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HOW to SPOT a SOCIOPATH! The 10 SIGNS you NEED to KNOW!!

 
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stupid thread

i dont know which is worse

the labels you try to put people into

or the ones calling it this and that

mostly fat asses

get a fucking life

the sociopath i spotted is the one who made the thread
 Quoting: more psychology junk 27993060


you've inspired me to write an article of my own..HOW to SPOT a MORON in 30 SECONDS or LESS
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Or "How to spot a butt-hurt sociopath's reply to a post."
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The folks making fun of this thread have never dealt firsthand with a fullblown sociopath for any length of time.

Worked for one for 8 years.

No paycheck could've kept me there
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I find this post offensive as the OP has made wide sweeping accusations with minimal scientific evidence, ergo producing an opinion piece. Why is the OP taking such an interest in this specific 'personality type' one may wonder.

A lot of the traits described are subjective, from the point of view of the 'victim' or 'critic' hence potentially incorrect assumptions. For example, someone's perception that a sociopath cannot feel love may be deduced from the 'normal person' as the lack of emotion exhibited by the subject as no-one can judge another persons true internal emotions!

A large portion of the descriptions provided in this post as those of the INTJ personality type. I urge each person reading this thread to consider and research this and therefore realise that just because some people operate differently from the majority does not mean they should be stigmatised or demonised.

Many CEO's and indeed legal professionals are branded sociopaths, but these people can effectively separate their emotions from their judgement capacity, this is a rational approach and often misquoted as being cold or inhuman.

I hope you will not label me as a sociopath for this reply, that would be a weak argument.

Thank you.
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The folks making fun of this thread have never dealt firsthand with a fullblown sociopath for any length of time.

Worked for one for 8 years.

No paycheck could've kept me there
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Same here, but 11 years.
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I find this post offensive as the OP has made wide sweeping accusations with minimal scientific evidence, ergo producing an opinion piece. Why is the OP taking such an interest in this specific 'personality type' one may wonder.

A lot of the traits described are subjective, from the point of view of the 'victim' or 'critic' hence potentially incorrect assumptions. For example, someone's perception that a sociopath cannot feel love may be deduced from the 'normal person' as the lack of emotion exhibited by the subject as no-one can judge another persons true internal emotions!

A large portion of the descriptions provided in this post as those of the INTJ personality type. I urge each person reading this thread to consider and research this and therefore realise that just because some people operate differently from the majority does not mean they should be stigmatised or demonised.

Many CEO's and indeed legal professionals are branded sociopaths, but these people can effectively separate their emotions from their judgement capacity, this is a rational approach and often misquoted as being cold or inhuman.

I hope you will not label me as a sociopath for this reply, that would be a weak argument.

Thank you.
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Inspirational
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Being aware of sociopaths is one thing, but they aren't inherently bad like your article says. I am one and we are a GREAT many. Every great leader has been one. Many of us know what we are and we use it to advantage tempered by morals we were taught to the great benifit of others. Without us the rest of you bleeding heart weakling would be long dominated by psycopaths!!!
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I have a problem judging some peoples intentions sometimes. When it happens the feeling I get is intimidation which quickly turns to anger. Many times the other person was just exercising their prerogative with no concern for me whatsoever... the aggression I felt was all in my head

Is this sociopathic behavior? How do I conquer this problem and learn to shrug it off before turning to anger?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27881645


examples? I think you need to cope differently, anger is bad.
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No kidding, plus it's costly... and I'd like to get a handle on it too.
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Anger management, perhaps... Or St. John's Wort...

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Being aware of sociopaths is one thing, but they aren't inherently bad like your article says. I am one and we are a GREAT many. Every great leader has been one. Many of us know what we are and we use it to advantage tempered by morals we were taught to the great benifit of others. Without us the rest of you bleeding heart weakling would be long dominated by psycopaths!!!
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While you might be right I prefer this viewpoint. [link to www.strike-the-root.com]


Excerpted from a longer article.



