A sociopath is a pathological liar – someone who will lie just for the fun of it.
It’s worth noting that most psychopaths aren’t in prison, they live among us. According to Kevin Dutton’s research, the most psychopathic profession is CEO and it turns out, one in five CEOs are psychopaths!
According to researcher Dr. Gottesman, there are “four men of the apocalypse” or four communication styles in a relationship that can predict its inevitable demise. These are criticism, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling.
Empathy – the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, is a hardwired aspect of the human experience. Highly developed empathy and awareness is the sign of an emotionally mature individual. Such a person may also experience bullying from those likely to feel threatened by their competence and popularity.
Social media has been blamed for breeding narcissists, but the fact of the matter is, narcissists have always existed. Social media has just given them an extra tool to terrorize people.
Full-fledged psychopaths appear to be rarer than your garden-variety narcissist, but there are narcissists who possess psychopathic traits. These are what we would call “almost psychopaths,” those who may blend more easily into society, but still chronically violate the rights of others.
Out of the millions of ways you can end a relationship, you’re always left with one question: should you keep in contact with your ex? Or should you cut off all ties for good?
You never have to compete with anyone – and a healthy partner would never want anyone who they truly love and cherish to feel like they’re competing with anybody anyway.
I love myself. Truly and always, I love myself. And for the first time in a long time, I am putting myself first.
Gemini: You will rob a bank just for the thrill.