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Sociopath - Disguised As An Angel

Updated on March 12, 2015
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The face of a sociopath~
The face of a sociopath~ | Source

Sociopaths have an abnormal emotional life.

They strongly believed that there's nothing wrong with what they are doing or in what they have done under any circumstances. They are combative under a thin veneer of charm. They cry a river when they get frustrated but that is to grab attention and sympathy from others. They have empty soul.

Sociopaths are experts in putting up a facade. They care about superficial appearances, more often wanting to appear as a successful winning person.

What exactly is a sociopath?

Back to my university days, one of my favorite subjects was Psychology-the science that deals with mental processes and behavior. It deals with the emotional and behavioral characteristics of an individual and one of the most interesting parts of that course is the analysis of a sociopath.

I am not a psychologist or an expert in this field but right after reading the book, “The Sociopath Next Door” by Martha Stout, my interest on the subject emerged, considering the fact that I know someone who’s been a victim of a sociopath and yet had chosen to live with it for the love of it. Stupid, you may say? It happens. What’s the saying again, “Love is blind”? Is it really blind? Perhaps, it is but I believed the lover is not. This may sound harsh but I think it is dumb.

Now, what exactly is a sociopath? It may seem difficult to identify a sociopath, especially if he or she happens to be your partner. Sociopaths do not become sociopaths overnight. They have a history. They have quite a story that doesn't add up. They are full of lies.

All sociopaths excel at deception.They are immoral imbeciles, who do not discover their conscience. They have to be treated and dealt with as early as possible to avoid necessary turmoil in the lives of people related to them.

They are superficially charming and capable of devious manipulations. They are not normal people who make bad moral choices. Sociopaths have an abnormal emotional life. These people are known to be great actors and can mimic very well, especially the more intelligent ones. However, deep beneath this is a secret fear/knowledge of their utter unimportance/worthlessness.

These con artists exactly know how to dance to the rhythm. They overwhelm you with high praises and regards, attention and concern. The most vulnerable are the lonely ones looking for love.

They are toxic and simply without guilt, exploitative, excellent at finding people’s emotional vulnerabilities and working them. Sociopaths live in the moment because they have no loving human connections that give everyone else a sense of continuity of person and purpose. They strategically take you away from the people who loves you, particularly from your family and from those who show suspicions until there's only the two of you. So, what does a sociopath want? It's not really to love you but to win you, no more no less.

"Sociopaths often know how to make others believe they are the victim while actually being the aggressor." ~

Quick facts about sociopaths

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They are characterized by superficial charm, lying, manipulative, lack of remorse or guilt, being emotionally shallow and lack of empathy, failure to accept responsibility for own actions.

"Sociopaths have a huge ego. They are obsessed with themselves and don't really care for others at all." ~

Death God-Sociopath
Death God-Sociopath | Source

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To sum it up, sociopaths are plain dupes. They dramatically fool you and drain you out as a person, emotionally, physically and financially.

Don’t be a fool. If you think you are in this kind of situation, take a step back. It may be hard to recognize a sociopath, especially when you're in a relationship with this person but don't be blinded by your emotions. Reflect on your own loving connections and remember that there is a reason why your brain is placed on top before your heart. ~CrisSp

Disguised as an Angel


Do you have the mentality of a psychopath?

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The views expressed in here are solely for general knowledge/information only with the intent to contribute to the overall understanding of sociopathic behavior and how to quickly identify them. Please consult a professional consultant or a clinical psychologist if you face the problem.

Copyright@CrisSp~TM/2012. Fearless but not Heartless!

© 2012 CrisSp


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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      @aviannovice: Thank you for waking up this hub. It isn't completely idle but this has been one of my earliest hub and one that carries important issue. I have a big curiosity on the subject of psychology in general and I find it very fascinating. I sincerely appreciate your visit and your feedback. Thanks again.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      This is an excellent overview of one small aspect on abnormal psychology. A sociopath will drain you, sometimes to the point of your own good and moral values.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you for your visit Mary615. This is indeed a very interesting topic and it's hard to detect a sociopath in a way. We have to be cautious but not that paranoid. That's why it's always good to be knowledgeable about them. Peace and love to you.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      This was a very interesting Hub about a subject that has always fascinated me. I don't think I have ever known anyone that was a sociopath, but I've certainly heard of a few.

      I voted this Hub UP, etc.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello carolinemd21! Thanks for stopping by. Appreciate your comments.

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      Great informative hub. Love all the detailed photos also.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Carlos, I thank God for the gift of expression through writing--pen and paper used to be my weapons when I get angry and now I have my laptop or I will implode. Your comments reflect that you are a very sensible person and I like that. Thank you for dropping by.

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      Carlos Catatonia 5 years ago from new orleans, louisiana

      I honestly believe you wrote this out of anger, with that being said I loved it.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you again MsLofton. Happy hubbing!

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      MsLofton 5 years ago from IL

      As a Domestic Violence Advocate I can relate to this, this is definitely a good hub. It provides great insight.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you for visiting EuroNinlla and I'm glad you find it interesting. I agree with you, this topic on sociopaths is indeed very fascinating. There is in fact, a new book I just got and excited about, Evil Eyes: A Daugther's Memoir [Kindle Edition] by Cherylann Thomas. I hope to hub about it, soon as I finish it. See you around fellow hubber! (:-

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 5 years ago from NYC BABY

      Very interesting hub, voted up and interesting :). I am very interested in psychology as well and find the topic of sociopaths fascinating. Thanks for sharing this nice read!:)

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello Rosemay50! Thank you again for visiting my hub. I really hope this hub serves the purpose and that every one lives in truth and love.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      This is a great hub. I am sure there will be those out there who will stop and think and realise that they may just be living with a sociopath. The wolf in sheeps clothing.

      Thank you for sharing this

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello Sparklea! Thank you for taking time to read my hub and my profile and for following me. I am indeed lucky to be an FA and I love it. I love people,culture,travel and helping out. So, it's perfect for me. Aside from that, I always aspire to inspire and speaking of that, I see that we have something in common based on your profile: keeping a journal, God, Spirituality, Miracles, Ghosts, Coincidences, etc. I'd love to follow you back and read some of your "inspirational stuff". Happy hubbing!

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      Sparklea 5 years ago from Upstate New York

      CrisSp: Voted up, useful and interesting. Very informative, and really helpful to those who may be in the company of sociopaths and do not know it. Thank you for the enlightenment. Blessings, Sparklea PS: I read your profile and congrats on you being an airline stewardess! I wanted to be one also and fly to Hawaii, but fell in love in college, got married, had two children. The good news is I have managed to visit Hawaii twice.