How to deal with a sociopath

8 years ago
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When people think of a "sociopath" their brain automatically goes into 'serial killer' mode. Although most serial killers are sociopaths, your neighbor could be one also.

Sociopath: Having the characteristics of a sociopath; Unconcerned about the adverse consequences for others of one's actions

Sociopaths are people without a conscience. They don't care who they hurt or what they say. They can watch you do things like cry, and mimic your emotion just to see what it's supposed to look like.

Sociopaths are commonly known to wreak havoc on family and friends. They can deceive, hurt, manipulate and straight out lie to you just to get what they want. What's worse than that is they will do all those things to someone else about you, just to get what they want. They don't care about your feelings because their brain doesn't allow them to feel anything. If you find out that someone you love is a sociopath, do the following things to make sure they don't leave a path of destruction your way.

Research

Go to your computer and do all the research you can. Call your local mental health place and see if they have any pamphlets you could go get.

Get Away From Them

According to some of the articles I've read, this is the ONLY solution to dealing with a sociopath. If their not in your life, they can't hurt you. A sociopath ALWAYS finds a way to hurt you.

Therapy

If this is a person you are close enough to, seek help. Talk to your local mental health and see what your options are. Therapy is expensive but the end result is what's important.

Those are the only logical ways I know of to deal with a sociopath. I deal with one everyday so I speak from experience. I know how hard it is and what people go through. I have been hurt, majorly hurt, but I didn't let it get me down. You've got to learn to walk away or figure out a way to deal. Everyone, in their own time, will find a way to manage.

Remember, dealing with a sociopath includes:

Being lied to, constantly

Feeling manipulated

Taking the blame for everything

Being taken advantage of

I wish I had a magic cure for sociopathy but the fact is clear, Their brains don't function like ours.

~Angel C.

www.myviewofthings.com

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