Overt criminality by leaders and passive, unclear thinking by the proles have become the norm. The two go together, creating a symbiotic ecosystem of tyranny. Fraud, theft, and murder have become widespread, just as the scale of lies told and believed have reached new heights. Irresponsibility has become socialized while people in the honest pursuit of good get thwarted.

Those of us who want little more than peace and freedom don't run the world. Pursuing freedom contradicts controlling others, so we can reason that people who pursue power have some motivations separate from our own.

I have not fully comprehended the implications of this until recently. Despite all the evidence to the contrary, I had assumed that the people who wield power feel similarly about moral issues as I do'I just couldn't see why they commit and justify unethical behavior. I already knew that states operate according to a code that the rest of us don't follow in our own lives. Nevertheless, I assumed that a man who acts without regard to moral laws must feel guilty about it. Then, one day, I stumbled onto this idea: Suppose he doesn't.

With only small ambitions, he probably behaves like a common criminal, a predator. He lies to gain advantage, uses force to get his way, and steals without conscience. Not feeling guilty about unethical behavior motivates him to instigate further criminal acts.

Small crime operations have one big problem, namely, the risk of getting caught. The prospect of prison appears unappealing, yet even with the high likelihood of arrest and capture during a career, common criminals approach their field with little sophistication and often pay the price. Other like-minded people see ways to avoid these problems. Just as normal people develop interests growing up and figure out how to pursue them at higher levels, a criminal mind can do the same. With greater intelligence and patience, he can pursue an ambitious career of criminality. With this objective in sight, one can easily see the state as the most expedient means to accomplish it.


Once a criminal joins forces with the state by becoming an employee, he can lie to his advantage, use force to get his way, and steal without conscience, just as the small-time operator does. The opportunities for mischief have no limits through thoughtful job selection. For example, if a man took pleasure in making innocent people squirm, he could become a police officer and plant evidence. For another, if he wanted to murder people, he could become a military officer and 'accidentally' call in the coordinates of a house he'd like to see bombed. Whatever they do, the state shields them from the natural consequences of their actions. In all likelihood, if smart, they never get caught, never get punished, and probably get commended.

Too often, I have assumed that the people working for the state take the jobs only because of the easy hours and good pay, benefits, and retirement. For the predator, though, it offers all these things with the appetizing fringe benefit of satisfying their criminal urges without the risk of retribution.

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Being aware of sociopaths is one thing, but they aren't inherently bad like your article says. I am one and we are a GREAT many. Every great leader has been one. Many of us know what we are and we use it to advantage tempered by morals we were taught to the great benifit of others. Without us the rest of you bleeding heart weakling would be long dominated by psycopaths!!!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27703327


And history has proven that most of you assholes either end up in prison or early graves...
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Being aware of sociopaths is one thing, but they aren't inherently bad like your article says. I am one and we are a GREAT many. Every great leader has been one. Many of us know what we are and we use it to advantage tempered by morals we were taught to the great benifit of others. Without us the rest of you bleeding heart weakling would be long dominated by psycopaths!!!
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^^Delusional trait.
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#1) Sociopaths are charming
#2) Sociopaths are more spontaneous and intense than other people
#3) Sociopaths are incapable of feeling shame, guilt or remorse
#4) Sociopaths invent outrageous lies about their experiences
#5) Sociopaths seek to dominate others and "win" at all costs
 Quoting: Person445


So Barack Obama is a sociopath. Interesting.
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#6) Sociopaths tend to be highly intelligent, but they use their brainpower to deceive others rather than empower them. Their high IQs often makes them dangerous.

#7) Sociopaths are incapable of love and are entirely self-serving. They may feign love or compassion in order to get what they want, but they don't actually FEEL love in the way that you or I do.

#8) Sociopaths speak poetically. They are master wordsmiths, able to deliver a running "stream of consciousness" monologue that is both intriguing and hypnotic. They are expert storytellers and even poets.

#9) Sociopaths never apologize. They are never wrong. They never feel guilt. They can never apologize. Even if shown proof that they were wrong, they will refuse to apologize and instead go on the attack.

