All appear to enjoy breaking the law, and killing people. But in reality, there is a different type of sociopath which is far more frightening. They look like us, they act like us, and they walk among us undetected. But actually, they are not like us at all. There is one basic difference which sets the sociopath apart from all others.
Sociopath Fathers : The ‘Charming’ Killers
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When people ask about your family, you try to not mention him. You describe your beloved siblings and your outstanding mother in elaborate and adoring detail and you try to glide effortlessly into asking them about their family. For us, the children of sociopaths, the tales of drunks and addicts and abusers are a fantasy. Granted, a disgustingly twisted one, but a fantasy nonetheless. A third-party is involved.
When Your Father Is A Sociopath
Karli writes as a therapeutic outlet and with the hope that her articles will be useful to others who have suffered psychological abuse. The safest policy is to have no contact with such dysfunctional individuals. However, there will be times when you will have to deal with a psychopath, whether it be a co-worker, some confrontational clown at the movie theater, a family member you couldn't avoid—parent, sibling, child, etc.
However, the problems presented by the sociopath tend to be mostly social problems rather than symptoms of mental illness or criminal behaviours, although these are not excluded in some sociopaths. They view the rules and expectations of society regarding acceptable behaviours as inconvenient and unreasonable and impediments to their inclinations and intentions. Sociopaths can be identified in adolescence or even earlier. Children who regularly engage in arson, vandalism, consistent lying, theft, aggression towards others, and the torturing of animals are showing the early tendencies and signs of sociopathy and they are indifferent to parental punishment and pain.