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Sociopathy (Psychopathy)

Parent Category: Mental Health
A mental disorder characterized by Antisocial Personality Disorder, lack of empathy and the concern for self.
From what you've said, you've made your case to her, and backed it up with specific examples. And she either finds what you said to be without merit, or believes that he has sufficiently redeeming qualities for those negative things not to matter. So now your role is done. It is your daughter's...
Here are some of the behavioral aspects of a sociopath : antisocialbehavior, deceitfulness, hostility, irresponsibility,manipulativeness, risk taking behaviors, aggression, impulsivity,irritability, or lack of restraint. It is still up to theindividual if he or she trusts the person to give...
Antisocial personality disorder - Psychopaths/sociopaths . Narcissistic personality disorder . Histrionic personality disorder . Schizoid personality disorder . Borderline personality disorder . These all have some of the symptoms of sociopaths, there may be more but these are the ones that I...
Themselves, logically. Another answer: While logic would dictate the above, the actual picture is somewhat more complex. I'll explain: First, Sociopathy is no longer a diagnosis in the US (according to DSM-IV). Instead, it falls under the heading of Anti-Social Disorder (ASD), which includes a...
I definitely believe that society really needs to be informed much more about the destruction and devastating that a sociopath can leave behind. Hense, the only way that we can learn more about their behavior, is to listen, watch and ABSOLUTELY take into account that mostly every thing they say is...
! I'm not an expert (so ask an expert, a psychiatrist, a psychotherapist, we can't make a diagnosis ), but I know what you're talking about because of my experience and interest. A narcissist is someone with a Narcissistic Personality Disorder. At the beginning, he'll make you feel like...
You might be letting him or her manipulate you (i.e. believing everything he or she says or letting him or her "mooch" off of you).
No. Sociopaths have no conscience and no remorse; they are also unable to learn emotionally. Instead of seeing punishment as in some sense fair, they generally treat it as 'evidence' that the world is against them and victimizing them ... The only effective help targets the actual personality...
Yes. I do believe others can see the sociopath realistically. However, it takes some time and you should really analyze the person carefully. A sociopath victimized a good friend of mine. The sociopath was a man we both knew. This man caused pain for her in such a short span of time. However, when...
In a word, YES. Unfortunately, financial, emotional and physical damage are an inevitable part of life with a sociopath. This destruction is the result of the long term erosion of your sense of self - something that the sociopath manipulates in order to gain "control" over you. The action is...
Well, to put it bluntly, spotting a sociopath is fairly difficult, because they tend to have the charm to "dazzle" people It could be the popular guy at school whom everyone loves and is never wrong about anything. Sociopaths tend to take control of any situation they come across. They have an...
I hope you aren't looking for a sociopath. A relationship with a sociopath is generally very damaging, as they use and abuse and manipulate to their hearts' delight. They actively seek victims. Edit: (DF-04/09) This doesn't answer the question. Different possibilities are: . Exude "victim" . Be...
Narcissism & Sociopathy are on the same spectrum ALL Sociopaths are also Narcissists NOT all Narcissists are Sociopaths, though. The spectrum only runs one way.
Many sociopaths are plain sadistic. . The broader notion that most sadists and masochists 'switch' betweem the one and the other is problematical. Added (DF-04/09) - (speculative) From a physical perspective (as against emotional sadism and masochism) Many sociopaths are sadistic. Many sociopaths...
sociopaths know what people want to see and show it to them. that is the short answer.
Sexual exclusivity is the state in which one person is available only to certain persons, or even just one person. For instance, in Christian marriages the couple are sexual exclusive to one another: they cannot have sexual relations with anyone else.
Sociopaths often have aggression (anger) disorders, other mood disorders like depression or Bipolar disorder, alcohol and drug problems, and other personality disorders like paranoid personality disorder.
In practice, yes . The media have made the word psychopath unusable in most cases. Very, very few people with ASPD are killers.
Sadism is when someone gains pleasure (especially sexual pleasure) from inflicting pain, from torturing others, or from observing the suffering of others. If you like sadism, then you enjoy hurting people for pleasure. His sadism led him to attack strangers on the street, just to witness their...
