When you first meet, you will be bowled over at just how charismatic and charming he/she is. Sometimes this will seem false to you, He/she might tell you how incredible that you look. You just got out of bed, sat in your dressing gown, no makeup, and yes, you did actually see yourself in the mirror.
Despite this he will insist that you are the most amazing person that he has ever seen in his life.
There is something about the tall stories that he tells, which just do not ring true.
Surely NOBODY could have been through that much, you tell yourself.
The things that he tells you and everyone else around you seem to be said for the façade for show.
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’.
Yes you have started to discover things, but you are still not sure, you are confused. Traits that show that the person you are dating could potentially be a sociopath. Charismatic and charming For the sociopath, image is everything.
At least the image that he/she gives to the outside world.
His words are smooth and fast, and he is never stuck for something to say.
He can be amazing company, and can light up your life with energy, charisma, and promises of a rich and bright future ahead.
He focuses all of his attention on you, and makes you feel like you are the most amazing person that he has ever met in his life. Superficial and glib A sociopath will say just about anything to anyone to get what he wants.
He is smooth, and words rolls words out of his mouth, without even thinking.