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How to Tell If Someone Is a Sociopath
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Posted on 02/17/2013 8:07:04 PM PST by BenLurkin

A sociopath is characterized by the deficit of social emotions such as love, guilt, shame or remorse. According to the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, the sociopath lacks "a sense of moral responsibility and social conscience." Sociopaths often scheme to manipulate others without regard to consequences of inflicting harm. It is the cold-hearted way the sociopath reacts to his victims that illustrates his lack of moral compass and detachment from other human beings.

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Verify stories and information provided by the suspected sociopath. Sociopaths typically concoct elaborate backgrounds, inflate their worth and experience and simply lie to convince others to give them what they want.

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Look for lack of expression of guilt or remorse for wrongful actions towards others. Lack of emotion and failure to express remorse typically signals sociopathic tendencies. Sociopaths convicted of violent crimes typically remain expressionless and exhibit a cold exterior.

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KEYWORDS: disorders; psychology; sociopaths

1 posted on 02/17/2013 8:07:05 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends

Take your pick.

2 posted on 02/17/2013 8:10:17 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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Barry Hussein comes to mind.


3 posted on 02/17/2013 8:10:49 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
And...they CANNOT stand an 'un-eventful' existence. Its a sure-fire clue also.
If there is not enough 'drama' or excitement occuring around them, or in their lives,
they will do what they have to to stir it up or create some themselves.

This I know from personal experience, having had to eject a person 'related by marraige' from my home.
Yeah, chances are there is at least one in your family, AND,
There are 'degrees of sociopathy'...not all are murderers/criminals. Many are just the source of 'low-level' grief & stress that never seems to end.

No matter what relation they are to you, you will never escape their destructive behavior short of eliminating them utterly & completely from your life.
4 posted on 02/17/2013 8:17:05 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: BenLurkin

Want to know what a psychopath is watch Bill Clinton, Barry Obama, and my former son-in-law.


5 posted on 02/17/2013 8:18:28 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: BenLurkin


Swear to God this is not a fake.

Google stripped this FR post but the remains are still out there.
6 posted on 02/17/2013 8:19:45 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: BenLurkin

Sounds like both Hillary and Obama.


7 posted on 02/17/2013 8:22:32 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: BenLurkin
"How to Tell If Someone Is a Sociopath"

Ask 'em if they're a Democrat (or a "Moderate" Republican).

8 posted on 02/17/2013 8:27:41 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 45semi

well that’s good, at least i know I’m not one. I hate drama and tension that stirs up crap I have to deal with.


9 posted on 02/17/2013 8:37:16 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: quantim

It was saying “redrum”...


10 posted on 02/17/2013 8:38:36 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I should clarify this would merely categorize me as a cynic who just doesn’t care anymore.


11 posted on 02/17/2013 8:39:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: quantim

Did you notice how much the thumb looks like Bubba ?


12 posted on 02/17/2013 8:52:13 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: quantim

That’s bizarre!


13 posted on 02/17/2013 8:57:33 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

It’s probably been in similar jams...


14 posted on 02/17/2013 8:58:39 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: null and void

Jams?

More like Apple butter in Hussein’s case.


15 posted on 02/17/2013 9:09:07 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Our US gov’t has been nuturing 5 generations of varying sociopaths. So, be prepared, their fruit has fully ripened. The cultural tipping point was reached in the early 90’s. Now, we begin the decentered descent. Geronimo...


16 posted on 02/17/2013 9:13:16 PM PST by RedHeeler
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To: BenLurkin

Our US gov’t has been nuturing 5 generations of varying sociopaths. So, be prepared, their fruit has fully ripened. The cultural tipping point was reached in the early 90’s. Now, we begin the decentered descent. Geronimo...


17 posted on 02/17/2013 9:13:43 PM PST by RedHeeler
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To: null and void

“You can take your thumb out of my ass any time, Carmine.”


18 posted on 02/17/2013 9:16:54 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: BenLurkin

Jam in the sense of a tight place...


19 posted on 02/17/2013 9:18:24 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: BenLurkin

When trying to identify sociopaths I always look for the Obama bumpers ticker first.


20 posted on 02/17/2013 9:27:22 PM PST by barmag25
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To: BenLurkin

Obama is the POSTER BOY for NARCISSISTIC BEHAVIOR.

He desperately needs attention. Hell, that speech wore him out. He took Air Force One for a golf vacation. The jobs he has had are much harder then AA classes at Harvard.That is why a part timer like Obama graduated. He was there part time.


21 posted on 02/17/2013 9:34:27 PM PST by Lumper20 (`)
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To: 45semi
And...they CANNOT stand an 'un-eventful' existence.

Which is almost a funny statement since our own Fed (and many, many times) state and local governments cannot STAND when we as Americans want to simply live un-eventful lives, if not prepared for THEIR "drama"..

22 posted on 02/17/2013 9:41:32 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: onyx

that was my first thought too


23 posted on 02/17/2013 9:56:14 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Yep!


24 posted on 02/17/2013 10:03:48 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: BenLurkin

Dear gawd, I had one of these people almost ruin my life - a sociopath/schizophrenic.


25 posted on 02/17/2013 10:10:01 PM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: KC_Conspirator; 45semi

YEP....got a sister like that....more schizo than sociopath...but...ejected her from our lives after she told someone she would poison my husband and I...(she was staying with us at the time)....it’s a reason we keep a UPS store box address....helps keep her away...


26 posted on 02/17/2013 10:58:03 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: RedHeeler

I agree! As we going slouching towards Gomorrah, societal norms no longer keep them in check.