#10) Sociopaths are delusional and literally believe that what they say becomes truth merely because they say it!
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Wow! The second are certainly a confirmation of the quoted response.
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Being aware of sociopaths is one thing, but they aren't inherently bad like your article says. I am one and we are a GREAT many. Every great leader has been one. Many of us know what we are and we use it to advantage tempered by morals we were taught to the great benifit of others. Without us the rest of you bleeding heart weakling would be long dominated by psycopaths!!!
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^^Delusional trait.
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and grandiose thinking
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I find this post offensive as the OP has made wide sweeping accusations with minimal scientific evidence, ergo producing an opinion piece. Why is the OP taking such an interest in this specific 'personality type' one may wonder.

A lot of the traits described are subjective, from the point of view of the 'victim' or 'critic' hence potentially incorrect assumptions. For example, someone's perception that a sociopath cannot feel love may be deduced from the 'normal person' as the lack of emotion exhibited by the subject as no-one can judge another persons true internal emotions!

A large portion of the descriptions provided in this post as those of the INTJ personality type. I urge each person reading this thread to consider and research this and therefore realise that just because some people operate differently from the majority does not mean they should be stigmatised or demonised.

Many CEO's and indeed legal professionals are branded sociopaths, but these people can effectively separate their emotions from their judgement capacity, this is a rational approach and often misquoted as being cold or inhuman.

I hope you will not label me as a sociopath for this reply, that would be a weak argument.

Thank you.
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Nahhhhhhh....I would not label you a sociopath.

But I would label you an idiot and a twit.
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OP, this is half truth.

The basic feature of a sociopath that they are unable to feel empathy to other people. This is the root cause of everything else.
They are indeed utterly selfish.
As you said they don't feel guilt or remorse.
There are no "good psychopaths" - they are all harmful to others of some extent. How harmful, depends on what power they can acquire in their life. They can grow to be a J. Edgar Hoover keeping a whole nation in fear or just a simple intolerable neighbor/coworker/spouse etc.

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stupid thread

i dont know which is worse

the labels you try to put people into

or the ones calling it this and that

mostly fat asses

get a fucking life

the sociopath i spotted is the one who made the thread
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Wrong. sociopaths have different brains that have no morality in the frontal lobe. This is termed or or in the bible to describe good or evil people.

This needs to be explored so we can rmove all people with no morality so we can remove them to their own countries and isolated from real humans.
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I know one who could be sent back to Kenya....
"I have come to the conclusion that all news should be treated like 9/11, assume it is a psyop with actors participating in a staged event complete with props, until proven otherwise, in which case assume whatever is being recorded, reported, televised, is distortions/lying by omission/outright lies, until proven otherwise." - Anonymous, 4-13-12
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SOCIOPATHS SHOULD BE CUT OUT OF ONE'S LIFE TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE.

Adult sociopaths generally have no desire to change and cannot be helped. It is thought that this condition is genetic. Children showing these traits can be trained to negate them.

I have encountered several in extended family in recent years and find that the best you can do is to make certain they fear your wrath over any bullshit they might think of trying to pull. That's all they understand.

This link shows additional sociopathic traits and has some helpful articles on dealing with such persons:

[link to sociopathicstyle.com]
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I have found this to be true. One of their biggest fear is to be found out. If you confront them and tell them that you know they are full of shit most of the ones I've encountered tend to get really humble real quick. Most politicians and most "elite" businessmen are sociopaths. You can throw Lawyers into that mix.
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I find this post offensive as the OP has made wide sweeping accusations with minimal scientific evidence, ergo producing an opinion piece. Why is the OP taking such an interest in this specific 'personality type' one may wonder.

A lot of the traits described are subjective, from the point of view of the 'victim' or 'critic' hence potentially incorrect assumptions. For example, someone's perception that a sociopath cannot feel love may be deduced from the 'normal person' as the lack of emotion exhibited by the subject as no-one can judge another persons true internal emotions!

A large portion of the descriptions provided in this post as those of the INTJ personality type. I urge each person reading this thread to consider and research this and therefore realise that just because some people operate differently from the majority does not mean they should be stigmatised or demonised.

Many CEO's and indeed legal professionals are branded sociopaths, but these people can effectively separate their emotions from their judgement capacity, this is a rational approach and often misquoted as being cold or inhuman.

