What does it mean? Am I a sociopath? How do I know if my partner is one? But we before we dive in, a quick breakdown of a sociopath vs. Facebook says it's preparing again to fend off disinformation during a federal election.
A sociopath is a person who seems to be missing the ability to connect with other people. Not only that, they may have many toxic characteristics that hurt others. It is highly possible that you know a sociopathic person because, according to the APA, there are around eight million sociopaths in the United States. When you first meet a sociopathic person, they tend to hide all of their sociopathic qualities and instead seem completely normal.
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The man of her dreams turned out to be an emotionally abusive con artist, and she doesn't want that to happen to you. But I do have some firsthand experience dating, and almost marrying, a sociopath. We met on Tinder. In our whirlwind romance, I was pregnant within a year, engaged, and house shopping, yet my life was far from a fairytale. It took me almost two years to stop buying into the lies, and to realize that pretty much my entire relationship was built on falsehoods.
When you think of a "sociopath," chances are you think of a serial killer or a con man in a movie. But chances are you've met a sociopath - after all, according to Harvard psychologist Martha Stout , author of "The Sociopath Next Door," one in every 25 people is a sociopath. With so many alleged sociopaths around, and with their charming nature, it can be hard to know one when you see them.