I have had more than my fair share of being subjected to bullies and sociopaths in the past and here is a list I have compiled from my experiences, which could assist you in defining and determining who / what a sociopath is…
They come across as being rather charismatic but in the end, is actually quite glib.
Even though they appear so certain of themselves, they are in fact paranoid.
They have strange sexual tendency or fetish(es).
They will warm to, suck up to anyone that is currently in the limelight, thus try to be in or steal the limelight.
They tell lies only to deceive but for some, they may lie compulsively.
They are able to manipulate their lies into sounding something very much like the truth due to their confidence and assertiveness to convince and dominate others.
They are unable to feel any guilt or remorse and have complete disregard for your emotional well-being or opinions and the consequences of their actions.
They will engineer situations and manipulate people into doing what they desire through charm or aggressive means.
They, more than likely, will have hidden agendas.
They end up treating people with such disrespect and contempt especially as and when things do not go their way. Basically, they spit their dummies.
They tend to be short-tempered and at times, violent – if not most of the time.
They may mentally and / or physically abuse those closest to them.
They are rarely shy but will certainly experience a degree of trouble in suppressing their anger, impatience or annoyance.
They are incapable of holding a job or remaining in one place for long periods.
They usually work or has worked in sales.
They somehow feel entitled so will be manipulative to gain such a position or authority, especially for their own gains.
They are often deluded, with notions of grandeur.
They quickly get bored so will venture elsewhere for some mental simulation. Physically, they will be spontaneous, taking risks without assessing any potential repercussions.
They will fail to keep to any social arrangements once they are comfortable with their foot in the door with a current social group and eventually, will look elsewhere for more unsuspecting victims to manipulate, bully and challenge.
They often seek approval from others and have a hard time taking criticism whether it is constructive or not.
They are two-faced and at best, hypocritical but will vehemently deny it.
~ SJ (Sara Jae)
Pssst… Respect is earned, not given x