOCIOPATH- A DANGER ALL AROUND US. PT 18.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
The Most Important Thing is to Realize what you are Facing.
Unfortunately, one of the Characteristics of the Sociopath, is the Ability to Hide Their True Nature.
Depending on Their Level of Sociopathic Discipline, in being able to use others without Discovery or Negative Consequences, they could hide within a FAMILY, SOCIAL GROUP, OR JOB SETTING for Years.
However, there are Warning Signs that even the ACCOMPLISHED SOCIOPATH may have Trouble hiding.
If you are Truly Honest and Objective with Yourself, and your Situation, You should be able to understand whether or not the person your Dealing with has Sociopathic Characteristics.
Unfortunately, this is easier to spot with the more time you spend Interacting with the Individual in question. Obviously, Living with someone has more Interpersonal Conflict than you would have in the Workplace. In Turn, the Workplace offers more opportunities for Confrontation and Turmoil than somebody you Socialize with in Clubs, Groups, or other Social Settings.
1) IF YOU ARE DEALING WITH THE FAILED SOCIOPATH.
It Doesn't take an M.D OR PhD., to realize if you are being Treated with Callous Indifference. If someone always puts their needs and desires ahead of yours, it should become apparent fairly quickly. The CONSTANT LIES AND DECEPTIONS that are part of everyday life with the FAILED SOCIOPATH, BECOME APPARENT FAIRLY QUICKLY. The SUPERFICIAL CHARM THAT THEY EXHIBITED TO GAIN YOUR ACCEPTANCE INITIALLY, QUICKLY DISAPPEARS BECAUSE OF THEIR LACK OF SOPHISTICATION.
In the WORKPLACE, the Failed Sociopath fails fairly quickly, which is exhibited by Their often Spotty and Turbulent Work History. However, the Failed Sociopath does the most Damage, when they enter the lives of those who are Most Vulnerable.
NOTE: VULNERABLE- DOES NOT MEAN MENTALLY ILL, DESPERATE, STUPID ETC., OR ANY OTHER ILL-CONSIDERED DEROGATORY TERMS USED TO INSULT VICTIMS. EVERYONE, AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER, CAN BECOME SUSCEPTIBLE TO THOSE WHO SEEM TO OFFER RELIEF, COMFORT, OR SAFETY AT TIMES OF EXTREME STRESS.
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