No one truly wants to admit when they are dealing with someone who is mentally unstable such as a sociopath. Especially when that person is someone they love.
However, it is important for all of us to recognize these warning signs when we finally do come across someone who appears to be unable to operate in society on a functional level.
Unfortunately, sometimes this means that we have to leave these people in order for them to truly learn what they are doing to harm society in the first place.
If you feel as if you are dealing with someone who may be a sociopath, then you will want to look for these four warning signs.
1. Deliberately Avoid Answering You
Sociopaths have a very strange and cruel way of manipulating others. If you are in a relationship with a sociopath then you probably have already experienced what it is like for them to deliberately avoid talking to you for anything in particular.
They want you to feel like you were the one in the wrong the entire time during a fight or some kind of disagreement. Just as long as they are able to put a dent in your self-esteem then they have done their job right.
The longer you wait for them to talk to you again the more hurt you will be.
2. Constant Lying
Have you ever noticed with the person you are with tends to lie all of the time about things that probably never even happened to begin with? This is one of the major warning signs to a sociopath that is also another method for them to manipulate you with.
Lying is like a second nature to them and they know just what to say in order to get just what they want from you. It’s important that you are resilient towards these lies, otherwise you may not last very long in this relationship.
They also love to find the best excuses to throw at you when they have failed to perform a certain task.
3. Attention Seekers
One of the most exhausting aspects to a sociopath is how much attention they crave every single day of their lives. They will do anything and everything to make sure that all of the spotlights are on them and their problems.
Nothing else exists to them in their own little world, they essentially view themselves as the center of the universe at all times. No one else’s problems matter to them, just as long as they are able to get your attention then they have been fulfilled.
They will seek out sympathy or empathy from others if they are not getting it from you.
4. Very Conceded
Sociopaths are extremely conceded when it comes to actually talking to them, if you get to talk to them. They look down on everyone else as if they were only there because of them.
As mentioned before, this plays a big part of them being attention seekers. When they get that attention they can make themselves appear like they know everything there is to know about everything.
However, if you call them out on their bluffs, they tend to retreat to those who are willing to sympathize with them. No surprise, right?
It is important that you do not allow yourself to fall into their traps. Do yourself a favor for whenever you find yourself dealing with a sociopath to just remove yourself from their existence entirely.
They will see you as some kind of pawn and never as another human being.
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