My sister is dating a sociopath

It can be hard to sink in that Mr or Mrs Perfect that you have been dating is actually a sociopath. You come up with a list of traits from the DSM about sociopaths, and you question is he/she really a sociopath?You read the list, and still you are not sure, after all he/she was just so ‘nice’.Your mind tells you that this is probably not true, but we push this to the back of our minds.At the centre of who we are as human beings, we tend to like people who like us. You will notice that the sociopath will not just charm you, but will also be charming to everyone that he comes into contact with, including and especially everyone that is close to you.Although sociopaths can be hard to spot, there are some common traits that they share.

I was a 32-year-old single mother raising my son Dylan, three, in Sussex.So, how can an ordinary person recognize a sociopath?If you happen to know one of these people, then how can you avoid becoming a victim of their abuse?I was a development coach when I signed up for a week-long team-building course and met Cameron, then 29.Unable to understand emotion, they watch it carefully on films, then mimic the words and actions.His words are smooth and fast, and he is never stuck for something to say.


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