Are You Being Manipulated by a Sociopath?
It is estimated by psychological professionals that 3-4% of the population could be considered sociopaths. Sociopathy is a spectrum so sociopaths are not all the same. They are defined by a handful of characteristics, and if an individual exhibits a certain percentage of those characteristics then they can be considered a sociopath. We all easily know enough people that it is highly likely that we are associated with a sociopath. If you know have 25 or 30 friends then the odds are at least one of them is a sociopath. What is a sociopath and why is it important? The primary characteristic of a sociopath is a lack of empathy. A sociopath simply does not look at you as a human being, rather they look at you either as nothing or as a means to an end or someone to be manipulated for their benefit. A sociopath generally takes pleasure in the suffering of others and they have been known to inflict great physical and emotional harm just to entertain themselves. This is important to know for everyone because these people walk among us and there are a lot of them.
A hallmark characteristic of a sociopath is pathological lying. If you are dealing with a sociopath on a regular basis then you are pretty much certainly being lied to, and this would not be a harmless half-truth or something trivial that we all might fib about over the course of a typical day. No, a sociopath will lie, cheat, steal, and inflict intentional harm on other individuals because they want to and that’s what they do.
If you get the feeling that you are being lied to and manipulated then it can be of great benefit to you if you can confirm that you are being lied to and manipulated so that you can put an end to it. If someone is going to lie to you and manipulate you then they are most likely lying to you about their past. Sit back and think about what they have told you about their past and think about how you could verify their claims. You may be able to check to see if they have a criminal record, view their address history, see people that they have been associated with, or something else that there is a record of which would show you that they are lying to you.
Search Quarry is a public records search service which can be a great utility to see if somebody’s story checks out. Go to SearchQuarry.com and type in the name of the individual that you are would like to check up on. If your initial search provides a positive hit then you can complete your search in the member’s area where you can run unlimited public records searches.