A sociopath is someone who suffers from an antisocial personality disorder.Such a person does not feel love, empathy or affection for others and all relationships that they enter into are usually for the sole purpose of feeding their own ego.
Sociopaths exist—and if you're anything like me, you may have banged one in the past. So he had a gun and held up a woman and took her car. You're putting up with bad behavior, but you like him, he's funny.
Men and women with ASPD may not always come out swinging an axe while dressed in a raincoat to avoid dirtying their well-tailored suits with your blood, but you may have found yourself neck deep in a web of lies and risky behavior that, once on the other side, left you seriously wondering what the fuck you were thinking in the first place. The sex might be great, but I don't think you can hang your hat on this." Yes! It can be, but I've got to say, sex can be more about him and he'll fake what you want. Can sociopaths ever go on to have a functional relationship? I would say this: Dating a sociopath, that's an oxymoron.
Like other personality disorders, the diagnosis criteria covers a spectrum and ranges from Patrick Bateman to quite possibly, you. If you have any standards for your boyfriend or girlfriend, you don't want to pick a sociopath.
According to psychologist Martha Stout's 2005 book, , four percent of Americans are sociopaths.
Men are, unsurprisingly, three times as likely as women to have diagnosed antisocial personality disorder. If you really want to be with that person, you're going to make up stories and start to defend them.
(Or maybe women are just better actors.) To learn more about dating sociopaths, I spoke with Dr. Anne Brown There has to be some point when you can start to see through the facts. Sociopaths say what they need to get what they want.