I think i was dating a sociopath

10-Mar-2017 07:55

Clinically speaking, anti-social personality is hard to treat.

Those afflicted can be calculating, cunning, charming, organized and disarming.

Because guilt, shame and remorse are absent yet entitlement, egocentricity and greed reign, the suffering they cause others is meaningless to them.

Self-gratification is really all that matters, the guiding principle of daily life.

They might lose their temper in the middle of a restaurant because they think you are flirting with the waiter. You’re not always sure what the problem is, but things never add up. If you follow what they say, things still don’t get better.

They might bring up personal issues at inappropriate times. If you work hard to fix one thing, they will find something else that is wrong. They always have an excuse or a story or someone to blame: someone caused them to act the way that they did.

You might be terrified of what your partner will say or do if you tell them. He used to put you up on a pedestal…and now all he does is try to tear you down. From little things to big things, you feel like your partner never listens. They lie about things they don’t need to lie about. They can swear on their life that they are not lying. A healthy person is consistent in the way they treat people, regardless of their status. Your partner has a bad reputation or a tradition of “messy relationships”.

In a review of a new book about Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, reviewer Asne Seierstad, asks, “Was Mr. ” Three Questions to Explore: The evil definition and the antisocial criteria overlap.

Clinicians do not use the word evil to describe clients.

They justify stealing by falsely claiming that they have been stolen from.

Tears fall in the presence of benevolent listeners who may feel they are helping.

A charged word that implies moral judgment, evil is not a descriptive term or diagnosis in the DSM.