Was i dating a sociopath
A sociopath is also known as having anti-social personality disorder.
Someone with this mental illness may be a pathological liar and manipulative, showing emotions only when it is helpful to do so.
You may think back to the beginning of the relationship when he was very charming and enjoyable to be around.
Many people stay with sociopaths in the hopes that they can get back to that honeymoon phase.
Often they engage in an abusive tactic called crazy-making or gas-lighting, meaning that they set their partner up to slowly feel like they are losing their minds.
For example, she may leave the faucet running and blame you.
It’s easy to buy into a man’s flattery, charisma and good looks.
On her first date, Jackie’s sociopathic boyfriend asked her, "Do you smoke? Once you are engulfed in the sociopath’s treacherous relationship, they use blame, projecting and gaslighting to convince you, you are the defective one.You choose to believe him because he is extraordinarily convincing. Everything about a relationship is a game for a sociopath.He is an astute observer of human behavior and they will target women who are nurturing, trusting, kind and caring.The truly scary part about giving your heart to a sociopath is he can dump you in a heartbeat and he has no conscience for the pain and suffering he causes you.Characteristics of the sociopathic personality disorder may include: Do you repeatedly fall for men who are emotionally unavailable, non-committal or abusive?
Sociopaths have little to no empathy, despite behaving as if they do.