Recognize what drives them – Sociopaths are definitely driven but mostly only to get what they want and not for anyone good.
Acknowledge that they are expert manipulators – Think twice before confronting a sociopath for their narcissistic behavior as they can go to any lengths to shimmy their way out of a difficult situation.
Don’t expect them to care or show remorse – Empathy is a word that does not exist in their dictionary unless it gets them what they want.
Show strength and remain calm – Don’t let your guard down, don’t get frustrated, stay calm, and patient.
Communicate effectively – You might not always be able to evade a conversation with a sociopath, especially if they work with you or are someone close to you, so you must learn to communicate effectively with them. Be skeptical of what they say, keep conversations short and neutral, and avoid sharing any personal or intimate information.
Protect yourself – When dealing with a sociopath, it is essential that at all times you look out for yourself. Do not share sensitive information with them, call them out on their lies this way they would know not to be easily befouled if they do something nice for you don’t feel indebted as they would surely expect something bigger in return, keep an account of their transgressions, and if nothing else work seek professional help from a therapist or psychologist for guidance.
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