I was married to a sociopath. She did incalculable damage to our children, emotionally and financially. ...even sued our older son. The court effectively rewarded her behavior!


27 posted on 02/18/2013 1:23:04 AM PST by rashley (Rashley)
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To: rashley

I hope you and your children are recovering. Sociopaths are so common; that it is uncommon, to know folks who are not. All the best, to you and yours.


28 posted on 02/18/2013 2:05:03 AM PST by RedHeeler
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To: RedHeeler

Thank you. I must chalk it up to Karmic blow-back - however nasty.


29 posted on 02/18/2013 2:21:13 AM PST by rashley (Rashley)
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To: rashley

What’s Karmic blow-back?


30 posted on 02/18/2013 2:38:11 AM PST by RedHeeler
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To: BenLurkin

“It is the cold-hearted way the sociopath reacts to his victims that illustrates his lack of moral compass and detachment from other human beings.”

It is the cold-hearted way the sociopath reacts to his OR her victims that illustrates his OR her lack of moral compass and detachment from other human beings.


31 posted on 02/18/2013 2:42:13 AM PST by equaviator (What difference does it make?)
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To: BenLurkin

“It is the cold-hearted way the sociopath reacts to his victims that illustrates his lack of moral compass and detachment from other human beings.”

It is the cold-hearted way the sociopath reacts to his OR her victims that illustrates his OR her lack of moral compass and detachment from other human beings.


32 posted on 02/18/2013 2:42:29 AM PST by equaviator (What difference does it make?)
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To: BenLurkin
They like or voted for Democrats, and an ILLEGAL ALIEN!
33 posted on 02/18/2013 2:44:45 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: RedHeeler

I very seriously think we should be teaching about sociopaths in school (maybe high school). Many are hurt by these people before they are recognized for what they are, and learning to how to avoid this would be a very basic and useful life skill. It would also help to recognize this personality type in politics, informing the vote. I have been burned more than once (it’s taken me a long while to learn my lesson) and it can turn your life upside down. Sociopaths can be extremely charming, so they’re not that easy to recognize upfront, without experience.


34 posted on 02/18/2013 2:47:47 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Well, I must ask you- are you a young person?


35 posted on 02/18/2013 3:03:56 AM PST by RedHeeler
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To: 45semi

spot on - cept you didnt mention the underlying pathology of narcissistic personality disorder - the sociapathy in my opinion stems from that -

My dad is extremely successful, yet completely lacking empathy and introspection for his actions...all stemming from a very specific emotional trauma in his early (adolescent) development, not unlike barrys abandonment both by his father and mother

These people are to be avoided at any cost, as no amount of discussion, reason or counseling will improve any relationship in which they participate


36 posted on 02/18/2013 3:19:30 AM PST by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle; 45semi; Revelation 911; BenLurkin; 444Flyer; cyn
I very seriously think we should be teaching about sociopaths in school (maybe high school).

The schools have already got that angle covered. The teaching profession attracts sociopaths. Some (most?) of them appear to be extremely charming, but they seek out captive, easily led audiences (IOW, the young, innocent, naive) in order to enjoy the power to control, manipulate, and bully. The schools would teach that the righteous, honest, just members of society are the dangerous sociopaths. Well, nothing future about that.

And how about the military brass. An overabundance of sociopaths in that demographic as well. They impose debased, demoralizing, and destructive policies upon the military members because they can. They know that they have a captive audience who can't simply get up and vote with their feet or freely speak their minds.

Sociopaths have a never-ending lust for power, drama, and trouble. Destroying locusts all, be they in politics, communities, organizations, or homes. By their very nature they can't sit still and leave things be.

From Ben Lurkin:

Barry Hussein comes to mind.

Indeed

Revelation 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

37 posted on 02/18/2013 3:37:35 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Once you know them, you cannot un-know them. Recognition of such folks, is something that is best taught by traumatic experience. Check out Paul Ekman. He’s the best I know, as far as teaching goes.


38 posted on 02/18/2013 4:19:33 AM PST by RedHeeler
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To: BenLurkin

Sounds like a description of 90% of generation X.


39 posted on 02/18/2013 4:33:14 AM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Ezekiel

And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

Im a retired pastor - and when I signed up, I had been catering BBQ as well....so I though the name fit the political circumstance, as well as my then profession of “pit” bbq...


40 posted on 02/18/2013 5:39:50 AM PST by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: 45semi

Hubby’s sis is one of those non-murdering sociopaths. We extricated her from our lives about 6 years ago but are still dealing with her crap because of what she did to their father. You are correct, it never seems to end.


41 posted on 02/18/2013 8:16:52 AM PST by sheana
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To: BenLurkin; Secret Agent Man; Michael Barnes; Revelation 911; Ezekiel; sheana
Heres a real good example!
Alec Baldwin, who believed Kenneth Starr should be 'knee-capped' for investigating Clinton.
Alec tweeted, “If Hank Williams Jr wasn’t such a pathetic, wheezing fossil, I’d have a talk with him.”
Baldwin told Vanity Fair magazine that he wanted to kill TMZ’s Harvey Levin.
Levin is the man who exposed Baldwin for his nasty voicemail to his daughter Ireland in 2007.
Alec said of Harvey, “I wanted to stick a knife in him and gut him and kill him, and I wanted him to die breathing his last breath looking into my eyes”.
But that’s not all! Baldwin admitted he fantasized about killing his ex-wife’s lawyer during his nasty child custody battle with Kim Basinger.
Not to mention calling his kid a 'Thoughtless Little Pig’ & ‘If Obama was white, he’d be up by 17 points’

Definate sociopath and hard-core libtard!
42 posted on 02/18/2013 9:24:40 AM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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