I think i was dating a sociopath
When someone asks me what one is, I mention the Max Branning character in East Enders. But he’s focused on fulfilling his own desires to the expense of all who cross his path.9 SIGNS YOUR PARTNER MAY BE CHEATING ON YOU Even his children’s needs come a distant second to his. Their focus is very good, and if they want you, they’re totally focused on you. Wait until they’re bored with you — their attitude will change very quickly. It can be hard to sink in that Mr or Mrs Perfect that you have been dating is actually a sociopath. You come up with a list of traits from the DSM about sociopaths, and you question is he/she really a sociopath?You read the list, and still you are not sure, after all he/she was just so ‘nice’.
It is not uncommon for individuals who have never been involved in this type of romance to wonder if their partner has a disorder.
Similarly, Carver notes that the Loser doesn’t have to exhibit all of the symptoms listed below to be dangerous.
The presence of even three of these symptoms indicates a potentially harmful relationship.
Could there be an underlying neurological cause for the violating or dangerous behaviors? Individuals with personality disorders have difficulty relating to others, resulting in rocky relationships.
There are some with these conditions that have a high potential to traumatize their mates due to their symptom profile (Mager, Bresin, and Verona, 2014; Lawson and Brossart, 2013).
Anything above this number points to not just probable, but certain harm.