Join a support group such as Aftermath: Surviving Psychopathy.10. Don’t be so quick to give your time, money, home, car, or care.
Sociopaths seek those who are isolated, insecure and vulnerable. Enlist Support—from family and friends, Human Resources, an attorney, therapist and/or the police. Genuine remorse or repentance is introspective, the individual wants to pay restitution and is willing to be held accountable.
Recognize the "Pity Play,"—which is his weapon of choice to hook into your sentiments and compassion, enabling him to get away with murder.
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Cersei Lannister of Game of Thrones.
Chances are you will cross paths or have already engaged in a relationship with one. Go with your instincts or intuition versus the implied role he has taken on. Take back your life and well-being for living well is the best revenge.
These are just a few names by which you may have come to know a sociopath, a single individual that experiences little to no conscious guilt, empathy, shame or remorse and has an ongoing pattern of disregard for the rights and concern of others. Some of them don’t want you to question them and do question authority.5. Know what R-E-S-P-E-C-T means to you and teach others how you want to be treated. If you or a loved one has been in a relationship with a sociopath or a toxic individual, most likely you have experienced a loss of trust and a loss of sense of security.
Most people believe sociopaths are just the mass murderers in our society; however, that is not the truth. If you find yourself in a relationship with a sociopath, you will know by the violations you are sustaining to your sentiments, physical being, sexual integrity and/or finances. Second offense—Neglect of responsibility: consider if you are placing yourself in physical, emotional, or financial risk. Working with a professional will expedite healing and recovery.
Estimates say that 1 in 25 of men and women are diagnosable with this disorder. The following guidelines will help you to deal with the sociopath, as well as other types of toxic and abusive personalities: 13 Rules When Dealing With A Sociopath:1. If you have been in denial, it’s time to recognize that you are being violated and stop making excuses or accepting excuses for consistently bad behaviors.2. Give three strikes: First offense—Look at the claims, responsibilities, and promises made or implied and address any inconsistencies. What is your personal cost to staying in this relationship? It will help you to release the negative emotions lodged by this traumatic encounter and help you to embrace joy, peace, trust and intimacy.