What I am, however, is a person who has been in two relationships with sociopaths—one two years long and the second, thankfully, much, much shorter. If I can help at all, I want to make sure that other people do not go through the pain and devastation that I did. And if they have already done so, I hope they will come out the other side with me, knowing that they were not alone and that they have now truly stepped into the light to be rid of these people. We meet someone and you just know. Everything seems to make sense. Sociopaths like to take up your world, and they can do this by committing really quickly.
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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. They know exactly what to say to everyone to get them to like them. That's probably why you were drawn to them in the first place. Be careful: Because a charming people-person isn't necessarily indicative of a sociopath, you should look out for other signs, too.
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What does it mean? Am I a sociopath? How do I know if my partner is one?