On the other hand, psychopathy can be thought of as a more acute form of sociopathy with further symptoms. So it can be considered that all psychopaths are sociopaths but not all sociopaths are necessarily psychopaths.
Here are some of the red flags that might indicate the person you’re dating.
1. They can be extremely controlling
Your partner can be excessively controlling.
They try dictating when, where, what time and under what circumstances you’re going to get together. They also have the tendency to manipulate your behavior and control who your friends are and your activities.
2. They seem too good to be true
Such people can be really fun to be around in the start, and so you get drawn in.
They need to do this, as they will later use you and all the information that they have extracted from you during this wooing phase. They establish enough closeness that is useful to them.
Seek the help of a credible therapist or a trained psychologist who can help you navigate the complex situation, process what’s happening and equip you with the right tools to deal with the abuse and trauma that ensues in a relationship with a sociopath or a psychopath.
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Sylvia Smith loves to share insights on how couples can revitalize their love lives in and out of the bedroom. As a writer at Marriage.com, she is a big believer in living consciously and encourages couples to adopt this principle in their lives too. Sylvia believes that every couple can transform their relationship into a happier, healthier one by taking purposeful and wholehearted action.