5 Signs You’ve Met a Sociopath But Just Don’t Know It Yet

Psychopathy and sociopathy are perhaps two of the most confused terms in the fields of psychology and criminology. While these terms sound very similar, almost identical, they do, in fact, differ in their characteristics. Both disorders are categorized as Antisocial Personality Disorders in the The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as they share major characteristics.

If you’re curious whether or not you’ve met or even dated a sociopath, here are some telltale signs.

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  1. Wow, this is soooo eye opening!! Since the beginning of this year I thought my ex could be a sociopath or a psychopath. I read a lot about this, educated myself and this video sums it up to a T. He is a sociopath with a high amount of narcisstic traits plus he shows signs of paranoia. It was like dealing with the devil!!

  2. Why does everyone feel they have to use videos to get their point across? What ever happened to using words; text???

    Video eats up too much data on cell phone accounts! My cell phone is the only means which I have for perusing the internet, so I have to watch data usage very closely!

    Please, stop with the videos!! Start using text, again!! It’s not that difficult!!!

    1. Hi Owen,

      Thanks for the heads up. We’re doing a transcript of the video or article as well in the future =)

  3. Might want to correct the spelling of mischievious in order to have any credibility.

    1. Thanks for feedback! Did you meant within the video? Unfortunately, it’s already out there. In the future, we will do a better job on editing process.

  4. I am in several groups on Facebook of people that have to co-parent with people like this. There has to be a way to keep kids from having to go through their lives with someone like this as a parent.

    I have two kids with two different fathers. One custody arrangement, we work together as a team. We both know that whatever we are doing is for the best of the child and give each other the benefit of the doubt. It’s a great co-parenting relationship.
    The other is a complete nightmare! The father does not work with me. He accuses, blames, lies, and tries to argue (I say try because I don’t engage anymore). He uses our child to get back at me for our failed marriage. If there is something he needs to do for the best interest of our child, he won’t. Ever. He doesn’t do thinks based on what’s best for the child, or him, but spite, pure spite. He will go out of his way to be spiteful and he looks insane! Every time I have to deal with him I am reminded of why we are not together.
    Meanwhile, we have a child that sees the actions of the father and wonders why he doesn’t love him.
    In my opinion, kids need to be protected from that and the emotional abuse they are capable of.


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