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10 signs for spotting a sociopath
Natural News.com ^ | Friday, June 08, 2012 | Mike Adams

Posted on 07/17/2012 2:09:01 PM PDT by jyro

10 signs for spotting a sociopath #1) Sociopaths are charming. Sociopaths have high charisma and tend to attract a following just because people want to be around them. They have a "glow" about them that attracts people who typically seek guidance or direction.

#2) Sociopaths are more spontaneous and intense than other people. They tend to do bizarre, sometimes erratic things that most regular people wouldn't do. They are unbound by normal social contracts. Their behavior often seems irrational or extremely risky.

#3) Sociopaths are incapable of feeling shame, guilt or remorse. Their brains simply lack the circuitry to process such emotions. This allows them to betray people, threaten people or harm people without giving it a second thought.

#4) Sociopaths invent outrageous lies about their experiences. They wildly exaggerate things to the point of absurdity, but when they describe it to you in a storytelling format, for some reason it sounds believable at the time.

#5) Sociopaths seek to dominate others and "win" at all costs. They hate to lose any argument or fight and will viciously defend their web of lies, even to the point of logical absurdity.

#6) Sociopaths tend to be highly intelligent, but they use their brainpower to deceive others rather than empower them. Their high IQs often makes them dangerous.

#7) Sociopaths are incapable of love and are entirely self-serving. They may feign love or compassion in order to get what they want, but they don't actually FEEL love in the way that you or I do.

#8) Sociopaths speak poetically. They are master wordsmiths, able to deliver a running "stream of consciousness" monologue that is both intriguing and hypnotic. #9) Sociopaths never apologize. They are never wrong. They never feel guilt. They can never apologize.

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: 2012election; election2012; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; obama; sociopath
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sounds a lot like President Obama
1 posted on 07/17/2012 2:09:12 PM PDT by jyro
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To: jyro

No now Yu Know don’t you that they will be calling you a racist just like they did that harmless little fuzzball —I think he goes by the name Rush something or other.But we DO SO agree it does so sound like the blackface in the WhiteHouse.


2 posted on 07/17/2012 2:14:56 PM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: jyro

sounds a lot like President Obama

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Add Pelosi and Reid and you have the Trifecta.


3 posted on 07/17/2012 2:15:27 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: jyro

Sounds like that Dengar01 feller that used to post here.

That guy was a blatant queer. And a pervert too.


4 posted on 07/17/2012 2:16:18 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: jyro

” sounds a lot like President Obama “

Sounds a *lot* like my second wife....


5 posted on 07/17/2012 2:16:53 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: jyro
All you hear about is Obama, Obama...nothing about our country. It has become Obama's life vs the President of the US for a few years.

He/they will go to extremes to hang on to power. Even if he loses the lame duck window will be dangerous to US.

6 posted on 07/17/2012 2:20:29 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: jyro

and my last girlfriend, which explains why I didn’t wake her up on that crisp November morning in 2008, because I knew she would vote for her fellow traveler-Zero


7 posted on 07/17/2012 2:20:41 PM PDT by corbe (mystified)
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To: jyro

Sounds a lot like Congress....


8 posted on 07/17/2012 2:21:52 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: jyro

It would have been easier to just show a picture of BHO and my former son in law.


9 posted on 07/17/2012 2:24:46 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: jyro

I went to the link and watched the Charles Manson video...that dude is bat shit crazy!


10 posted on 07/17/2012 2:25:33 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: jyro

Sign #11 — Sociopaths are often named Barak or Nancy or Harry and come from the family of Obama, Peolosi or Reed, Schultz, Gibbs etc.


11 posted on 07/17/2012 2:28:07 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: jyro

“Teachable moments”...


12 posted on 07/17/2012 2:28:48 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: jyro

Sounds like THE ENTIRE DEMOCRAT PARTY! They all sociopaths.


13 posted on 07/17/2012 2:31:28 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: jyro

Only if #6 is deleted from the list.


14 posted on 07/17/2012 2:34:21 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: jyro

14) Uses young women as human humidors.


15 posted on 07/17/2012 2:37:42 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: jyro

16 posted on 07/17/2012 2:48:01 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (If Obama was any more thin skinned, he'd have a receptacle end: Dennis Miller)
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To: mardi59

more from the article-—

The most shocking realization to take home from all this is that people who live under the spell of a sociopath almost never realize it until after the spell has been broken. Just as the worshippers of Jim Jones believed his organization to be based in love, life and light, people today who worship sociopathic, charismatic leaders usually have no idea they have already surrendered their will to someone who does not have their best interests at heart.


