Is it possible for a fairly strong-willed mentally healthy individual to sustain a non-abuse-oriented relationship with a psychopath?

NO, I read a book called "The Sociopath Next Door". It stated that once you know of someone who has this disorder (1 of 25 people) you should stay clear so you do not become their next victim. Although most are not physically violent they are very venomus and why would you want to have a relationship with someone who is incapable of having feeling for you?


Some sociopaths drop numerous hints about the way they are; rarely, some come right out and admit to it (including several WikiAnswers members)!

In the very rare event that a sociopath (psychopath) doesn't have to hide what he/she is, the dynamic can change.

To put it bluntly, they usually seek to camouflage themselves because they at least know that, as they truly are, they are absolutely unlovable.

That doesn't, however, stop some particularly nurturing sorts of people from offering a known psychopath succor and friendship! One never knows...

So, when is a "taboo" more a hindrance than a protection? When should an "untouchable" stop being shunned?