I hope you will not label me as a sociopath for this reply, that would be a weak argument.

Thank you.
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Nahhhhhhh....I would not label you a sociopath.

But I would label you an idiot and a twit.
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I recommend that you look up Jung's 16 personality types, and also learn to construct grammatically correct sentences as your response makes you look like the idiot.
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Is ONE of the SIGNS of a SOCIOPATH the USE of CAPS LOCK on EVERY second WORD?
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You got that right! He's a psyco crackpot.
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Ok what retard drunken mod pinned this dumb shit?
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So much of the workplace is filled with this...



1 in 4 people are sociopaths-psychopathic
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Ok what retard drunken mod pinned this dumb shit?
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Are you a sociopath ?
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Now, if a person exhibited all of these traits, realized they were detrimental to his well-being and success... and followed the golden rule and karmic law, who's to say sociopaths can't be a benefit to society?
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The person who realized his/her condition, by definition, is not sociopath anymore. Realization means light of conscience still shine through the heart. Sociopaths live in darkness. They don't realize anything wrong about themselves. They are driven by impulse and compulsion. It is a spirit possessed condition. When people keep letting their base impulses reign freely, they'll sooner or later cease to be reasoning human with conscience.
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#1) Sociopaths are charming
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So is anyone trying to win you over to their opinion or perceived way of thinking. Most people will love you if you just agree with them and tell them they're the bees knees, because they derive value from others reinforcing their view of themselves. Remember this when you dislike someone for being HONEST, and listen to that seductive friend/side of you that wants to FEEL right. Also notice this has nothing to do with their intent. Though the odds are usually against them genuinely valuing your well being, some actually do.

#2) Sociopaths are more spontaneous and intense than other people
 Quoting: Person445



So is anyone wanting to be liked by someone. Think about the boy/girl/tentacled horror that went out of their way to do these things when you first started dating, but never does anymore.
Spontaneity and intensity are all about combinations of words, actions, emotions, and making 'the magic' in a slice of reality. It is a powerful ability and if you're unethical or unsubtle it can get you into trouble.

#3) Sociopaths are incapable of feeling shame, guilt or remorse
 Quoting: Person445


Shame, guilt, and remorse depend on perspective and consent. People see these things differently. Granted some people will ignore and dismiss that which they don't want to admit is true. Most everyone does that as it relates to the first point about people liking when others agree with them.


#4) Sociopaths invent outrageous lies about their experiences
 Quoting: Person445


This can play into people being gullible, wanting to believe everything they hear. This is why you don't immediately trust strangers. And test people when you see inconsistencies.

#5) Sociopaths seek to dominate others and "win" at all costs
 Quoting: Person445



This is probably due to a persons desire for social acceptance, but understand it could prevent you from listening to people who ARE right, when YOU are wrong and unwilling to admit it.

Really, this list seems like a bunch of ways to dismiss people who challenge you in uncomfortable ways, which can get you into a whole bunch of trouble down the line.

The lesson to take away from this is that people think and experience reality very differently, even though on the surface we look pretty similar.

Just as a cat has a roughly similar exterior to a small dog, they are very different creatures 'in their head'. The only way to anticipate their behavior is to be curious and cautious, using your mind to shield your heart.
Overstand, this isn't a sermon from the hill, but a 'Trespassers Will Be Shot' Sign.
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So, would that make all the founders of religion "sociopaths"?
And what about their fundamentalists followers?
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So, would that make all the founders of religion "sociopaths"?
And what about their fundamentalists followers?
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If your founding a religion around yourself ie.

The Formal Church Of IRQ_1


Then perhaps yes but if your start it on a set of principles outside of yourself then maybe not.

Now as far as followers go then that is interesting. On one hand you have a personality that is trying to be the best at pleasing something outside of themselves which seems to contradict the entire concept of a self important sociopath while at the same time lying, cheating or stealing to make themselves the best follower of a faith.