17 posted on 07/17/2012 3:00:35 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: StonyBurk

if Zimmerman’s white, so is Obama


18 posted on 07/17/2012 3:06:14 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: jyro
Sociopaths are incapable of feeling shame, guilt or remorse...
19 posted on 07/17/2012 3:14:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: jyro
Sociopaths invent outrageous lies about their experiences....
20 posted on 07/17/2012 3:15:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: jyro

Except for the highly intelligent part. Bambi is not smart and everything he says reveals how uneducated he is, probably because he simply doesn’t learn very well.

Sociopaths are crafty, however, and sometimes at first glance that seems like intelligence.


21 posted on 07/17/2012 3:16:48 PM PDT by livius
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To: jyro
Sociopaths hate to lose any argument or fight and will viciously defend their web of lies, even to the point of logical absurdity....
22 posted on 07/17/2012 3:17:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: jyro

It sure does. But he’s also narcissistic.


23 posted on 07/17/2012 3:19:27 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: jyro

Great post. Thanks. More background on many of our elected representatives. Enablers/co-conspirators are just as bad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tro2U-cezqo


24 posted on 07/17/2012 3:20:25 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: svcw

Actually it IS my former son-in-law (and BHO!)


25 posted on 07/17/2012 3:22:01 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: humblegunner

Who could forget the guy who prowled around his neighborhood in a ninja suit spying on Muslims.


26 posted on 07/17/2012 3:23:22 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: jyro
Sociopaths never apologize....
27 posted on 07/17/2012 3:24:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: jyro
11) They look like a Kennedy
28 posted on 07/17/2012 3:26:15 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BenLurkin

“Sociopaths are incapable of feeling shame, guilt or remorse...”

But they will carry a grudge and attempt to ‘get even’ until the day they die.


29 posted on 07/17/2012 3:26:58 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: jyro
#3) Sociopaths are incapable of feeling shame, guilt or remorse. Their brains simply lack the circuitry to process such emotions. This allows them to betray people, threaten people or harm people without giving it a second thought.

And yet they're still commanded to "do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
30 posted on 07/17/2012 3:32:07 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: jyro

Romney should use this in an ad.


31 posted on 07/17/2012 3:33:03 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: MestaMachine
“Sociopaths are incapable of feeling shame, guilt or remorse...” But they will carry a grudge and attempt to ‘get even’ until the day they die.

For what THEY started, pursued and screwed up in the first place:


32 posted on 07/17/2012 3:34:18 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: jyro
I have an acquaintance of going on twenty years, who fits the profile to a tee. Fascinating storyteller, very pleasant company, absolutely magnetic to certain sorts of people.

He relieves that certain sort of money, quite convincingly. Early on, I tried to intervene, to warn people that they'd never see that $10,000, $20,000, or even more than that, ever again, let alone get the fantastic returns that he very compellingly yet vaguely described, never on paper and never to the point of there being any legal consideration, always just beyond actionable. Under the law, his “investors” just gave him the money. I looked into it.

They believed him then, believe him still and think I'm the bad guy. Some have continued to give him money. He lives very well, two Mercedes-Benz, Italian suits, you name it.

The guy would've knocked the corporate world dead, just brilliant, very persuasive, very personable. But, no, he prefers whatever it is that he's doing.

I've kept in touch out of curiosity, just to see how long it takes for somebody to do him grievous bodily harm, but nothing so far. He'll likely go to his grave with all the hangers on that he's fleeced still believing in him and expecting their windfall.

It's just the most amazing thing. It's as if he hypnotizes them.

33 posted on 07/17/2012 3:35:09 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: MestaMachine
“Sociopaths are incapable of feeling shame, guilt or remorse...” But they will carry a grudge and attempt to ‘get even’ until the day they die.

Against the victims of the crimes THEY started, pursued and screwed up in the first place:


34 posted on 07/17/2012 3:35:17 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: jyro

I agree, look at all the paid losers fainting at the sight of their Sociopath-N-Chief.

He must really LOL at their stupidity in private.


35 posted on 07/17/2012 3:37:38 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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Sounds like Mickey Gubatosi


36 posted on 07/17/2012 3:37:45 PM PDT by RBStealth
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To: Uncle Ike

Sounds a *lot* like my second wife...


You married her too?


37 posted on 07/17/2012 3:41:55 PM PDT by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: livius

True indeed, Livius. When “off teleprompter” he reveals his incredible lack of intellect, in both discerning thought and also in verbal usage.

Someone who was editor of Harvard Law review should NOT be so illiterate. But that combines well with Frank Marshall Davis and cocaine/weed— dumb as a post and quite confident he is NOT.

Very dangerous in the crafty devious department, and also of course, amoral like all good Marxists. The STATE is all.


38 posted on 07/17/2012 3:45:15 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: BenLurkin

Well, he does apologize to the world for how Great America is in all the good things!


