Content Header .feed_item_answer_user.js-wf-loaded . If I’m being honest, I began wondering if my partner was a sociopath 10 months before we broke up. As someone who genuinely wants to believe in the goodness of the people around me, it was terrifying and sad to realize I had been so close to someone who I no longer wanted in my life in any form.Having an inflated sense of ego is an understatement.The only one who exists in a sociopath’s world is them.And worst of all, most of us would never assume that we might be dating a sociopath without even realizing it. In fact, some sociopaths we deal with on a daily basis function just fine out in society.They hold a job, have friends, and show no signs of the lacking social skills lurking behind their exterior.We often define a sociopath as someone lurking outside, ready to pounce.
Their primary focus zeros in on what they want and how to get it.A sociopath does not have the ability to overreact or react to anything.If something makes your blood turn cold, sends you into a state of overwhelm, or something you just can’t seem to handle, you may find that they treat it like it is no big deal.When the worst thing in the world happens to you, it isn’t their problem. If it doesn’t affect them, it makes no difference in their world.The ability to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes remains foreign to them. [Read: 7 big reasons why empathy is so important in a relationship] #3 They don’t ever get riled up even when there is a cause.