OCD is diagnosed when symptoms start to become noticeable, which can be at any age. Most of the time, OCD symptoms become noticeable when a preteen/teen hits puberty. OCD can be diagnosed when someone is as young as 13 or as old as 60. It is different for everyone.
If possible it is best to just avoid sociopaths. If you cannot avoid them, be on guard, and if necessary call the police.
I'll start with physically because it's the easiest one. To sum it up, there is originally no physical difference between a sociopath and a "normal" person. However, sociopaths may be less careful with themselves than others. They may have drug/alcohol disorders. They might drive more quickly than...
We can't diagnose everyone who is in politics, or even a few, so we can't really make a good estimate. However, the percent of people in politics who are sociopaths is likely to be higher than in the general population because of some of the traits needed to be a good politician: being able to...
We can't diagnose everyone who is a billionaire, or even a few, so we can't really make a good estimate. However, the percent of billionaires who are sociopaths is likely to be higher than in the general population because of some of the traits needed to be a billionaire: being able to manipulate...
The condition is not curable, nor is it even treatable. There is no known treatment of any kind for antisocial personality disorder that has shown any efficacy. No drugs have shown to be effective and interactions with therapists tend to make sociopaths more manipulative, rather than less so. The...
\nNo, sociopaths do not respond to traditional therapies, i.e., talk therapy--they only use it to hone their skills at reading people, saying what the other wants to hear. Sociopaths are very convincing at being who and what others suppose or expect them to be and they enjoy the "game" of getting...
Both male and females carry the same symptoms. Some are very intelligent while others not so much. The more intelligent ones are exceptionally good at feigning a different persona. Both are 'sometimes' very good looking and will use it to their greatest advantage. Usually these are people not easily...
No, infact most sociopaths dislike beign around other people. They find them annoying and stupid.
No. If the the anti-social activity did not begin in childhood and continue uninterrupted into adulthood, whatever symptoms you believe you are witnessing are not sociopathy. To be clear, and neither callous or flip to your legitimate question, the prevalence and perceived seriousness of sociopathy...
Everyone will probably have already noticed odd personality traits, and yes, it will eventually happen. When someone is weird for too long, questions are asked.
Speaking from my experience I think that there probably are different levels. However they are so clever at disguising their behaviour and have you have been so sucked into believing in them that you will think that they are over it. I thought so as I believe there were times when it wasnt in full...
Research believes yes and they are still looking for it.
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10-20 percent of the population.
Psychosomatic, and it means a precieved condition by the individual which results in an a precieved effect on the human body. For instance, a person believes they are sick, so they feel ill and may complain of symptoms.
Interesting question! According to popular classification, psychopaths are born as-is whereas sociopaths are made - often through a violent or abusive childhood. Psychopaths show little co-morbidity (co-existing mental health conditions) whereas sociopaths often exhibit many. I don't think ...
To make them connect with other human beings.
If you are a sociopath then you don't love.
The most famous early sign is torturing small animals or peers. Physical torture. Big red flag. Additionally, lack of regret for bad actions (which most children display very clearly); but this is not a sure sign, don't automatically diagnose the child. Really, it takes a professional to make a...
Well, you are dealing with someone who has no conscience and no ability to empathize with others. Sociopaths can be as mild as being simply selfish and narcissistic, to being serial killers. Essentially, a sociopath with take, take, take, and even hurt you, and have no remorse for doing so....
One of the most dangerous combinations on Earth! Hitler.
No, that's the definition of a sociopath.
Yes I truly believe this is what happens. But they do not see their actions as wrong as I don't think they have any thought at the time for the other person so do not think about anyone but themselves and their needs at that time. If they do realise it later it doesnt matter to them as the moment...
PRIMARY PSYCHOPATHS do not respond to punishment, apprehension, stress, or disapproval. They seem to be able to inhibit their antisocial impulses most of the time, not because of conscience, but because it suits their purpose at the time . Words do not seem to have the same meaning for them as...
