May 1, 2017 at 2:23 am #1332
“How to detect a sociopath” by Mark Adams http://www.naturalnews.com/036112_sociopaths_cults_influence.html
This is an amazing article written by investigative journalist Mark Adams. In it the author utilizes the academically accepted “10 signs for spotting a sociopath” by Harvard psychologist Martha Stout(author of The Sociopath Next Door). In Stout’s book she applies this list of sociopath traits to cases that fit into the most common sociopath profiles used in academia. For example the controlling domestically violent aggressor in DV relationships etc… Adams takes the rubric and illustrates it’s validity using some of the most extreme sociopaths in history. The result is an unexpected and stunning insight into the mind of sociopaths. It is amazing how well these extreme examples fit perfectly into current academic frameworks.
This article is must read for mental health professionals and academics because Adams perspective and analysis is both unique and creditable. I have read most of the peer reviewed material on cluster B types and his perspective on modern academic frameworks of cluster B individuals is definitely unique. This article should have been published in a peer review journal(with a slight change for the different audience in mind, that is academics and industry professional not the everyday consumers).
This article is also a must read for individuals struggling with cluster B relationships. Adams use of extreme examples makes it easier to comprehend and grasp the sociopath traits outlined by Stout. It will help non-sociopaths spot abusive people, relationships and behaviors.May 1, 2017 at 10:55 pm #1334
I guess that there isn’t much traffic in the “recommended reading” forum.May 2, 2017 at 1:46 am #1335
I’m hereMay 2, 2017 at 8:53 pm #1337
I’ve read this article.
I’ve found that most Sociopaths are easier to detect as they get older, mainly because living life as a vicious predator often has consequences. For instance, Sociopaths who commit crimes eventually end up getting caught. Relationships don’t last for very long. And reckless lifestyle eventually ends up in poor health.
So if you meet someone who is older and still can’t function in society, they might be a Sociopath.
The young and budding ones are more difficult to spot, IMO. They haven’t had time to hone their “skills” or to flunk out of society.May 2, 2017 at 11:44 pm #1339
My sociopath,a relative,who I depend on financially,is a functional alcoholic, whose personality disorder made him very wealthy.He left behind suicides,mental illness, ruined two of his kids marriages & careers , as well as mine.May 5, 2017 at 1:38 pm #1341
Is there any way you can break those financial ties, One? I’m sorry you are having to live this way.May 5, 2017 at 10:04 pm #1342
No,plus I have a chronic,none curable illness to deal with.
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