Nine signs that you are dating a sociopath.
How do you know
when you are in a relationship with the wrong person?
Sometimes, you can’t tell when you are in such a relationship,
as love can often blind you.
So, here are nine signs to help you identify
if you are dating a sociopath.
1. They’re motivated solely by their own personal desires.
Basic human needs like food, water, or money are what drives them.
If you talk to them about making the world a better place,
they won’t be motivated.
In a relationship context,
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only things like money, sex, food,
or whatever you can offer are interesting to them.
2. They are highly manipulative.
Sociopath usually prey on your emotions.
They find your weak spots and take advantage of them.
They socially isolate you from your friends and even family,
not allowing you to go anywhere, such as the grocery shop,
without letting them know and gaining their approval first.
This behavior weakens your relationship with other people,
so you end up needing your partner more and more.
3. They don’t walk the walk.
Your partner will tell you one thing, but do another.
Or they’ll say how they hate certain things,
but allow those things into their life.
They tell you their grand plans,
but none of them shows in their actions.
This behavior can be confusing and disorienting,
especially when they are being hypocritical.
For example, they may tell you that
they hate when you are late dates,
because it shows that you have no respect for them;
yet they themselves will often be late,
or even reschedule plans with you,
with no valid explanation or apology.
4. They lack sympathy.
Empathy is the ability to understand someone’s emotions.
Sociopath certainly understand your emotions,
they just have no sympathy for you.
When you’re feeling sad,
they simply don’t see it as something that should concern them,
but rather as an opportunity to exploit your perceived weakness.
5. They don’t take responsiblity.
Sociopath are usually narcissistic.
So they believe they’re never at fault no matter what.
When confronted on their behavior and asked to change their ways,
they will say “yes” to keep you by their side.
However, there won’t actually be any changes,
continuing the cycle of mistreatment and manipulation.
6.They constantly insult you.
Your partner’s jabs don’t always have to be direct.
Let’s say you are wearing an outfit
similar to another person you both encounter.
Your partner might make a comment about
how ugly and gross the other person’s clothes are.
And if you confront them,
they will accuse you of being paranoid and play the victim.
7. You are always guilty.
You are the one at fault for every mishap,
and your partner will never admit when they are wrong.
They will manipulate the situations to become the victim
when they are clearly not.
In the end, you are the one apologizing.
8. They project their insecurity on you and everyone else.
This is the result of their narcissism and manipulation habits.
As they are always trying to look perfect
or at least better than the rest.
9. They can adapt themselves.
In negative ways, they will adapt to the situation
and to you, if need be.
For example, they may yell at you,
making you shut up and playing with your emotions.
But when you lash out,
they promise to change.
In the long run, however,
they actually become more manipulative，
causing you to become even more insecure.
Based on these characteristics,
do you think you know anyone
who may be dating a sociopath?
Have you ever been in a relationship with a sociopath before?
Feel free to share your stories in the comments below.
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