No. The symptoms of Anti-Social Personality Disorder, which are a total indifference for the rights of others characterized by a lifelong history of callous disregard to their welfare, must begin by 18 and must have been proceeded by Behavior Disorder in childhood.
Yes, as a child, my brother was diagnosed with minor schizophrenia. Our parents abused us constantly, and my brother has become a sociopath. He's almost eighteen, and he hates everyone he ever sees. For some reason, he doesn't hate me. It could be because I'm the only person who stood by him through...
It can be. For example; if a child is raised by a sociopath, the sociopath raising them might be cold and distant(because they could have trouble making an attachment with the child.) The sociopath raising them can also be highly abusive. As a result, the child could grow up to have a sociopathic...
yes, although in society standards it'd probably be seen as unstable at best.
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If you're asking how to become a sociopath, its too late, you can't. Not unless you're still about five. If you want a layman's answer to that question... have no fear, take no s***, look after your own, and "look after" those who cross you. Become a moral nihilist. Don't give a f***. About...
Not learning from experience. . No sense of responsibility. . Inability to form meaningful relationships, yet quite charming at first. . Inability to control impulses. . Lack of moral sense. . Chronically antisocial behavior. . No change in behavior after punishment. . Emotional immaturity. . Lack...
Yes, it could be mild to severe, it depends on their symptoms.
There is some truth to this statement. For reasons that are not clearly understood, some sociopaths, or what it is now called, anti-social personality disorder, do not blink like a normal person. They do blink but not nearly as much as someone without APD. A good example of this, and one that most...
Status frustration and the related theory of reaction formation (Albert Cohen).
Unless your daughter has been clinically and officially diagnosed as a sociopath by a trained and qualified professional, then you have no standing to do anything. "Ticking the boxes" means nothing; many people exhibit signs of being delusionists, psychopaths and mentally disturbed, yet all are free...
Speak to someone at child protective services. Another option would be to speak with your priest, minister, imam or rabbi, or even a medical professional whom you trust.
yes, by all means. If they feel that the prior relationship is one where they can continue to gain the persons trust, and that the person is easily manipulated by them, then yes. I witnessed my ex-husband maintain contact with many of his ex's, simply because the other women LET him. If he had...
My mother is a sociopath and the only way to stay on top of her game is keep her off balance. Make sure the sociopath KNOWS that they need you more than you need them. This depletes them of the power they are desperately and maliciously seeking. This will also make you an undesirable target because...
It all honestly depends on what the sociopath did or said. If you want quick advise: You need to teach the child emotion and the right way of living. I honestly can't say what to do until I know the scenario, so if you would like, email me at havahstar@gmail.com and I'll help the situation get...
Are people suicidal?
Sociopaths have no emotional regard for others. The main symptom is an inability to form real emotional connections with others. They can pretend (which makes it hard to see through) but in reality this pretending is self-motivated, a means to an end, and is never for the sole benefit of another....
Sure. But so can people with leukemia, arthritis , and HIV. Having Bipolar Disorder doesn't automatically mean you'll turn out to be a sociopath.
John was murdered by (the psychotically delusional) Mark David Chapman because "he was easier to find than his other intended targets".
Maybe. However, if he or she cares about other people with the exception of his or her line of work, then the diagnosis would not be sociopath.
Sociopaths very rarely admit or recognize that they have a problem since they blame everyone else for their own shortcomings. I would believe the best way would be for a family member or close friends to have an intervention with this person with a professional present stating why you think this...
You can always file a police report against them.
There have not been any recorded reports of the successful treatment of a psychopath. Psychopaths are believed to have sections of their brain wired differently than normal humans, and there is no treatment that can fix that. Also, psychopaths generally do not want treatment so therapy is rarely an...
Sociopaths (like myself) can go back to old relationships, but more than likely not for the reason you are thinking. A sociopath may have a genuine liking for other people, but they cannot necessarily feel the connection between themselves and another person, so if you have a sociopathic boyfriend...