Most people who follow a religion do not fall into this category.
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#1) Sociopaths are charming
 Quoting: Person445


So is anyone trying to win you over to their opinion or perceived way of thinking. Most people will love you if you just agree with them and tell them they're the bees knees, because they derive value from others reinforcing their view of themselves. Remember this when you dislike someone for being HONEST, and listen to that seductive friend/side of you that wants to FEEL right. Also notice this has nothing to do with their intent. Though the odds are usually against them genuinely valuing your well being, some actually do.

#2) Sociopaths are more spontaneous and intense than other people
 Quoting: Person445



So is anyone wanting to be liked by someone. Think about the boy/girl/tentacled horror that went out of their way to do these things when you first started dating, but never does anymore.
Spontaneity and intensity are all about combinations of words, actions, emotions, and making 'the magic' in a slice of reality. It is a powerful ability and if you're unethical or unsubtle it can get you into trouble.

#3) Sociopaths are incapable of feeling shame, guilt or remorse
 Quoting: Person445


Shame, guilt, and remorse depend on perspective and consent. People see these things differently. Granted some people will ignore and dismiss that which they don't want to admit is true. Most everyone does that as it relates to the first point about people liking when others agree with them.


#4) Sociopaths invent outrageous lies about their experiences
 Quoting: Person445


This can play into people being gullible, wanting to believe everything they hear. This is why you don't immediately trust strangers. And test people when you see inconsistencies.

#5) Sociopaths seek to dominate others and "win" at all costs
 Quoting: Person445

 Quoting: NonAlignedEntity


This is probably due to a persons desire for social acceptance, but understand it could prevent you from listening to people who ARE right, when YOU are wrong and unwilling to admit it.

Really, this list seems like a bunch of ways to dismiss people who challenge you in uncomfortable ways, which can get you into a whole bunch of trouble down the line.

The lesson to take away from this is that people think and experience reality very differently, even though on the surface we look pretty similar.

Just as a cat has a roughly similar exterior to a small dog, they are very different creatures 'in their head'. The only way to anticipate their behavior is to be curious and cautious, using your mind to shield your heart.


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#1) Sociopaths are charming
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So is anyone trying to win you over to their opinion or perceived way of thinking. Most people will love you if you just agree with them and tell them they're the bees knees, because they derive value from others reinforcing their view of themselves. Remember this when you dislike someone for being HONEST, and listen to that seductive friend/side of you that wants to FEEL right. Also notice this has nothing to do with their intent. Though the odds are usually against them genuinely valuing your well being, some actually do.

#2) Sociopaths are more spontaneous and intense than other people
 Quoting: Person445



So is anyone wanting to be liked by someone. Think about the boy/girl/tentacled horror that went out of their way to do these things when you first started dating, but never does anymore.
Spontaneity and intensity are all about combinations of words, actions, emotions, and making 'the magic' in a slice of reality. It is a powerful ability and if you're unethical or unsubtle it can get you into trouble.

#3) Sociopaths are incapable of feeling shame, guilt or remorse
 Quoting: Person445


Shame, guilt, and remorse depend on perspective and consent. People see these things differently. Granted some people will ignore and dismiss that which they don't want to admit is true. Most everyone does that as it relates to the first point about people liking when others agree with them.


#4) Sociopaths invent outrageous lies about their experiences
 Quoting: Person445


This can play into people being gullible, wanting to believe everything they hear. This is why you don't immediately trust strangers. And test people when you see inconsistencies.

#5) Sociopaths seek to dominate others and "win" at all costs
 Quoting: Person445

 Quoting: NonAlignedEntity


This is probably due to a persons desire for social acceptance, but understand it could prevent you from listening to people who ARE right, when YOU are wrong and unwilling to admit it.

Really, this list seems like a bunch of ways to dismiss people who challenge you in uncomfortable ways, which can get you into a whole bunch of trouble down the line.

The lesson to take away from this is that people think and experience reality very differently, even though on the surface we look pretty similar.

Just as a cat has a roughly similar exterior to a small dog, they are very different creatures 'in their head'. The only way to anticipate their behavior is to be curious and cautious, using your mind to shield your heart.



The lesson to take away is that there are some very sick people posting here and you are one of them.

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