- Mental Health
Sociopaths Classified and How You Can Deal With Them
A sociopath is someone who has no conscience. Although they may appear to know the difference between right and wrong, they won’t think twice about doing whatever it takes to fulfill their agenda or even harming someone for the sheer pleasure of it. They are frequently very good actors, charming, and give the impression they are a good friend.
Characteristics of a Sociopath
According to Martha Stout, PhD, author of The Sociopath Next Door, sociopaths comprise about four percent of the population, about one in 25 people.
Dr. Stout outlines personality traits of sociopaths to include the following: they very much appear to be sane and normal; they secretly view their partners, family, and friends as possessions; they have a knack for recognizing someone who is sincere and trusting and will exploit them to get what they want; if caught in one of their atrocities, they will forever deny their behavior and even believe their own lies as they never take responsibility for their actions; they have a talent for garnering pity from others through fabricating the truth—the pity party is only to get what they want and, or turn others against the innocent; although they may have a mental understanding of, for example, compassion and unconditional love, they are incapable of truly grasping and feeling these sensations as a well-adjusted and healthy individual would.
This may sound like someone you know, unfortunately.
The truly sad thing is that they are greatly hurting themselves. Our work with past life regression has shown us that these types are in for a very big surprise when they have their life review on the other side. You really can’t escape what you sow, as karma forever follows you like an invisible chain around your ankle until you balance it in future lives.
Where Does Your Conscience Come From?
Although you may have a fleeting image of offing your mentally deranged supervisor, since you have a conscience, you would never actually do it. Where did your conscience come from? Our findings show us there is a spiritual angle to this.
For many people, religion has helped to empower them with a strong sense of right and wrong, and they understand that there are consequences for bad behavior. This is generally very positive, but potentially negative if taken too far regarding behavior that isn’t really a “sin,” such as sex before marriage. False guilt can be very detrimental to a person’s mental health and spirituality.
It’s been said that a good upbringing, having good parents, assures an upstanding individual. However, many sociopaths have good parents and didn’t endure any excessive early life trauma, so one might conclude that there’s more to it than that.
Our findings indicate that your past lives and past life awareness (even if it’s only an unconscious awareness—it still weighs on your behavior) greatly contributes to your conscience. Someone who incurred lots of negative karma in previous lives may have finally hit bottom and might be extra careful now and overcompensate to make sure they do the right thing this time around.
An aside, our view is that everyone has guardian angels, other-dimensional guides, or whatever you would like to call them and they are constantly guiding you to do the right thing.
There seems to be three possible explanations for those who exhibit sociopathic behavior: they may have simply been born that way; early abuse shaped them to be as they are; or they may have gradually developed severe mental problems that foster such behavior.
For others who don’t fit in any of the above three categories, our findings indicate that demons or dark energy can encourage vicious behavior. Although it’s very rare, our experience with Spiritual Detox (tm) suggests it’s entirely possible. Note: it seems to us that responsibility must be taken for one’s behavior, no matter what. Even in the above-mentioned circumstance, the person somehow invited the dark energy into his or her life (consciously or unconsciously) and must be held accountable. The law of karma dictates that you can’t escape personal accountability.
How to Cope With Sociopaths
The author of The Sociopath Next Door offers a lot of helpful advice in how to deal with a sociopath, including the following:
1) Trust your intuition. If you have a sinking feeling that something isn’t right about a person with whom you’re interacting, exercise caution.
2) Accept the fact that some people don’t have a conscience.
3) Suspect undue adulation. If someone is giving you over-the-top praise and attention, be wary.
4) Avoid those who appear to be sociopaths. If you’ve already invested time and money, cut your losses now before things get much worse.
The best way to boost your intuition is with meditation. The more you develop your sixth sense, the more easily you’ll quickly spot a sociopath. Also, handwriting analysis is a fantastic way to uncover personality challenges, alerting you to potential danger.
Although sociopaths are relatively uncommon, it pays to keep your guard up until you get to know someone, reducing your risk of misfortune.
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