39 posted on 07/17/2012 3:49:55 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: BenLurkin
Agreed. The clintoon was a sociopath. obie, well he doesn't have the requisite intellectual wattage to be a sociopath. Arrogant, egotistical, narcissistic, asperger's-type character with a lack of character? Sure, but the fraud couldn't think his way out of a wet paper bag with the bottom cut out.

mitt's a psychopath BTW. Reagan was the last sane, normal man to occupy the WH - despite his creeping senility in the last year - still the best President of my lifetime.

40 posted on 07/17/2012 4:00:54 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: STARWISE; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Withholds birth certificate.

Fakes birth certificate and releases it through an “independent” online site wholly owned by the sociopath.

Fakes another birth certificate, acts like no other fake had previously been released.

...

Thanks jyro.


41 posted on 07/17/2012 4:15:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: jyro
Sociopaths are not necessarily intelligent. Prisons are full of stupid sociopaths with no consciences who kill and torture people and animals.
42 posted on 07/17/2012 4:19:10 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: RegulatorCountry
The guy would've knocked the corporate world dead, just brilliant, very persuasive, very personable. But, no, he prefers whatever it is that he's doing.

The thing that's amazing about a con artist is that he puts a lot of work into it and could do very well in a legitimate endeavor...but something in his nutty personality actually makes him enjoy the thought that what he's doing is wrong, illegal, immoral and fraudulent, and I think it even makes him enjoy the risk of getting caught. We're talking crazy, after all; functional, but crazy.

43 posted on 07/17/2012 4:23:01 PM PDT by livius
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To: John S Mosby
Someone who was editor of Harvard Law review should NOT be so illiterate.

Agreed. But since he seems to have gotten to Harvard without superior grades and even without any educational records at all, I guess that's not surprising.

He is not a smart man and has always been moved ahead by powerful people behind him. However, he's nuts and really believes that he's special and he's done it all on his own, and I think it's gone to his head and he's beginning to turn on some of his backers.

The problem is that a sociopath can be very dangerous when anything gets in the way of his version of reality or his perception of himself, and I think Obama will be even worse in his second term.

44 posted on 07/17/2012 4:30:25 PM PDT by livius
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To: SunkenCiv

WHEW!! For a minute there...


45 posted on 07/17/2012 4:39:21 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM OBIWAN IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: Chickensoup

I think you are confusing sociopaths with your general run of the mill animal.


46 posted on 07/17/2012 4:41:08 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM OBIWAN IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: John S Mosby
Someone who was editor of Harvard Law review should NOT be so illiterate.

He wasn't actually an editor. He was the President of the Law Review. I don't know if there actually is one editor. There's an editorial board. The presidency seems to be a political office, mediating between various groups and factions, but not actually responsible for editing or for the actual content. It's a little fuzzy, but it seems like the president of the review needed political or interpersonal skills more than raw intellectual power.

Being a "sociopath" or a "pathological narcissist" isn't just a matter of having certain traits that many people in the population have. You have to cross a certain line. A surprising number of successful people are charming, shallow, manipulative, conceited, but not incapable of shame or remorse, or absolutely incapable of empathy, or unable to distinguish truth from fantasy, so they aren't quite "sociopaths" or "pathological narcissists."

47 posted on 07/17/2012 4:43:55 PM PDT by x
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To: livius
He's the best con artist I've ever encountered, he's scary good at it, even fleeced me but I still like the guy, lol. How crazy is that?

I'd never been all that trusting, especially regarding money. He didn't get me for all that much. A few airline tickets via frequent flyer miles and $600.00, which was a lot to me at the time. It was then that I finally saw what he was. The rationalizing, he'd pop up with a new leather coat, things like that, still owing me. "I didn't spend your money on this, your money went for business expenses just like I told you, and you'll be repaid many times over for your kindness and for having faith in me," he said.

I came close to beaning him on the head with a telephone, and did get my money back. I don't know of anyone else who has. I've seen the crazy and the vindictiveness, but never directed at me. To the people I tried to warn away, it was explained away as "sour grapes," I was just being childish over a small loss.

When it was all said and done, I didn't really cause him any problem at all. So, we're still "friends" and I do socialize with him and his longtime girlfriend on odd occasion, whenever they're having some event or get together. I think he thinks I lend him credibility, lol.

He's going to cross paths with someone just like himself one of these days, and I'm not at all certain whether it'll be twice the trouble or they'll end up killing each other. He's beyond my ability to reach. But, again, very pleasant, great company, fantastic storyteller, the best of everything, their parties lack nothing and are very enjoyable.

48 posted on 07/17/2012 5:05:06 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: LearsFool

Do Mulims have that in the Quran.
It’s for belivers of Islam only as I read it [Quran 24:45)
“ all believers should be of good nature to others, and wish them blessings from God “


49 posted on 07/17/2012 5:10:01 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: livius

He wasn’t the editor of the law review, he was its president.


50 posted on 07/17/2012 5:12:08 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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