How to Tell If Someone Is a Sociopath

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DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#1 Apr 8, 2013
How to Tell If Someone Is a Sociopath

1. Observe the person in his day-to-day life to assess her interactions with others. Sociopaths may be charming, but their actions are calculated to manipulate others. Common behaviors include scams, fraud and deception and may include feigned emotions to appeal to the victim's emotions.

2.
Watch for indications that the individual pursues anything they want at the expense of others. According to Austin Peay State University, the sociopath's life revolves around meeting his own needs without regards to others.

3.
Verify stories and information provided by the suspected sociopath. Sociopaths typically concoct elaborate backgrounds, inflate their worth and experience and simply lie to convince others to give them what they want.

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Look for lack of expression of guilt or remorse for wrongful actions towards others. Lack of emotion and failure to express remorse typically signals sociopathic tendencies. Sociopaths convicted of violent crimes typically remain expressionless and exhibit a cold exterior.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#2 Apr 8, 2013
5.
Assess whether the individual has the mental capability to understand their actions. Sociopaths typically understand their actions and know they are wrong or socially unacceptable but simply don't care. Mentally challenged individuals may lack the cognitive abilities to understand their own actions.

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Arrange for psychological testing to determine the stability of the individual. Children may exhibit sociopathic traits in the early teens. Lying, stealing and violating laws may signal the onset of sociopathic personalities. Psychological testing rules out other psychological issues that may present with http://www.ehow.com/how_6781398_tell-someone-... traits.
Comrade Slew

Ankeny, IA

#3 Apr 8, 2013
Oh NO!!!
Kelly Joanne Cannon

Norfolk, VA

#5 May 16, 2013
Sociopaths may pretend otherwise, but actually love it, truly or falsely, your falling at their feet worshiping you like you can do wrong, so don't ever do it. I sure never will.

Sociopaths love evil games far more so than those who aren't sociopaths.
Kelly Joanne Cannon

Norfolk, VA

#6 May 16, 2013
Sociopaths may pretend otherwise, but actually adore it, truly or falsely, your falling at their feet worshipping them like they can do no wrong, so don't ever do it. I sure never will.

Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#7 May 16, 2013
Comrade Slew wrote:
Oh NO!!!
Remember when you said losers use other's monikers ??? In this case, you're right.
Kelly Joanne Cannon

Norfolk, VA

#8 May 16, 2013
Sociopaths can also fake kindness, love, positivity, passivity, good humor, and appreciation brilliantly.

"Some people are genuine, others brilliant actors or actresses."
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#9 May 16, 2013
Oh NO!!!

Remember when you said losers use other's monikers ??? In this case, you're right.

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