Yes. It is very much a genetic condition that is also influenced by family history of abuses. Sometimes most all of the family members will be sociopaths, often with one member in each generation being 'normal'.
Answer: "then do not b e swayed by guilt as they manipulate you to get their own way and control you. think of a 2 year old screaming for their own way .........would you give in?" Answer: I would think that a psychopath is more persuasive than a "2 year old screaming for their own way"....
base it on how he treats you. If he teats you in a way that shows he loves you then he probably does. If he doesn't treat you in a special way then he's just saying it.
Possibly. Bipolar disorder involves mood swings, and sociopaths can also have rapid mood swings. However, depression- which is a prerequisite for Bipolar I and Bipolar II- is rarely seen in sociopathy.
I am a diagnosed sociopath. I answer from my own experiences. I feel no pity for you because chances are there were tons of signs for you to get out of the relationship and you didn't. You were taken advantage of because you were so blind to something that is so obvious to other sociopaths like...
The characteristic of not having a conscience is the main symptom of sociopathy (same thing as a psychopath) and arises, it is believed, from an inability to connect emotionally with others (i.e., no ability to love or care for others situations). Narcissism is a protrayal of high regard for the...
A narcissist can also be a sociopath or psychopath. But "just" suffering from narcissism does not inherently come with the same personality defects of a sociopath. A narcissist can cause others pain by putting someone down; it is done with the intent of making himself appear to be better, smarter,...
Express your concerns to your father or another adult family member. Let them deal with the issue if there is one.
Of course. Especially if they're desperately trying to hide their true colors, then life itself is one big game. They're faking it the whole time. They just don't want to be figured out. And just when you think you've figured them out, you realize you haven't.
That depends, you can become an psychopath if you have within a short time killed allot of people and afterwards seen no regret in it, this is "common" in military district, but what you can do is developing an structure which will might even have better goods than an psychopath i.e. instead of...
Get him into counseling NOW.
Yes, if the sociopath is their caregiver. There is no proof that sociopaths are born that way. If an infant doesn't form an attachment to its caregiver/nurturer, the infant will grow up not being able to form attachments to anyone.
Sociopaths are likely to respond to exposure with rage, threats,and hurtful communication.
Yes, it is. Many sociopaths are narcissistic by nature (i.e. caring about themselves to an extreme). Munchausen's syndrome is related to narcissism, as it is focused on attention-getting. Most sociopaths do not have Munchausen's, but most people with Munchausen's are probably sociopaths (or at least...
They must be an immediate danger to themselves or others. There must be a pretty obvious danger. There's a fine line between immediate danger and not. Those that can admit a patient to a hospital must be certain that the person is a serious danger; if not, that physician/licensed clinical...
No, as it does not affect the ability to work effectively to a degree that is significantly more than natural variation among healthy individuals.
There is no reason to suppose it is any different from that of the rest of the population.
Not give a fack about you is what I should do.
group, individual and/or family therapy, and education. Of these, individual therapy is the most common. Therapy can provide a consistent daily schedule, support, consistent rules, discipline, and limits
If its roughly 2 percent,, then consider this, sociopaths are the most vile, disgusting, and evil form of human life, most criminals in prison outside of the unfortunate ones who are there due to an act of desperation, are sociopaths. The problem is that they don't get caught until after they have...
There is no one definite answer. Five different doctors can examine one subject and come up with five different diagnosis. But there most definitely is a high percentage of APD or antisocial personality disorder. Some say as high as 95%. That is probably a pretty good estimate. And it makes sense....
not exactly. it is possible, but it is also possible that the person didn't care about the relative or it was impossible to get there.
Young men such as your brother come to a point in their lives when they are half boy and half man and he is confused and feels he needs some space from family and that includes you. You are second guessing the reasoning of your brother leaving the family and going to the boarding school and it could...
Challenge their lies that you know are wrong. Don't enable them to lie. If they tell a lie that affects you or those around them, don't help them control the effects. Tell them how they hurt you. They need to understand what can happen when they lie. People who lie either do it because they are...
They can be... when they want to be. But they can also be very quiet too.