Most people believe sociopaths are just the mass murderers in our society ; however, that is not the truth. Estimates say that 1 in 25 of men and women are diagnosable with this personality disorder. Chances are you will cross paths or have already engaged in a relationship with one. Con artist. Master Manipulator.
I Fell In Love With A Sociopath (Spoiler Alert: It Didn't End Well)
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. A standard trait of a sociopath is that they are charming and gregarious people.
You're walking across the street together and see a freezing kitten. What's your partner's reaction? Your partner doesn't like people. Even close ones. But psychologists are still confident: a sociopath is able to fall in love.